where to begin about this book.. I usually do not read books by Indian authors, specially the new age ones [ had few really bad experieences]. So when my room mate told this was a decent book, i was curious to read the synopsis, which read like this :
I m not 24 is story of Saumaya, Malappa & Shubhro
which should have been a love triangle but wasn t.
The three of them,coming from different worlds,
are throuwn into a fourth world called Karnataka.
But it is not virgin beaches or exotic dancers that await them.
They are to be welcomed by blood, riots, violet bosses and cut limbs.
Will Saumya survive her job in the middle of nowhere?
Will Malappa s superiority help him survive
or become the cause of his downfall?
Will Shubhro prove that a heart of gold
can survive through Marijuana smoke and Beer rich blood?
Enough to make me curious !! And then I had to travel so this book was chosen to be read. Initial writing style was good , then a bit lengthy and boring at places but as soon as the last and [ as i realized later, most important] character entered the story, I was totally glued to this one. Most of the incidents were unexpected and interestingly woven into the narration. Though Malappa's character could have either been done away with , or developed a bit ..
And what completely took me by surprise was the end !! I swear I was actually glad it was done so differently and well planned !
This sure looks like an easy read but it will not be easily forgotten :)
Am all smiles after this one ! Few more than when I started it though ;)
Rating : 3.5 [ +0.5 for the fabulous end] / 5
Other details :ISBN-13: 9789380349213,978-9380349213
Pages : 224
Price : 65 [ on flipkart] 100/- in shops