Pyjamas are Forgiving.
WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Juggernaut Books on 7 September, 2018.
AUTHOR: Twinkle Khanna
COVER & PAGES: Paperback 256 pages 5/5
SUBJECT: The novel is narrated by Anshu. A middle-aged woman. Who is suffering from a sleep disorder?
I have always loved Twinkle Khanna’s columns. That is exactly why I enjoyed her first books ‘Mrs. Funny bones. I had read and enjoyed Twinkle Khanna’s 2 venture into books. I was really very excited for this after reading her 2 books I ordered from amazon. To my surprise this book is really different from other books. Simple yet surprising yet funny yet sweet! Familiar and deeply unsettling. The Pajamas are Forgiving revolves around love, marriage, infidelity, loneliness, and divorce. The book has a positive message for us to take away.
Continue reading to find out what I think of this novel.
“Anshu encounters someone familiar and profoundly disturbing – her ex-husband – in the serene sanctuary of Kerala’s Shanthamaaya spa, where food is rationed, sex is prohibited, and emotions are focused. ” “Pyjamas Are Forgiving confirms Twinkle Khanna as one of our fantastic storytellers, heart wrenching, amusing, and smart.”
Short Story: The book is an unusual story set in an equally unusual location. Pyjamas are Forgiving transports us to a distant ayurvedic therapeutic ashram in Kerala, where a forty-something Anshu seeks relief from her doshas.
Her fast-paced Mumbai life with its own struggles. When it comes to keeping her body disease-free, she is surrounded by plenty of calorie-dense food and polluted air.
ShanthamaayaSthalam with its quaint but highly efficient. When Anshu’s heart yearns for peace and her body yearns for rejuvenation, she turns to Menon.
Over the years, she has been a regular face amongst the multitude of people who flock together seeking Dr. Menon’s legendary Ayurvedic therapies.
This time, though, there seems to be a minor difference. “Her ex-husband Jay and his unnaturally young ex-mistress-turned-wife, Shalini, are among her inmates in the 28-day cut-off-from-the-outside-world course.
Shalini has something Anshu isn’t: she’s young, plastic, pretty, and thin. Shalini who took her husband when she was starting to get used to marriage and its many eccentricities. Shalini, who married her husband just when she was getting used to marriage’s many quirks. Shalini has something Anshu isn’t: she’s young, plastic, pretty, and thin. Shalini who took her husband when she was starting to get used to marriage and its many eccentricities.
Anshu can’t help but note how her pulse always takes a jump every time Jay looks at her, despite the fact that the two have been separated for more than a decade. This is the tale of Anshu and her encounter with a history that won’t leave her alone.
Let’s talk about the characters
From the main characters including Jay, Anshu and Shalini to other side characters like Lalit, Vivaan, Javed, Each character, including dr. Menon and Jenna, is beautifully conceived and created.
Each one has a certain depth to it, and I like how appropriate and suitable the characters are.
Twinkle Khanna writes in an effortless manner. She includes a lot of wit and humor and sprinkles it liberally throughout the story. Her terminology is flawless in her prose & effortless use of fancy language gets us in normal flow like as we speak this normally. Like the way breathe. Her storytelling & writing style takes us the reader to read her story anyhow and this book too.
I liked the most?
If one chooses to carefully read the book, there is a good chunk of information about doshas, Ayurveda, and Ayurvedic therapies that one can be learned just from reading this book.
Also, I particularly enjoyed the unique setting of the ashram and the vivid and meticulous details of running a holistic healing center. Since I’ve never been to a place like this before, so I want to go for self-healing. The way she was describing the surrounding to weather feel everything which we can imagine.
Twinkle, as previously described, has a talent for writing, and her flawless writing is without a doubt the best aspect of this novel.
Final take: Final thoughts: Pyjamas are Forgiving isn’t short on entertainment. It is a short, quick, and easy read. Though the book is equally entertaining and inspiring. Anshu’s story has a lesson for everyone and it will be a shame to not witness the beauty of Twinkle’s writing first hand. Pyjamas are Forgiving’s climax was very exciting. It would be an exaggeration to say it was unpredictable.
If you want to read a light and refreshing read. if you enjoy drama so you can pick this book i felt the book is little slow that’s all the negative point.
Happy Reading, Reading Lovers 📚