Book Review of Happimess – A Collection of Humorous And Satirical Short Stories By Biswajit Banerjee

Book Review of Happimess – A Collection of Humorous And Satirical Short Stories By Biswajit Banerjee


For most people, humor and satire offer a much-desired respite from the stress and tension of everyday life. Sadly, only a handful of Indian authors have tried to explore this genre as many of them prefer to write romantic books or action-adventure thrillers.

Thankfully, author Biswajit Banerjee seems to understand the importance of books that are good for light reading and help to bring a smile to the face of the readers.

His book Happimess offers a way for readers to put their worries aside and enjoy the fun of little things in life.

Premise – Happimess

The book comprises 12 short stories full of humor and satire that capture the experiences of people caught in tricky and awkward situations. The stories are naughty and make the readers laugh by poking fun at the social peculiarities and highlighting the humor that people fail to notice is present even in the messiest situations. Each story offers a unique dose of surrealism and layers of philosophy that have been masterfully blended with snarky humor and biting sarcasm. The stories cover a wide range of topics including conspiring home appliances, nosy insurance agents, a botched farewell speech, nosy insurance agents, die-hard hagglers, and even an outlandish disease.   

Who Should Read It – Happimess

The book is must read for people looking for something light and humorous that can take their minds off things. It can also be enjoyed by people who enjoy sarcastically exposing the peculiarities of society. The funny disorderliness presented by the book also makes it s good read for people who love the comedy genre and want to enjoy a good laugh.  

Writing Style Happimess

Despite featuring different stories each of which holds an individualistic appeal, the author has managed to maintain a sense of connectivity across the book. Each story is narrated in the first person and is precise and to the point. There are no redundant words or use of heavy language which makes the stories believable and accessible. The author needs to be applauded for turning the minute aspects of our everyday life that we often take for granted into the central characters of his stories.   

The cover page design is cheerful and colorful and perfectly reflects the theme of the book to place the readers in the right mindset to enjoy the stories.

Final VerdictHappimess

This is a good book for readers who want to have a hearty laugh I give it a rating of 4.5/5.

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