as reviewed in the online magazine Pardesi by Ketki Mhabaleshwarkar
Adventuring in Datingland with Preeti Roy
Updated: Dec 30, 2020
Preeti Roy’s new book, Adventures in Datingland, an illustrated insight into the realities of dating as a South Asian woman. We accompany the protagonist Preetybyrd, and her sassy sidekick Lucybear as they navigate online dating, toxic masculinity, fetishization, and just plain awkward dates that make you want to dip. When reading it, it felt as though I was the one sitting opposite the ‘Carnivore’, the ‘too-old Frat guy’, the ‘Masala and Merlot lover’, and all the other awkwardly hilarious men Preetybyrd encounters. This comic book is satire at its wittiest, and an intelligent analysis of what it means to date outside your culture, as an Indian in America.