WRITING STYLE: 2/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5
“Life is too short yaar! The more you live it the more you feel it, let’s not be judgmental I am a party girl and I love to party with big bad daddies like you.”
~ Anuj Tikku, Party Girls: Nothing is Taboo
A reader lives a thousand lives and the more one reads the better it gets. One can learn so much from just reading books, and no, it cannot be compared to watching films or consuming other alternate media. In this review, I talk about Anuj Tikku’s latest book, Party Girls: Nothing is Taboo; a book that talks about the sinful world of carnal pleasure and money-hungry pimps. Read on to know more about my thoughts on the book and about my experience of reading it.
What to expect?
Expect a really short read. Expect a book that gives the reader deep insights into the business of love and lust; a business where everything is available for the right price. Expect a book that draws information from the author’s own understanding of this world and of the machinery that ensures its smooth running. Expect a book that is written in a rather unprofessional language and whose editing leaves much to be desired.
What is the book all about?
Tikku’s latest book tells us a lot about the new trend of modern-day party girls. These are girls with well-paying jobs, good education, a command over English language and an affinity for all things good in life.
To maintain a lifestyle of luxury which otherwise is way beyond the means of their daytime jobs, they resort to working part-time as agents of carnal pleasure. For a said price they dole out their exclusive services to the choicest of clients who pay premium amounts for their premium services.
The book also briefly delves into the world of Bollywood divas who are into similar business albeit with a different structure and working. It also sheds some light on the world of erotic and sleazy soft porn web-series business and its profit-making model.
Who can read?
The book is written in a simple language so a beginner level reader can easily pick it up. But the content itself is such that I would not recommend it to under-age readers.
Let’s talk about the writing style
Party Girls: Nothing is Taboo boasts of a writing style that is candid and unapologetic. The language is a little crass and unprofessional. It does not adhere to modern sensibilities nor does it follow a literary path. What irks me the most, however, is the lack of a proper format and content plan. There is no proper planning or structuring of the content. It is marginally better from other books by the same author that I’ve read so far. But it still leaves a lot to be desired.
The text is often repeated at multiple places throughout the book. I also did not enjoy the rant-like or diary like narration that the author extensively uses in his storytelling.
One thing that is worth appreciating is the forthrightness of the author to share his experiences in such a candid way. Tikku is not one to mince words and the same can be clearly observed in the said book too. In my opinion, this sort of candidness is a double-edged sword as it works both ways; sometimes gaining brownie points but sometimes making a mess of an already tricky situation.
Is the language good?
As already stated, the language is unprofessional and comes with a lot of grammatical and editing errors. There are multiple issues on a single page and that irritates the reader in me to no end. I cannot emphasize this fact enough – a book is as good as its editing. Yes, you cannot guarantee that a better-edited book might be good but a poorly edited book is always a big NO for readers. I sincerely wish that the author takes note of this issue and pays attention to it in his future works.
It all boils down to the entertainment quotient
The book does provide some entertainment in small and infrequent doses. That entertainment comes from the subject itself. It should be noted that taboo topics almost always make for an interesting read.
In the end
In the end, Party Girls: Nothing is Taboo is a mediocre read that sheds some necessary light on this fast growing business of lust and carnal pleasure, where girls are agreeing to sell their bodies not because they lack proper education or financial freedom, but because they want to maintain a luxurious lifestyle that they otherwise can’t afford. The party girls, the sugar daddies and their middlemen pimps – they all are getting the things that they want albeit for the right price or profit.
Pick it up if
- You are looking for an insider account into the world of party girls.
- You are into erotica or soft-porn.
- You are looking for a short read on the subject.
Skip the book if
- If erotica or soft-porn is not your cup of tea.
- If you don’t like books that are poorly edited and structured.
- If you don’t enjoy an unprofessional language.
- If you are looking for a detailed read on the subject of love and sex.
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