Author: Anil CS Rao
Book Blurb Blurb
To Bharathi, this was utterly horrific. If it were indeed the case then she was conceived the same way she saw Aryaraj molest older inmates in the encampment. As a result of this mischievous Roopa’s revelation, Bharathi fell into a depression for (she had counted) forty days and forty nights. In her dreams, she recalled a very ancient story Roopa had shared with her a year before: about Noah, who bought two of every living thing on his arc when The World had been flooded by God’s anger at human being’s conduct on Earth. What would God think now about the semi-robotic people that inhabited Aryraraj’ s World? And worse: who was this God? Aryaraj often professed that he was eligible for this status or title.
While I really liked the central character “Bharathi” as I found her to be an extremely complex character, the main narration of the story lacks polishing. The story takes a long time to develop and initially the characters are dropped quite randomly and for a long time the reader keeps wondering who are these people and what is happening. If the author had tied the story and characters in a slightly better way, it would have been good. There were a couple of grammatical errors as well.
Another point that I would like to make is that the book lacked proper cover. The cover, if it had been on a book store shelf, would not have attracted me to pick it up. And even if I had picked it, the book had no blurb to clue me in as to what to expect. So, definitely would have placed it back and carried on.
So, overall the story and the characters were good, the book needs work on the presentation and the pace of the story.