Private India By Ashwin Sanghi And James Patterson |Book Review

on September 26, 2014 / by

Book Review Of Private India By Ashwin Sanghi And James Patterson

When two authors from different world's, specialising in different genres come together to collaborate on a book, the response to it 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 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 book lover 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 aimed at two completely separate 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 unnecessarily short and does not create any suspense nor does it motivate to read further. The continuous voice over felt unimaginative and the portrayal of characters cliched. 

Having lived in both the countries and read both the readers independently, 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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