Friday, September 26, 2014

Posted On 9/26/2014 by Team iCynosure.

When two authors from different world's, specialising in different genres come together to collaborate on a book, the response to it is is filled with intrigue, expectation and surprise. 

My expectation from the book was that of compelling story telling with a merger of individual strength, coupled with historical and mythological aspects in a romantic and thrilling set. So when for the first time, 2 master-storytellers – Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson came together promising the readers an ultimate page turner, no booklover could resist it. The Indian Dan Brown partnered with American Romantic Mystery Teller to bring us Private India.


I began the book full of expectation since I'm a huge fan of both Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson, thinking I'll complete it in a single sitting. However that was not so. The book is a clear example of the coming together of two extremes, a collaboration of two writing styles merging. 

The dreamy British parts and the raw Indian parts have been aimedat two completely seperate audiences however they don't read well together. A lot of situations seem imaginary, entirely fictional bearing no resemblance to something anyone would do. The sequence of chapters and the length is unnecessairly short and does not create any suspense nor does it motivate to read further. The continous voice over felt unimaginative and the portaryal of characters cliched. 


Having lived in both the countries and read both the readers independantly, Private India has been a let down of sorts after the initial intrigue. 
In my opinion it's a normal read nothing spectacuar.
- Heena

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