A 90’s kid is being taken to America from Chennai. The book Chennai to Chicago is the real-life experience of the author.
Through the book, the author discusses in detail the difference in lifestyle between India and America. Through the quirky narration, author has managed to keep the interest of the readers. The instances like talking about girlfriends in different contexts, coming across couples who are kissing in public, talking about my parent’s homes and homes, etc are introduced to the reader in a hilarious way. What needs special mention is that author has not tried to paint himself as a Mr two goody shoes. Well, the usage is a twisted one to suit the situation. The author has frankly stated the mistakes he did as well as the kind of thoughts he had. He has even confessed about how he bypassed paying the insurance.
The author has compared the two nations without prejudice and bias. In between, he takes us to his childhood and adolescence. His romantic encounters are also depicted. The author has given nitty gritty instances in detail and hence it affects the pace of the story. The plot regains pace when the author is back in Chennai and goes on a trip.
Being a South Indian 90’s kid myself, personally, I have been able to relate to several thoughts that the author had in mind, especially the favorite song and the ideology about relations.
Overall the book is an interesting read
Scenario: 4 /5