January has been a good good month reading wise. I have read eight books… cheers to myself. Here goes part one of a mini round-up of what I have read so far in 2017
Aghorganjer Ghoralo Byapar- Shirshendu Mukhopadhayay
A typical Shirshendu, with nice ghosts, wicked villain, small town and loveliness all around. Where bad people never wins. I was really sad on January beginning, this book cheered me up.
The Trespasser- Tana French
A female detective whom his fellow detectives are giving tough time, a murdered girl, an obvious suspect, a desperate cover-up…this book was not a thriller like Gone Girl or behind closed door, it wont keep you awake till five in the morning, but it is so much more, it will make you question relationships, perceptions and will absorb you slowly but surely. The detailed proceeding of the case would have been tedious, had it not been the magical writing of Ms French. A detailed review is coming up.
Rabindranath Ekhane Kakhono Khete Ase Ni- Mohammad Nazim Uddin
A restaurant in a remote town which serves food -to-die for, missing people, rumor of witchcraft and an enigmatic woman who owns the restaurant. This book is often called as one of the best thrillers in Bengali literature. I beg to differ. This is seriously cheap thriller with weak plot, terrible writing…not recommended.
Bishkanya- Debotosh Das
She can kill with her smile, she can wound with her eyes…and literally so. Story of a dangerous psychopath girl, something which will send a shiver through your spine. Stayed up all night to finish it. Now this is how Bengali thrillers should be written, if you can read Bengali, grab a copy ASAP.
Bindubisarga– Debotosh Das
A historian has re-evaluated the whole five thousand years of Indian history and has found something which will change the way we look at history, mythology and Hindu religion on a whole, and a secret society will do anything to stop him publicize it. Sounds interesting? yes, are you intrigued? I was.But this book disappointed me, badly. It was an ambitious project, but not a good thriller, on the other hand I will not even call it a thriller. Too heavy with theories, I would not care because I am a history obsessed creature. But the theory was so over simplified, the theory was so shallow, and loopholes so evident that at the end neither the means or the end was justified. The writer is gifted , and I hope we will get a load more good books from him in future.