Monday, 12 August 2013

Book Review: Faceless by Tapan Ghosh

Book Summary :

"Dildo in a bin!??Who put it in?"??Embarrassed about mistaking a vibrator for a bomb, Khush and his anti-terror squad go about looking for the owner of the pleasure tool. Khush and Shom have been friends since childhood. In their forties now, they love to swing to latino beats in Mumbai's nightclubs. Shom, the reticent one, is very different from the flamboyant Khush. Everything changes when Shom meets Raima. Their sensual yet spiritual love is separated by age, wealth and background. Shom throws caution to the wind and meets life head on, choosing honesty over hypocrisy. It's a Love Story emerging in the contemporary world of wealth, lust and power, like the freshness of the lotus flowering in stagnant waters. Raima, a victim of circumstance, is exposed to the world very early in life and as such she is tough, sharp and street smart. She is the soul of the book. Faceless is the story of love and passion so powerful, so pure, that we live it with Shom and Raima.

My Review :

The cover of this book and the first line on the summary above quite attracted me to pick up the book for a read. There are many characters involved in this book but the story revolves around Shom and Raima and about how they fall in love with each other. Extra marital affair, sex, shemales....the author has tried to cover as many topics as he could in this fast paced book. It keeps you engrossed to know what happens next. I also failed to connect on the part where the author tries to portray Khush and Shom as members of a bomb squad team...successful a Land Yatch...have a good stock of drugs stacked up on the yatch....really??? The plot looks refreshing at the start but somewhere in between the rhythm breaks and never catches back. The book should be read with no expectations and a cleared out mind.

This is good just for a quick breezy read while you dont have anything good at hand to read. Since its a page turner for the wrong or the right reasons I would rate this as a 2/5. 


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