Book Review – Private India by Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson
Private India is a collaboration between world-renowned author of the ‘Private’ series James Patterson and India’s very own thriller writer Ashwin Sanghi. Through social media marketing, a hype had been set up around the book and I guess that spelt doom for Private India.
I had huge expectations when I started reading the book. The Krishna Key was brilliant in terms of the concept and the plot and Private India comes as a big letdown. The plot is shoddy; the motive behind the series of murders is unbelievably insane. The mythological link to the plot is hardly appealing. Even the language was average. The usual snippets of knowledge shared by Ashwin Sanghi in his previous works were conspicuous by their absence.
In a bid to introduce twists in the story, the authors introduce bizarre situations. In fact, the novel could actually do without Jack Morgan’s presence in India. It seems the novel began on one track, lost control, made a detour and was hastily botched up to save paper!
The climax of the story could well have been the Tower of Silence. But it dragged on. The parts of the puzzle simply fell in place, the mystery was cracked and life was back to normal at Private India. Hari’s story was left unexplained.
By the time you reach the last page of Private India, you wish you had spent your time reading something more worthwhile.
My Rating: 2.5/5 stars
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Posted on August 19, 2014, in Books and tagged Ashwin Sanghi, Book, Book Review, Bookreview, flipkart, Flipkart Bloggers Affiliate Programme, James Patterson, Private India, thriller. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.