Indiot – Review #ComedyBookWeek – Day 4 

Hello all!

The next to come as part of the #ComedyBookWeek is the review of book 2 of Ana Spoke’s Isabella Maxwell Escapades. 

After reading Shizzle, Inc, you just wait to get onto the next book by Ana, Indiot.

 Set up in India, the story seemed quite close to home to me, while Isa had a hilarious time, being called the ‘bevakoof’ wherever she went.

Blurb:

They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. True, but bad decisions will get you there much faster. Isa Maxwell has both aplenty in this second installment of Isa Maxwell’s Escapades. Having found her dreams of wealth and notoriety, she departs for India to play Good Samaritan to the orphans, the poor, and a wronged Indian prince. She makes two new friends before her plane even leaves the ground: the mysterious bejeweled Vivien and a bottle of Valium. Too bad she loses her new friend and the high at the airport, and her passport and wallet on her way to her hotel. 

Things go from bad to perilous as she launches on a madcap romp through Delhi. Will Isa survive, or will this be the last chapter in this Indiot’s story?They say the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. True, but bad decisions will get you there much faster. Isa Maxwell has both aplenty in this second installment of Isa Maxwell’s Escapades. Having found her dreams of wealth and notoriety, she departs for India to play Good Samaritan to the orphans, the poor, and a wronged Indian prince. She makes two new friends before her plane even leaves the ground: the mysterious bejeweled Vivien and a bottle of Valium. Too bad she loses her new friend and the high at the airport, and her passport and wallet on her way to her hotel. 


Things go from bad to perilous as she launches on a madcap romp through Delhi. Will Isa survive, or will this be the last chapter in this Indiot’s story?

Review:

Isabella Maxwell’s life is just one roller coaster ride. After her escapade in book 1 – Shizzle Inc., Isa wants to do charity and she has been approached by a someone who tells her that he is a prince. Believing him,she decides to meet the Prince and donate her money – which she got in book 1 – to charitable causes in India. And lo, begins Isa’s journey to India. What happens while she travels and after she reaches, is something you just didn’t expect.


Isa doesn’t seem to have anything coming easy for her. From the time her feet touch the soil of India, she keeps rising and falling like the waves of the ocean. Not a single moment of boredom or peace is there around her. The various ups and downs she goes through make the story hilarious. It just kept making me giggle.

Surprisingly it is not just comedy, it is a true picture of how any one of us, might have anticipated about India. I was a bit skeptical as to will it show India from a foreigner’s eyes – all poor and malnourished children. But the author has shown how India has become a mix. A mix of poor and rich, heritage and modernity.
And let me tell you, as an Indian, I was surprised at how she managed to create a perfect Indian scenario, the fact of corruption and bribery so often seen around here and the sudden foray into mafia. And all was so true to believe! The language used, the Hindi words brought in the story by the author and Isa’s affinity to the Hindi word she used without even aware of what it means, make the situations turn up and down!

Recommendation: 

A very well written and enjoyable read. I am waiting to see Isabella become the next Bridget Jones or Mia Thermopolis (The Princess Diaries). She surely is one adorable character created by Ana. Waiting to see where Isa’s next destination will be! Great one Ana Spoke!

I am extremely thankful to the author for providing the ARC to me.
Do read both of them and seeing Isa’s history, I think we should be following all her escapades!

S.F.R.

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