Monday, 3 March 2014

Brajesh's Review : The Book of Destruction

"The Book of Destruction" by Anand Sachidanandan (translated by Chetna Sachidanandan) is a book which you should read without trying to make sense of every single page. And I say this in all seriousness.

From 'Thaggi' in India to 'Assassins' in Middle-East, the book explores various facets of death-murder in a most intriguing tale about a Real Book of Destruction.

This book was among the final short-list of 6 for the DSC Awards of 2014. It had the company of a couple of my favorites like 'Goat Days' by Benyamin and 'How to get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia' by Mohsin Hamid.

Anand's book is a joy, especially if you like intense, convoluted and occasionally circular philosophical debates. If you prefer a linear, structured narrative, then this might fry your brain. Overall an interesting offbeat read, but surely not a light one

Rating : 3.5 / 5

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