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Dial A for Aunties, by Jesse Q. Sutanto

bookblonde's review

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funny lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I describe this as "Crazy Rich Asians" told from the wedding planners point of view with a "Weekend at Bernie's" twist. This was a light hearted romp from start to finish. The whole concept is improbable from start to finish, but thats what I found so enjoyable from start to end. It was also a fun peak into the culture of the family. 

meleaglestone's review against another edition

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1.0

It always disappoints me when I delve into what feels like what should be an easy read and it just turns out to be awful. I hate giving one star reviews but this was truly terrible. Boring plot, basic characters and the comedy just fell flat. Would be much better off as a screenplay for a film rather than a book.

sarithaann's review

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2.0

This book had some funny moments but tried way to hard to be slapstick and many times the jokes just did not land. I enjoy comedy but this book just became so ridiculous in some of its character behavior and reactions that it became more fantasy than comedy grounded in reality.

juliettenicole's review

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5.0

5 ⭐️

I listened to this book as an audiobook and I laughed out loud multiple times! The narration was amazing, the aunties were so extremely funny, I couldn’t help myself.

I also really liked the story, to learn more about different cultures, backgrounds and the wedding extravaganza, obviously. A real joy, with a lot of tension, because of the corpse, of course, which I really did enjoy.

I liked this so much, that I’ll be starting book 2 right away. It’s narrated by the same person, which is amazing, so I’m gonna dive right in. Definitely encourage to listen to this book, it’s amazing.

linxed's review

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funny lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

barb_mota's review

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funny lighthearted fast-paced

3.75

kristymarie's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

shabrinareads's review

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5.0

It's so funny and CHAOTIC. A perfect combination of murder mystery, rom com, and family drama. I love the characters so much. It captures the dynamic between Meddy, her Ma, and her aunties perfectly.

dara_z's review

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3.0

This book manages to be hilarious and boring at the same time??
But honestly, aunties antics are A++, but I had to skim Meddy's thoughts a lot.
Great material for a movie tho, apparently is being adapted by Netflix.

alexandra2315's review

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4.0

I enjoyed this book soo much! I was irritated couple times but I understand that it was done to get the story some conflicts.
This book was so much fun! I laugh so much! I don’t remember when I read a book and laughed so many times.
I wish they will take this book and make this as a movie because it would be the greatest rom-com EVER!