Blurb: “Eight men, Two girls, 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.”
About the author: Manoj Jain has always been interested in human relations and how they are played out under differing circumstances. He is an alumnus from IIM Ahmedabad and a student of Psychology. The BNO is his first book. He lives a quiet life in Mumbai with his wife and children.
Review: I finished reading The BNO (Sex, Life and Hookah), a book by debut author Manoj Jain. BNO stands for, Boys Night Out. It is a collection of 9 chapters with characters – Rohan, Riddhima, Venkatesh, Myra, Akram, Geetanjali, Kulbir, Suyash, Veena and Neha. It is about a Boys Night Out and the sequence of events. It is about a Boys Night Out and the sequence of events who come from different backgrounds. The story revolves about sexual abuse, sexual pleasure, seeking pleasure in worldly things, illegal relationships coupled with marriage, responsibility, society and status. Not talking about the book or the story in depth as this subject needs to be dealt by reading personally. As this book belongs to adult fiction, if you are mature enough and broad minded please read it, else you can skip it if you this genre doesn’t appeal much.
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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