Do Not Wash Hands In Plates #bookreview

Travel broadens the mind. India it seems broadens the beam. When Barb, Janine and Jaya set out to recreate their Grand Tour though this time on the Indian sub continent, their sylph-like selves were in for a shock. In the rest of the world music is the food of love; in India the love of food is the mood music.

As we follow out intrepid threesome on their calorie cavortings, we see temples a’plenty and a fair bit of textile but really this book is about movement, in every conceivable sense.

It’s funny and warm and scary and did I mention funny? Everywhere is closed yet doors open for our intrepid trio. Obhama may be due but there are more important Yanks there to test the cross cultural queuing techniques and evidently interesting ( as in Chinese interesting) driving skills. An extreme sport if ever there was one.

This small but beautifully formed travelogue is a swift giggle of a book that will leave you wanting to visit, though only in the company of these grand dames – ‘grand’ only because of a particularly egregious form of substance abuse – paratha overload.

And it’s useful too. I’ve often wondered why India is a ‘sub continent’. Now we know. After Barb’s own personal ‘doors to manual’ moment following ingesting some unboiled water I suddenly grasped that  ‘sub continent’ is a larger more dramatic version of ‘incontinent’.

Read and Weep. With Joy.

You’ll find the link here. It really will not disappoint

And if you haven’t yet visited Barb’s blog then try it, here.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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18 Responses to Do Not Wash Hands In Plates #bookreview

  1. What a fun review, Geoff. Barb is always one to tickle the funny-bone. I’m glad you shared it. Hugs.

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  2. Mary Smith says:

    I loved this book. I’ve given up – almost – waiting for the next one about their second adventures together.

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  3. Ritu says:

    It’s a great book!

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  4. Just the review made me laugh. Thanks, Geoff.

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to India so I’ll definitely check out this book – thanks Geoff.

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  6. This has been on my Kindle way too long. I love Barb’s sense of humor and am looking forward to this one! Thanks for the kick in the pants. 😉 Can always use one of those. Great review.

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  7. barbtaub says:

    Reblogged this on Barb Taub and commented:
    I’m thrilled and honored and deeply concerned with the egregious puns in this wonderful review! Thanks so much.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Norah says:

    Sounds like a fun read. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Pingback: How NOT to get a tourist visa #travel #humor #India | Barb Taub

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