Monday, 11 February 2013

Tick-Tock, We’re 30 : Book Review

Snap shot:

Interesting, isn’t it, how someone is always utterly attractive to someone else? For every male tree frog, there is a female tree frog whose dry skin and warts and bulging eyes are the most divine. And to you, Lara Bagai, a karela is a thing of beauty, Nishad comments.

So he remembers I love karela. So what?
I take it your interest in frogs is purely academic?
I snigger. 
'I promise you I am not in danger of being madly besotted by one anytime soon,' he half-smiles.

The clock is ticking towards Lara’s thirtieth birthday and the whole gang is coming together to celebrate it. It’s a pact they made back then to meet when they all finally turned that age. So far, so cool. What isn’t cool is the other pact Lara had made one tipsy evening with Nishad. To marry each other if neither of them were hitched by then.

The last thing Lara wants is to give Nishad the pleasure of knowing he was right about Ranndeep being so wrong for her. Ranndeep, all-male, pro-motor racer whom shed been so sure of at the time. So there was only one thing to do. Lara would have to drum up someone else to pass off as her love interest for now. Enter flamboyant Perzaan, Turkish dude full of surprises. With the reappearance of Ranndeep and the gangs other quirky characters, its a week of audacious hookups and mix-ups. Chances are you’ll be guessing right till the end who ends up with whom, if ever.

My take:

The snap shot of this book is more than enough to kindle interest in your mind to read it. Whacky but believable characters, easy-flowing language, hilarious goof-ups, myriad emotions and a gang of friends hook you to this book till its end. The story shifts gear midway and flows smoothly giving way to an enjoyable tale of tangled relationship.

The bunch of friends and their reunion moments would make you nostalgic and might be you can end up whining to meet your old buddies to let the leash free of your inner wackiness. All the characters are reflection of real people whom you can easily identify with and therefore you can relate to their life, desire and aspirations.

However, the over-detailed persona sketch of various characters remains as mild dampener but somehow it did not affect the flow of the narration much. Too many characters and their intricate life moments sometimes becomes too confusing and apart from the mix-ups in the story, I had few mix-ups happened in my mind as well! The length of the book could have been reduced by trimming off few gratuitous facets of this book.
Overall, a one-time read which you can enjoy in journeys or bed-time with a relaxed mind.
  • Title - Tick-Tock, We're 30
  • Author – Milan Vohra
  • Publisher – Westland
  • Pages – 412
  • Price – INR 250
  • My Rating – 3.25/5

This review is a part of book reviews in Women's web. I am glad to be among the chosen 15 bloggers to review this book.


  1. Looks like a time pass read...will try borrowing ;)

    1. Yeah a time pass- not for buying as personal collection.

  2. Replies
    1. Give it a miss...even I got it for review so kind of dragged myself to complete it :)

  3. hmm, sounds like a quick read - i like the title!

  4. Sounds like a read when you have no other book on the queue and are bored to me. Will try it if I get a chance :)


    1. Yeah only when no other book is in queue :)