- Paperback: 140 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9352067339
- ISBN-13: 978-9352067336
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.9 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 49 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,22,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The BNO (Sex, Life and Hookah) Paperback – 2016
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One boys' night.
He could be the man you say hello to in the lift every day, he could be your boss, he could be your husband.
She could be your sister, the girl-next-door or your girlfriend.
In this fast-paced novel that reveals a slice of urban life, The BNO opens the doors to the locked world of people's minds, and explores the lives of eight Mumbaikars, examining them through their sexualities and what makes them behave in the way they do.
The BNO looks at how the lives of eight relationships get affected by a casual night out. From the lonely housewife to the travelling business man, the book delves into the very private lives of married couples and how a single night can alter all existing equations."
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The story brings out the harsh truth of the otherwise concealed face of many in the society. Though I wouldn't say it is predominantly present,but the way, the story was written makes me feel that it had happened elsewhere. Eventually, even the author was asked the same question whether this did happen and he said a big NO.
I could also connect this story with a kollywood movie called "Panchatanthiram" which was enacted by Kamal Hassan, Ramesh Aravind, Jayaram, Suman and Yugi Sethu. However the story of this movie is completely different when compared to this story and I can also say that if this was made as a movie, it would for sure, receive "Critics Award" as there are lot to speak about this.
It all begins with a Boys Night Out and the sequence of events. These guys were known to each other but comes from a different background with each having their own priorities. The story revolves around the presence of sexual abuse, sexual pleasure, seeking pleasure in worldly things, illegal relationships coupled with marriage, responsibility, society and status.
It also talks about gay relationship and how the call girls were treated. Well, I do not want to go deep into it because the subject itself is to deep and it requires a careful reading t understand the real essence.
If you would like to explore your darker of it through this book, go for it as it would match each and every expectation of yours....
Eight men (of age 40+) went to Pune for boys-nightout. They usually met in Mumbai for drinks and hookah-smoking. But this time they brought two girls to party for extra fun. Story started after a boys' night out in Pune. Author has narrated story from either these guys or their wives' point of view.
When I read the last two chapters I could easily see that Manoj had tired of writing this book. He wanted to just finish it. The chapters don't hold a legitimate timeline and confuse the reader. There isn't a true climax in this book. There are a few hints of a big one coming. The last chapter left me wondering what its purpose was. The true tale was over in the previous one. Perhaps the worst let down was that there was no correlation between the first chapter that begins with a lot of promise "the girl in the office" and then is completely forgotten in the rest of the book.
The prose is eloquent and I found just one typo (which is fantastic)
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