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Published on: July 15th

Published by: Rupa publications

Goodreads blurb:
Beaten and brutally raped, her body is never found. However, the killers make one mistake. They leave a witness, a witness who has nothing to live for except revenge. And when he crosses the boundaries of time to make the guilty pay, a whole lot of dark characters come to light. There is Valentine, the superstar brand ambassador who sells anything for a price; there is Medici, a pharmaceutical company fraudulently manufacturing banned drugs; there is the perverted and sinister minded Dr Ranga and there is Este, the prostitute whose dark secret will blow up a daughter’s sanity. So, is there another murder waiting to happen? Will Police Inspector Dorab Silva be able to connect the clues to prevent another crime? Will these gods of greed be exposed? And yes, you will be surprised by who you will find there, finally. Deeply unsettling, Hungry Gods takes a hard look at greed for wealth and power.

My take:

This book was a very, very different read. Very different from what could be expecting of an Indian author. Very queer as a thriller.

What I feel about this book will be difficult to justify in words, but I’ll have to give it a try.

It wasn’t a bad book at all. What I loved most about the book is the writing style. The characters are not bad at all. But, did it make the book entertaining enough? I won’t say so. But, was the book worth reading? Maybe…

The way everything in the book was described in is certainly something. I found myself totally indulged in the book at times. But at the other times, I also found myself frustrating as I found the descriptions too ambiguous. This makes one thing certain: this book ain’t for a non-reader.

And as for readers, I’m torn between enjoying the book at times, and simply dragging myself to finish the book at other times.

There are books which bring new things into the storyline slowly, not everything at once. This surely acts as a great strategy when enough information is provided to keep the reader engrossed. But here, I found that there isn’t anything to hold on to.

Sure, I was interested in the storyline little after the beginning. But I lost interest towards the end. Honestly, I didn’t care about the plot or the characters after a certain point.

If you could compromise a little on the entertainment part as see the book as a good literary piece, it might turn out to be a delightful read for you.

My rating: 3.5/5 ⭐

* I thank readerscosmos for providing me a review copy in exchange of an honest book review.*

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