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Title: Dial A for Aunties
Authors: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Publication Year: September 2021
Genre: Comedy & Contemporary Fiction
What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests, and then toss in a possible curse on 3 generations of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family?
You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!
When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is inadvertently shipped in a cake cooler to the over-the-top billionaire wedding Meddy, her Ma, and aunties are working at an island resort on the California coastline. It’s the biggest job yet for the family wedding business—”Don’t leave your big day to chance, leave it to the Chans!”—and nothing, not even an unsavory corpse, will get in the way of her auntie’s perfect buttercream flowers.
But things go from inconvenient to downright torturous when Meddy’s great college love—and biggest heartbreak—makes a surprise appearance amid the wedding chaos. Is it possible to escape murder charges, charm her ex back into her life, and pull off a stunning wedding all in one weekend?
First 2022 Read and it was ridiculously hilarious. Everything about this story is over-the-top, batshit crazy and unrealistic which made it all the more fun to read.
This is really a light read that kicks logic to the curb, like it’s a wild as hell story about how the women in a chaotic family get away with murder in the most ridiculous manner in less than 24 hours. There’s romance in this book, but just like everything else it’s over the top and very unrealistic, I’m still dying of laughter thinking about this book.
I left this book feeling happy and satisfied, but the characters didn’t grow on me, I hope in the next book, we get to see who they really are beyond their antics. I’m going to end with, reading Dial A For Aunties felt like I was watching a sitcom, like if you’ve read this book, would you agree it would make a wonderful sitcom?
p.s. If you’re a diehard fan of logical stories, this book isn’t for you. ‘Cause when you whine about how illogical the story is, it just shows that understanding literature isn’t your forte 🌚