I will start this review with a question-Why
do you read books? Well for me the
c)Peps up imagination and transports
reader to another world.
While reading Brutal, all my
needs were beautifully met. It was Friday, I reached home after a hectic day
and saw a courier on my study table. After finishing the regular stuff, I
opened the courier and found the book-Brutal. I thought of reading few pages
and then calling it a day. But trust me, those few pages enticed me, and before
I realized I was so engrossed in the book, that when I looked at the clock it
was 2:00 am in the morning. Yes, brutal is absolutely thrilling and fun to
read. The best part is, you also get to learn few new facts, by the time the
The book is written by Uday
Satpathy, though this is his first book but I am genuinely impressed, by his
mature writing style. This is also, the first India’s crowd sourced and crowd
curated book. Let’s say “Hail Democracy”. Uday has done full justice to his
baby. The kind of research he has done, to bring out this thriller is
The story starts in Allahabad,
showcasing a teacher Nitin Tomar, who has murdered eleven of his students, in
broad day light. Two journalists separately, started following the story and
few mind blowing and chilling facts emerge. Honestly, I am tempted to write
more about the story, but do not want to spill the beans. The book throws light
on unethical practises followed by big pharma companies, international politics
and the dirt that happens at Stock Exchanges. If you are a thriller fan, then
do pick up this book.
Many books are being published,
but it is heartening to see that the bar is being raised by each passing day.
Apart from the research done by Uday, I was also impressed the way he handled the plot. No unnecessary surprises towards the end, the author made ample
clear, somewhere towards the mid of the book, who the culprits are. But still
knowing that, one is tempted to keep on reading. I hate thrillers where out of
blues, a murderer emerges. Thankfully Uday has taken care of this fact.
Why should you read this novel:
- Gripping Plot
- Well Researched
- Crisp Editing
- Smooth flow of the story
Westland and Bloody Good
Books(BGB) are co-publishing brutal. BGB has published it as an eBook and
Westland will release it in print. Paperback will be released on September 5.