Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
I came across this book couple of months back, and was surprised how it has started dominating shelves of most of the Indian book stores and kiosks. And was not able to resist it anymore.
The book is about Indian Mythology of Lord Shiva, inbuilt in fiction of author's imagination.
Throughout the book, I kept on feeling as if the style is same as of Terry Pratchett's Disc World Series and of George Orwell's Animal Farm.
The book, though via mythology raised many current issues of Terrorism, and Communism Vs Democracy. And, it raised it well.
But, during the mid of the book, I suddenly started getting feeling its not a book for adults, but comic book for children. And this thought was further reinforced by the abrupt ending with 'to be continued....'.
Can't say more till I read the second book of Shiva Trilogy 'The Secret of Nagas'.
Overall, its a very good attempt for first time author. And, I think he is the only Indian Author, till now, who is commanding the following of Indian Readers in fiction like no other than Chetan Bhagat.