KALYUG… BY R. SREERAM – BOOK REVIEW


Title : Kalyug23462595
Author :
 R. Sreeram
Pages : 383
Publisher : Westland Publication
Genre : Political Thriller Fiction

Rating :

Cover : 5/5
Blurb : 4.5/5
Plot : 4/5
Story-line : 4/5
Characters : 4/5
Writing Style : 4.5/5
Presentation : 4.5/5
Overall : 4.5/5

Overview :

He looked at his gun once more. The helplessness left him, in its place was a hardened resolve that he would still have the final say. A third option. The middle-finger to the middlemen who had driven him to this. A few moments later, Major General Iqbal Qureshi fired the shot that shook the nations conscience.

The death of a decorated war veteran, one of India’s foremost military officials, triggers a chain of events that threatens to spiral out of control. The democratically-elected government is overthrown and a new one is formed in its place.A fierce and pure regime that promises it’s people the kind of governance they have been deprived of. Just. Fair. Unyielding. Operation Kalyug has begun.

Caught in the middle is Bala Murali Selvam, a writer who is still tormented by the memories of his persecution at the hands of the erstwhile-establishment. As the new government battles factions fighting for control, international intervention, personal agendas and incompatible motives, Selvam is swept along, a bewildered-pawn in a high-stakes game. Forced to question everything he has believed so far, even his innate sense of justice, Selvam struggles to choose sides. Will his instincts fail him when he needs them the most?

Beauty:

  • Cover & Blurb.
  • Unexpected storyline and a detailed plot.
  • Fast pace.
  • Realistic fiction.

Beast:

  • Missing elements regarding ‘Operation Kalyug’.

Review:

The very first thing about the book is it’s unique and great cover. Now-a-days books are coming with fabulous cover designs and this one is one of them which is very intelligently designed keeping the storyline in mind. It’s simple yet convincing and that’s where the beauty lies.

Blurb talks about the death of a war veteran that triggers a movement that is a part of a operation called ‘Kalyug’. A writer Selvam is somehow related with this mass movement. Story of the book talks about a political coup happening in our country that is being controlled by a group of people that promises to drag India back on its track. The best thing about the book is that it opens up with a question and takes you through lots of twist and turns and then in the midway produces a hell lot more questions and finally able to answer all of them in the end.

The only drawback I think in the book is that is never talks about a third opinion. We hear only two parties, i.e., the one who are with Kalyug and other who are not. The book which is written in so much detailed pattern should talk about the third opinion as well.

All in all, this book is a fast paced political thriller and if you have a slightest interest in political scenario, you just can’t miss this one. Read, think and debate or simply just enjoy a thriller that is bound to give you goosebumps in the end.

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