Book Review: The BNO. Sex, Life and Hookah by Manoj Jain


Disclaimer: Spoiler Alert! This review may contain spoilers!

Dear Mr.Manoj Jain,

Congratulations on your debut in the publishing world, with your book The BNO, Life, Sex and Hookah.

The premise of your book sounded so interesting;
8 Men,
Two Girls,
One Boys’ Night Out (BNO)

It started off rather well too, with you using quotes from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at the start of each chapter.
I liked how you began with introducing the first character, till I began to think, ‘Hey! That is way too much information for page 5!’
But you know, every authors style is different and I read along. Sadly, as the story progressed and more characters were introduced, it kept getting more and more bizzare.

I agree that the title, The BNO, Life, Sex and Hookah, should have been warning enough, but despite it I found little justification for the way your characters thought, talked and behaved. What was the reason for seemingly happily married couples having perverted sides and cheating on their spouses? Is having a tough professional life or a strict upbringing reason enough to cheat on a marriage?

Your book made me sad, Mr Jain, as it made me wonder if this this the ‘hidden side’ of most people? Also,why should a wife suffer the miscarriage of a much-longed for child? Why should another wife kill her herself and why should a Husband cheat a supportive and trusting wife.
And about another wife lusting after her driver! I was speechless. With disgust!

In your Authors Note you specify that ‘all characters are imaginary (as are the situations). It is likely, however, for you to find traces of yourself in some of the characters, a side that you have kept private.’ I certainly didn’t, as all the characters came across as kinky and proud of their debauchery!

Your writing style is good and engaging, Mr Jain. Hope you choose a better premise for your next book. Wishing you all the best.

I received a copy of your book from The Tales Pensieve in return for an honest review, and here it is.

Published by Mayuri Nidigallu
Tarot Card Reader. Writer. Traveler. Sweet Tooth-er. I write from my heart, edit from my mind and hope that my words will touch your soul.

9 thoughts on “Book Review: The BNO. Sex, Life and Hookah by Manoj Jain

  1. You have literally trashed the book! have not read the book, and now I am happy I ignored the book when it came seeking reviews.

  2. Sounds like a book aimed at a particular clientele. I am not fond of reading about infidelity .I feel an author even when dealing with difficult topics such as these need to keep logic in mind
    Interesting book review

  3. Honest review! and that seems to be exactly honest! Cant find anything interesting in the storyline too! Menaka Bharathi has recently published <

  4. I am not picking up this book. Thank you for reviewing it honestly. While writing style maybe good, the content must keep the reader engaged.

  5. I won the copy of the book and it is next in my to read list with review soon in the blog.

  6. Looks like an interesting read..will add it to my reading list 🙂

  7. It’s content attracts the reader to read.

  8. Oops indeed. Your review made me smile. 🙂
    It’s sad when you see people who can write fairly well go about with themes as these. Wish the author wrote something better the next time!

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