Book Review: A Flawed God by Arjun Shekhar

Title: A Flawed God
Author: Arjun Shekhar
Publisher: Hachette India
ISBN: 978-93-5009-057-2
Genre: Fiction
PP: 284 pages
Price: Rs. 250
Source: Publisher
Rating: 4/5

Let me be very honest at the onset and let you know that A Flawed God  may not be everyone’s cup-of-tea book. It certainly wasn’t the kind of book that I would have read and yet as I did, I found myself embroiled and taken in to the plot. That according to me is one of the signs of great writing – the plot engages you after a point of time and that credit I will only attribute to the writer, but obviously.

A Flawed God is literally about a flawed god, well not so literal and yet it is about The Corporate World – the world which most of us live and breathe and experience and also get fed up of very soon. We all have the protagonist Sanchit Mishra a.k.a. Sancho in us, who wants to take the bull by its horns (as the back-cover reads). The book is about Sancho and how one fine morning he receives an anonymous invitation from the mysterious Progress in Work Collective. What is the invitation about? To join The Collective. And as Sancho gets involved in this, he discovvers an almost underground group of super-heroes who are out to revolutionize the business world and the idols need to be brought down, well in this case, one idol – The Bull, in short, The Share Market.

We all need lives that are exciting and demand more out of us and Sancho is no different. With The Collective his purpose becomes clear and what he intends to do. I will not give away more of the plot. There is a lot for the reader to read here and I don’t want to spoil it. However, having said that let me also add that the book comes through and hits you hard without any pretences. It is ahout Sancho and his colleague Pause Daniels (again the play of words is brilliantly done), and I also love the contrast of Sancho and Don Quixote so to say, if you read clearly, it becomes more lucid. Both of them are trying hard to maintain their own and that’s where the story unveils itself – almost like a Russian Doll. A highly recommended read.

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