The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe

Yes, that is the title of the book. It’s a very interesting book.

The book, as the title suggests, is about an Indian Fakir who comes to Paris to go to Ikea to buy himself bed of nails. He is armed with a counterfeit 100-euro bill and nothing else. Upon reaching Paris, he gets into a taxi and immediately makes an enemy out of the driver by tricking him with a counterfeit bill and the driver is now out for revenge.

While he searches for a bed of nails in Ikea, he goes to the cafeteria and befriends and falls in love with a French lady called Marie. After lunching with her in the Ikea Cafe, he orders himself the bed of nail and it is to arrive the next day. Unfortunately,  he has no place to stay as it was a one day trip. So he hides inside a wardrobe and is shipped off to England, and this is where his misadventures begin.

The book was funny! It really was. The author, Romain Puertolas, gives hilarious interpretations of Indian Names, though it may seem a tad bit racist, it’s hilarious.

The book is an easy, light read. Quite interesting, and it will keep you engaged to the very end. The end is also quite satisfying and I’m glad for that, because half way through the book, I had this feeling that it was seemingly going nowhere but then it picked up again. I’m glad that the author didn’t drag the story on for too long. It was just the right length and it was perfect in every way possible with respect to that.

If you want a funny, light novel to read when you’re really bored in the summer, try The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe. 





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