Married But Available – Book Review

 I didn’t think much of this book when I picked it up. Not exactly the corporate type, I just classified this as one of the many chetan-bhagat-like books.

But the humanness of this book hit me like a ton of bricks.

This is a story of Abbey, who’s born and brought up in a middle class Bengali family who comes of age in the corporate world.

Materialism & hypocrisy constantly fight in his mind with loyalty, freedom and justice.   

Delhi and Bhawanpur form the contrasting backgrounds .  The language is simple and no-nonsense, very much from am average Indian male point of view. But told with sensitivity and pathos.

I loved Abbey’s euphoria on buying a second hand Maruti car. And impressed with the way the Abhijit Bhaduri has used it as a trigger to Abbey’s heart break.

The whole book is fast-paced, without a slack anywhere.

But after I read it, I discovered that this is only the sequel! 

So I shall get the first book for a flashback on Abbey’s college life now!



  1. Pradeep said,

    March 6, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    The first one is also titled MBA – Mediocre But Arrogant. It is pretty average in my opinion. Most of it is about life in a bschool in Jamshedpur, we all know which one! 😉

    hmmm… i shall read it and get back to you! 🙂

  2. Lakshmi said,

    March 9, 2009 at 8:49 am

    whats with Indian fiction in english and bengali authors? so many of them recently..

    i know! 🙂

  3. Lavanya said,

    April 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Hello! Landed here from Maami’s Weblog. There is so much warmth in your writing. Shall stop by again.


    Thank you! Welcome to my blog!! 🙂

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