Faith and the Beloved by Kochery C Shibu

It is one of the rarest reviews which I am posting in first person narrative. If you have been following my reviews, you might know that I reserve it to the last line. But there is a reason for taking up this style of review. Let's see why.

The books comes under my favorite genre. Thriller with mythological fiction . Author has maintained the suspense element throughout the book. With a back story of the historical background, I could learn more about the LTTE and their activities as well as history the Syrian Catholic Churches. A plot with immense possibilities.

BUT, BUT....

To see a grammar mistake in the first page is the most disappointing put off for a book. But we cannot blame the author for the same. It is the job of th3 editor, if at all there was one.


This is more of a protest against the half baked theories about female sexuality than book review.

Spoiler Alert ⚠️ sorry for the spoiler but I have to call it out.

1. A man raped a woman who was unconscious. She was moaning, which means she was enjoying it. But he didn't make a single bruise in her body. Of course she was unconscious. So how come a bruise happen? Next day he realises that she is in the hospital. He learns that she made bruises herself to incriminate him.

So, My question to the author?

If a man rapes an unconscious woman and doesn't make a single bruise, is it justifiable?

2. A step father raping a step daughter. She is feeling guilty because she is enjoying it. She hates him but she enjoys what he did as he is deft in what he does?

So, if a man is an expert of a woman's clitoris and G-spot, it's easy to rape her as she enjoys it?

Is that it?

Let me tell you ignorant lot with such half baked ideas. However expert you are with any body part of a woman, she WILL NOT ENJOY it if you touch her without her permission. Even if you are her lover much less a stranger or someone she hates.

I read 75% of the book to see if I could see any justification to this
I'll conceived thought. I was disappointed and skipped the rest and jumped to the last part. It was so disturbing to keep this misogyny out of my mind to concentrate on the book.