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Shelves: read-in , indian-author , good-characterization , abrupt-ending , books-i-own , mumbai-bombay , indian-literature This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book starts off with promise of being a different take but somehow ends up like a Bollywood movie.
The story manages to depict the various aspects such as drugs, prostitution, business constitution, unexpected camaraderie, plight of the poor people in contrast with the rich, etc rather realistically a huge plus in the otherwise not-so-intriguing plot. There are loose ends and lots of masala but what fills this book with life is the description of the city of dreams -Mumbai. Aditya Kriplani This book starts off with promise of being a different take but somehow ends up like a Bollywood movie.
The story manages to depict the various aspects such as drugs, prostitution, business constitution, unexpected camaraderie, plight of the poor people in contrast with the rich, etc rather realistically — a huge plus in the otherwise not-so-intriguing plot.
Aditya Kriplani has managed to capture the essence of Mumbai, wrap it up with rightly chosen words to describe it, and when he presents it to the reader, the essence is not lost one bit.
I thoroughly appreciate the author for having accomplished this seemingly impossible task of giving the readers a glimpse of what Mumbai truly is.
Through the three characters, the writer spins a tale of romance, vengeance and manipulation. The plot is predictable - that Nikita is clinging onto a false image of a person she had loved — which takes away the major element of surprise that the writer seems to have in mind. This book definitely stands out in the present day Indian literature where the market is flooded with mindless romance written by half-boiled writer beans. But, it also falls short of the oomph needed to term it as a very good read.
In all, you can pick this book up for a casual read if you are exploring Indian literature or want to see the essence of Mumbai painted in words. Update : Just found out that this book has a sequel. Maybe the qualms I had about the not-so-smooth ending of this book will change through it. But till then, this review stands!
It made for a read which was refreshingly different. Gripping and exhilarating, it went to the depths of human character and emotion. The characters playing out their lives before our very eyes. The innocence, the excitement and even the silent suffering of each individual was put across beautifully by Aditya.
The simple tone he chose for the book was fitting and the description elaborate. As for the characters, my favourite was Nikita who feels like someone I have known all my life.
Someone whom I have a very strong connection with and whose story I will carry with me for the rest of my years. Shashank is the little child inside of every one of us who only wants to be loved and accepted. These three protagonists seem like they actually exist out there, in real life, somewhere. The author has given them life, and how wonderfully vivid their journeys have been. I have to add though, that the written English needs to be polished up a bit and a few punctuation and typos here and there.
Looking forward to the sequel.
Your protagonists draw the reader into their world. I really started caring about them. It is a world of turbulent passion and soul numbing loneliness … of a desperate struggle to be free of the past as well as a rat trap of tomorrows. The book will come back to you each time you look at a driver from the back seat!