It’s an uneven road. It’s like travelling from Mumbai to Kolkata by road. The book is a journey of uneven pace- as if the author was not worried of the Reader expectation or experience. Its film and its Mumbai and its surrogate politics and mafia and the grass root foolish cadre that supports it. The lives are simple as it always is in Mumbai- till events unfold and in a matter of no time you could leave your peaceful existence to a more chaotic complex life- that is Mumbai- More so if you are like the character in this book- then you are ready for a special treatment.
It is what TIMEPASS stories are all about. You just flow with them and once they are over- nothing remains in your mind. They are entertaining till the time you are with them. They are racy and pulsating with no breaks. Yes – you do want to know- what next and that is the biggest plus of the book- otherwise the plot is too complex to start with- character weak and seem not drawn from the real life- its more like abstract as are their actions and feelings. It’s something at least I could not relate to. Maybe I have been just 9 years in Mumbai.
READ AT YOUR OWN RISK- MAYBE YOU WOULD LIKE IT.
STRIKE @ 36 by APARNA PEDNEKAR. INR 250. Pages 227. Harper Collins.