The Sun Shines Down by Sankha Ghosh- Review


Book Name          - The Sun Shines Down
 Author                 - Sankha Ghosh
 Publisher              - Hawakal Publishers
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Review

Political thrillers are the latest trend in India literature. The increased demand of political thrillers as well as the increased attempt by the authors could be the result of the boom in political awareness among the youth. One more feather to the political thriller wing is Sun Shines Down.

The book takes off with the serial murders of Civil Service Aspirants, which is a cover up for a scam. Meanwhile readers get to see Sreya Basu being the Chief Ministerial candidate and how they assort to PR services to build an image. A parallel tale of Faiz whose brother is murdered in the Civil Service scam develops. These to parallel plots leads the book.

Author has let the worms out of the political horse trade and the other decaying rotten side of the system. It is not a hidden fact that advertisement agencies are used in image building by all the political parties. The new surge of taglines and other ads are witness to the same. The characters have a lot of possibilities which could have been made use of. Their craft is good yet it leaves space for more development. The second innings of the book starts in Balochistan. Author's attempt in connecting the geo-political scenario there is commendable. Nonetheless the shift from India to Balochistan is sharp edged and hence creates a confusion initially. Further it becomes clear that it was a deliberate attempt to create suspense but needed a rework on that note.

Verdict
A political thriller for light read lovers

Scenario:   4 /5
Narration    :   4/5
Character   :   3/5
Entertainment Quotient: 3.5/5

This review is in return of a free book from the author



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