Book Review- Crème Brûlée: A Novel by Ramona Sen

Book Name- Creme Burelle
Author- Ramona Sen
Publisher- Rupa Publications
Genre- Drama, Fiction
Pages- 246 
Price- 295


A quintessential Bengali anglophile, Aabir Mookerjee, is back from Oxford and can often be spotted basking in the comfort of colonial clubs or pottering around his restaurant, E&B, whose chocolate mousse has been garnering all the attention.
Troubles begin when The Mad Hatter opens across town and its attractive young proprietress shows a knack for concocting sweetmeats. Meanwhile, Aabir’s mother and the family priest unite to find him a ‘suitable’ bride. His monosyllabic sister won’t help and his incorrigible friend is too much the flagrant Lothario to be depended upon. Soon, the easily disoriented Aabir finds himself swamped by more ladies than he can handle.
Perhaps the only person who can bring things to a head is his dead grandmother, who watches over the family with an eagle eye from her unearthly abode on the coconut tree.
Hugely engaging, with bountiful laughter, read along to know how Aabir fares, even as he inches closer to the best dessert he can get his hands on and a romance he hadn’t bargained for.
Psst: The reader runs the risk of unappeasable hunger pangs, which is not to be held against this lip-smackingly tasty book.



Creme Burelle is simple yet engaging drama fiction novel penned down by Ramona Sen. Engaging story and life-like characters are what makes this book a special book.

Book Cover and Title- Book Cover is beautiful and eye-pleasing. Title is confusing yet interesting and at a time it creates curiosity about the book. Blurb is  short and up to mark. All in all First Impression of this book catches the attention of readers.

Language and Narration- Language of this book is ‘advanced English’, lucid and interesting. It increased my vocabulary of colours. Narration is decent and helps readers to get hooked up with the book. Dialogues between characters are short and interesting.

Characterization- This book has lots of characters and every character, main protagonist or side characters, have important role to play in the story.

Storyline and Plot- This book follows a simple story of family drama. All the scenes are written perfectly. Number of characters are skillfully woven with storyline without losing track of story.
Humour content and love story is beautifully meshed with the drama.

Book Cover and Title- 3.5/5
Language and Narration- 4/5
Characterization- 4/5
Storyline and plot- 4/5



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