Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Book - Twenty Twenty: A Fast Paced Thriller

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Title:  Twenty Twenty: A Race Against Time
Author: Anuraag Srivastava
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Pages: 224
Price: Rs. 110
My Rating: 3.5/5

Blurb:

Life is a fast-paced Twenty20 game and you need to keep playing to win. Abhi and Aditi are siblings who want to realise their dreams in the ever upgrading world. In the midst of all the struggle and success, they get entangled in a strange web. If they are not able to resolve the crisis in twenty days, their very existence can come under threat. In short, they have to hit sixes on every bouncer thrown at them. Not just with the world outside, this ordeal is also a fight with one's own character and principles.
Unwanted situations, unexpected turns, money and sex push them deeper into the web. Manipulations and treachery become the order. The hunter becomes the hunted. A vicious circle of betrayal and debauchery is created. 'Twenty Twenty' is a story of betrayal, deceit and relationships, where a master planner devises games, to get to his own ambitions.

Review:
While reading a thriller, first thing you want it is that it should be fast... Slow and dragged thriller books are real turn-off and 'Twenty-twenty' doesn't disappoint. 

Cover is rather simple, to me it doesn't raise that curiosity that book demands. But yeah, it is decent.

Talking about story, it revolves around siblings, Abhi and Aditi and how they have to come up with twenty lacs in mere twenty days. Everyone knows it is not an easy and simple task and yet they manage it... How? Using tricks, sex and other 'non-ethical' practices of course. The book strongly talks about women and their preferences for physical pleasures. Many say, if men can, then why can't women. It is very well said point and yes, our society is biased. But to me, anyone - be it a man or a woman, indulging with multiple partners is non-justified. And hence, it proved to be a disappointment in the story.

Characters are well narrated, especially of the leads. There are many others and I felt author has done justification to each. Some could have been a elaborated bit more, but as per story, they are perfect.

Overall it is a decent read. It is simple, well narrated book that will keep you on your toes.

My rating - 3.5/5 (a pretty good read)

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