Name : Kabuko The Djinn
Author : Hamraz Ahsan
Source : Goodreads
Genre : Supernatural
Cover : 4/5
Story : 3/5
Theme : 3.5/5
Writing Style : 3/5
Overall : 3/5
TAB’s Review :
We all have heard the notion “Never judge a book by it’s cover”. This strictly applies to this book. The cover of the book may mislead you. You might assume it is one of those tragic supernatural stories where a djinn possess someone and the story deals with all the ailments, anger, rage and various other overrated mystic events. But the book surpasses all such notions and gives the reader a delighted read.
The story is about a djinn, Kabuko, who wants to know the occult knowledge that humans possess and uses to kill and prove their supremacy over other djinns. Kabuko, a young djinn, hides himself in the body of Ajee Shah while he’s in the womb of his mother and his journey for human knowledge begins.
The books guides you through various phases of mystic world. The characters of the book are neatly defined. The story about this new world of djinns is interesting. Various myths and mystic events are covered in the book quite beautifully.
Overall, the book is quite good. A good read if you are looking for something other than the usual. If you are a supernatural-fiction fan, go for it!
- A different plot.
- Simple and fluid writing style.
- All characters are presented quite beautifully in the book.
- Major myths in rural India have been covered.
- The world of djinns is explained and expounded.
- The story loses it’s momentum at some places.
- The cover may mislead the ‘want-to-read’ readers.
DX’s View :
The plot of the book is quite interesting. In a book world flooded with all types of repetitive genres, this book stays clear of the usual story clash. The story is fresh and beautifully presented. The interesting part is that the book covers both aspects of life, from djinns’ point of view and from his human host’s point of view.
The story presents various events and adventures faced by kabuko and Ajee Shah during their 30 years partnership. The end twist is quite interesting with respect the story. So if you are a fan of myths or supernatural, you can go for it. No regrets!