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Hyderabad: A Graphic Novel by Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj

Hyderabad by Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj Title: Hyderabad: A Graphic Novel
Author/Illustrator: Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
Publisher: Syenagiri
ISBN: 978-8192920016
Genre: Graphic Novel
Pages: 88
Source: Personal Copy
Rating: 2/5

I thought this would be a graphic novel which would be worth my time. The premise seemed fantastic, though the execution fell short on so many levels that I do not know where to begin. I mean the book had so much potential and it is now all laid to waste. Sure the graphics are nice but when the story goes nowhere, it doesn’t add up to much.

“Hyderabad” is not a graphic novel about the city. Sure, it does dwell on some aspects but that is about it. There is nothing more to it. I did not understand where the novel was heading and if at all it made any point. When that happens to me (which happens very rarely by the way), then I know for a fact that it was just a colossal waste of time. I do not even want to get to the writing because there was really no plot – there was an honest attempt yes, but it didn’t work out the way it should have.

Just for the illustrations I gave it two stars. I would advise you to probably borrow it from someone but don’t make the mistake of buying it like I did.

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