Riot by Shashi Tharoor

29 11 2012

Rating: 3.5/5, interesting presentation.

Genre: Historical Fiction

History, Religion, Politics, Murder…And A Sad Love Story
That’s exactly what the book is made up of. It has got all the right ingredients. You don’t necessarily have to be familiar with incidents around which all this happens. Anyone in any country at any point of time can understand the dirt behind politics & religion, at different levels though.

The best part about the book is probably the narration. It goes from interviews to diary entries to letters, a very interesting way to present the case. The relationship between Priscilla and Lakshman is also portrayed beautifully. The reasons they get together and the reasons for the problems that arise, very convincing.

The book is quite fast paced and keeps you hooked throughout. Although, it is in a continuous state of sad affairs, be it the politics or the people’s love lives, you want to keep reading! It does get a bit depressing too at times, but then that’s what the story is all about.

Definitely a good book and the fact that Tharoor is so good looking keeps a nice picture in mind. Can’t help but mention that!

You can check out another book by Tharoor:

The Great Indian Novel - Shashi Tharoor

The Great Indian Novel

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4 responses

16 12 2012
Priyank

i have read his midnight to millennium and pax indica. looking forward to read this one.

16 12 2012
illusionville

I have heard M to M is good. Can try out pax indica if u recommend. The Great Indian Novel is very good too. https://thebookplatter.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/an-interesting-mix-of-2-great-epics/

17 12 2012
Priyank

It is very well written and intriguing non-fiction. It deals comprehensively with India’s foreign policy and is replete with interesting anecdotes.

18 12 2012
illusionville

Its on my list, thx.

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