Monday, 7 October 2013

Book Review : Koleshwar's Secret

             This book in contrast to Anirudh's Dream is much much better. The story of Irfan's life continues and concludes with Irfan's dream. Anirudh wakes up from a coma of 13 days and is in functioning state in less than week. Anirudh confides to his mother about his dream. After proving of his uncanny knowledge of historical monuments whose foundations don't even exist now, his mother dreads that the dream is true. Yet she is not thoroughly convinced. Anirudh then confides into his best friend Vikram. They set out to find proof throughout Mumbai. they are kidnapped by Mario's and Ajit's descendants when they are on the verge of finding out the truth. The kidnappers take them back to the Koleshwar plateau and a incident unfolds in front of them. After a month, Anirudh calls Vikram to the plateau again and tells him the whole story. The book ends with Vikram having a astonishing discovery and him giving Anirudh some useful and enlightening advice.
             There are a few lengthy descriptions but not as many as in Anirudh's dream. It really is a page turner. I enjoyed this book much more than its prequel. The cons can be Anirudh always explaining to Vikram about the situations. He is the one mainly doing the talking. At the start of the book Anirudh is explaining the dream to Vikram and in the end he is narrating the story he learnt from a parchment in a secret safe. In the end, when Vikram makes his discovery it becomes very predictable.
              All in all, this book is interesting. It could have been combined with the first book if the lengthy descriptions were removed. 

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