REVIEW NO. – 14
NAME: LOSING MY RELIGION
AUTHOR: VISHWAS MUDAGAL
PUBLICATION: FINGERPRINT PUBLICATION
WRITING STYLE: 4/5
Life shatters when you see your dream dying. The same happened when Rishi Rai, gamer and entrepreneur, saw his most anticipated gaming revolution falling down from enormous height which he himself created. Everything has stopped for him when he met Alex, crazy American hippie, who gave new meaning to Rishi’s life, the freedom from everything and live life with no expectations and enjoying every bit of it. Then starts the never ending journey of them which will leave you dumbstruck and also the Kyra, beautiful gamer and much more, they will together shape the future of two billionaire rivals. The mysterious Malana Valley, the Om beach and the huge Mahakumbh all lined up to tell you the ‘never heard before story’.
It’s the story of freedom, journey of life, love, dream, ambition, rivalry and everything you expect from a bestseller novel.
- Pace, unpredictability and newness.
- Alex. he looks dumb but he’s the man to watch.
- Romance. As Vishwas himself says that it was difficult to write about the love between such two powerful characters and he has executed it really nicely.
- The Malana episodes.
- The character of Wolf. He really looks like the one whom we call the ‘boss’.
- Finale. It’s epic.
- Writing style. Vishwas knows very well the taste of his audience. He knows where to give stress and where to run while writing the story.
- Author has written dialogues in three styles. One, simple for Rishi, Kyra and other characters, second for Alex (Pardner) and third the sirji element.
- The interview section at the end. Fingerprint Diaries.
- The major part of the novel is based on the travel experience of Rishi and Alex in India, so it was expected that he will describe the scenes but the author fails to create the environment where reader can feel the coldness and loneliness of Mountains.
- Six days of face off of finale could be little more interesting. Only the boardroom session was interesting and that was damn great.
‘Losing my religion’, when I heard the title, I thought that it would be like something based on Hinduism or any other religion but believe me it’s not like anything which you have ever heard or read before ever in Indian novels. Author does have a story to tell and it’s a great one. It starts up with the journey of mysterious land Malana, then the Om beach where Rishi meets Kyra, the lady with a secret. Afterwards story leads to mahakumbh where a TV reality show is waiting for Rishi and to shape up the future of two iconic billionaire economists rivals.
It would be hard or may be impossible for you to put down the novel before it finishes and when it will finish you will definitely say, ‘Man! That was unbelievable.’
I will recommend this novel to everyone who are waiting to read something new from Indian authors.