Cold Feet


After reading her blog, tweets & columns in the newspaper, I finally decided to read Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan’s third book COLD FEET as the first book of this month’s reading quota.

COLD FEET was launched last year (2012 December).  She was everywhere, touring major Indian cities, bookstores with reading sessions. I had an invite too but I did not go for it, I thank my stars now that I gave a miss to the session of hers.

I usually finish a book in a day or two days but this dragged on and on. I could not connect with the book.  I was a bit curious to be frank after reading about so much about it in the newspapers & websites but it turned out to be discontent.


  1.  Set up in Bombay ( not Mumbai), my favourite city in India
  2. No grammatical errors at all. Perfect English language used.
  3. Handy and not much heavy ( my hands still ache with that Inferno’s weight)


  1. ‘Should I leave it or should I read it to finish’ was my reaction after reading 3chapters, but I did finish it.
  2. Not a page turner, no well-built characters, ends unexpectedly, and no plot at all.
  3. Definitely not a blockbuster, but below average.
  4. Horribly slow and boring.
  5. I became cold after finishing the book.

Verdict: 2/5

Publisher – Penguin
Publication – Year 2012
Language – English
Pages – 248

Author: Novemberschild

I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.

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One thought on “Cold Feet

  • August 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I read her first, and felt the same. I have not dared to pick up another book by MRM again. I used to be fond of her blog though.

    Her language is superb, no doubt. But her stories lack meat.

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