After a forced sabbatical of two months from reading, I finally read ‘Big Little Lies’ by Liane Moriarty. To say that I loved the book is an understatement. It was one of the best books I read recently. Though it is not as classy as say ‘Homegoing‘ or ‘Em and the Big Hoom‘, it is a book which has got its priorities right. I have seen the now popular HBO series of the same name and also read some reviews of the book. Some reviewers have even dismissed this as ‘chicklit’. I am not sure since when did murder mysteries and domestic abuse become chicklit.
The author has in a light manner touched upon some very serious topics. Big Little Lies highlights domestic violence, deceptions, the fake world of Facebook. The Indian politicians should watch this series to understand ‘marital rape’ which they are in denial in India as we they claim ‘it is against our culture’. At the end of the book, Celeste sums it up nicely when she says. ‘It can happen to anyone’. The thing that disturbed me more was the ordinariness of it all. It is all written in a matter of fact way with no flowery language or sensationalism. Continue reading