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Pishacha — Book Review

The story is about a demon, who did not get peace in his human life that couldn’t be obliterated even after his death – – unrequited love, ambush, betrayal – – didn’t let him gain salvation. He’s back for his lady love, who obviously does not remember him after her rebirth, and also for revenge.

The plot is quite interesting – – though it’s quite common in Indian cinema – – rebirths, love triangles, mysterious locations, fantastical stories are so Bollywood – – but the book wasn’t stereotypical or superficial like our cinema tends to be.

I was quite a dilemma, whether I should abhor the Pishacha for the evil that he is or I should empathise with the man who suffered in life and also in death.

It was a creepy, mysterious, saddening, a little scary read.

This book has multiple sub – plots. Stories with more than two sub plots have a chance of getting messy. But I’m this book, the author has obliterated intricately handled all the strings and all the ends were timely tied at the end.

Rating: 4/5⭐

P. S. I would like to thank my Kaffeinated Konversations boss Kavita Singh for the review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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UNNS- The Captivation – Book Review

Rating: 3.75/5 ⭐

To be honest I was skeptic about this book. Actually, after many disappointing experiences, I tend to think twice before reading contemporary Indian Writing, apart from the critically acclaimed ones.

It was a bit predictable to me since I watched a Bollywood with a somewhat similar storyline. But then things took a turn. It’s an interesting read.

For a RAW agent, Atharva is too emotional. And Meher too self centred. He kept falling for her despite knowing that all he’d get is pain. But that’s the essence of this book. Love without terms and conditions apply.

The chapter names are quite unique. Though I couldn’t quite get it. It’s somewhat explained within the story. But I would like to know more about it.

In the ending, I felt some loose ends still remained. I want to know more about the ending, how did Meher change the plan and saved Ayaz and Atharva.

Thank God, my instincts proved wrong this time.

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P. S. I have received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.