Being a fan of Ashwin Sanghi from his first book “Rozabal Line”, I had to read his first non-fiction foray. Unfortunately I was quite disappointed.
While the book does try to de-construct luck through street wisdom, it lacked the depth of research to make it significant. After reading the book, you might have a brand-new notion on how to define luck, but it is more likely you will wonder if the construct isn’t a little far-fetched.
Separately the book could be a great source of lovely quotations and real-life stories which can be used by readers to turn their conversations interesting. When I had met Sanghi in London a few months back, I specifically asked him what made him drop his successful and masterly franchise of historical fiction to delve into non-fiction ? He told me that he wanted to get out of his comfort zone and continue his personal learning experience. It clearly enhanced my respect for the individual and I am sure, with such an attitude he will surely have more “Luck” in his coming ventures.
Rating : 3/5