Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Review: Aisle Be Damned by Rishi Pipariya

Getting a sneak peek into an industry through a book is a great means. Many untold and unseen aspects are covered through it. Author Rishi Pipariya in his debut novel "Aisle Be Damned" tries to give the readers some first hand experience of aviation industry. So is he successful in becoming a perfect aviation tour guide? Let's find out. 

Swaying hips, praying lips and flying tips!A Hilarious Take on just about Everything Associated with Air Travel.
  • Getting seamlessly upgraded to Business Class.
  • The hows and whys of micromanaging the pilots.
  • Action plans to counter the airlines Technical Snag routine.
  • Sure shot strategies for winning the affections of flight attendants.
  • Awesome icebreakers to start conversations with attractive co-passengers.
  • How smart executives deal with the Walk of Shame to the economy section.
  • How a water bottle dramatically improves flight safety.
  • Breezing through immigration and customs, always making your flight connections and a whole lot more

Rest assured, your flying experience will never be the same again!

First look at the title and the cover and the readers will be confused for a moment. The cover image of a girl matches the tagline of swaying hips and the other words in the tagline gives more of a scandal book incoming. But that's not the case. It's a pretty attractive cover. The blurb talks about air travel and everything related to it. The bullet points are really a help in covering the facts regarding air travel and for the readers too. 

This is no love story. It revolves around all the big and small facts associated with air travel and is kind of a user guide and first hand experiences of the author and some examples to follow it up with for reader's comfort. From the ground level to the sky the author tries to uncover the facts which a normal everyday traveler can't get hold of. It's more of a guide book and that too a handy one for your future travels. 

The narration of the story is fluid and simple. The facts and figures make it more easy to understand the nuances of air travel. The helpful insights and humor is present in parts throughout the book. The first half of the book is captivating. The information relating to each and every aspect of air travel showcases the amount of research and experience that comes into this book. 

The humor element goes missing quite a lot of times in the second half. The book goes dull towards the end. It gives a little dragged feeling in the last few pages. 

The book is a perfect air travel guide for any user who has less experience when it comes to air travelling. The illustrations and real life scenarios make it handy for the people to understand. Humor is there but in bits and pieces. It's a perfect handbook cum guide for first time and frequent air travelers.


3 OUT OF 5

P.S: The book was received as part of "Reviewers Programme" on "The Tales Pensieve". 

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