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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
This is the third novel by Ashwin Sanghi, I have read.
After reading first two, I was more than convinced that this will be definitely Robert Langdon style treasure hunt type of plot. Post reading The Krishna Key, I was not very hopeful from this novel.
But, to my surprise this is not at all Robert Langdon style. This is a novel, where Ashwin drew parallel between story of Chanakya in Ancient India and a story of shrewd modern day politician who simply changes the landscape of Indian Politics.
The plot is not as racy as The Rozabal Line and The Krishna Key and it doesn't gives lots of insights into ancient history and mythologies. But, this novel simply keeps you spell bound till the end.
And, I haven't seen any better way of replicating story of Chanakya, one of the greatest politician ever in the fiction.
This is the best novel by Ashwin Sanghi till date.
This is the second book by Ashwin Sanghi, I read. Though, I was expecting it to be Robert Langdon Style, but still wanted it to be more, after being thrilled by The Rozabal Line.
But, it was pure Robert Langdon style book. The author created the momentum, and introduced lot of characters, who projected huge potential especially at the climax. But, somehow couldn't do justice to most of them. The climax simply let me down.
Said all that, I must say the author has definitely did lot of research on the very subject of Krishna and Hindu mythology, and entices readers to go deeper in the search of Krishna and myths around him.
I will say the novel is average, but good read, if one doesn't compare it with other books by the author.
Recently came across this novel. And the topic itself was very intriguing.
Another book on Jesus Christ and his blood line, but with the premises, Jesus died and buried in India.
It was the first book of Ashwin Sanghi, I read. And, I must say the book reminded me of Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. But, the quality and plot of this novel was very different from Da Vinci Code.
And, I am bound to say we have got Indian Dan Brown finally.
The readers will definitely enjoy this edge of the seat read.
Friday, April 19, 2013
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This book, is as it name suggests, Lots of Good Gyan to survive during first year of Job, by this IIM A passout. And, I think the contents are relevant not all to rookie but to all the professionals.
The book has been written in a very informal manner, covering most of the broad pointers that a rookie should know about. But I think, its too brief to grab a permanent RAM share of Reader’s Hard Drive J. So, I anticipate this won’t be the first book, but first of the series that will follow.
On the flip side, the book needs more structure, and should make better use of Bold, Italics and Frameworks, which definitely involves reader more.
So, in nutshell, I will recommend this book to all the rookies, irrespective of the field they are in. And, hope Sanket after his debut book, will share more Gyan in coming series.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I read this book by Jeffery Archer recently.
Throughout the book, I got the feeling of Deja Vu, reminding the story style of ‘Kane & Abel’, ‘First Among Equals’, ‘Only Time Will Tell’.......
I think, Jeffery has written the blocks of instances in his notebook, which when required will be injected in new book, with minor tweaking of names and locations. And I am sure, had he been an MBA, he would have used Microsoft Excel for the same J
Coming to the main story, as always, the master story teller keeps you on edge of the seat. But, the climax couldn’t keep the pace with the built up crescendo. In fact, the most awaited moment of the two main characters meeting with the facts revealed, is treated in very shabby manner.
So, if you haven’t read Jeffery Archer’s other books, I will recommend this book, but if you have, then don’t pick it with many expectations.