Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Krishna Key: Book Review

Spoiler Alert...If you haven't read the book, please don't proceed.

Ashwin Sanghvi's third book was highly anticipated and hyped. Did it live upto it's expectations?

For me the answer is a big 'NO'.

Halfway through the book, it seems that the author lost interest and went ahead to complete the book just for the sake of it. Even though the book is well researched and the references are nicely woven into the story, the ending is abrupt and could have been much better.

The fate of major chracters are left stranding without any clue. For example, Tarak Vakil, the so called 10th avatar is simply caught and left to the police...what happens to him when he learns the truth is never explored? Again, Saini stumbled upon his bracelet earlier, but there is no reference to the same anytime again in the novel!

Characters names are mixed up at two places in the book.

These are a few let downs from an author like Ashwin Sanghvi whose first two books were fast paced thrillers.
Overall, a well researched book which is an average one-time read.

1 comment:

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