“Its only after we’ve lost everything that we are free to do anything” – Tyler Durden(Fight club)
I opted for this book thinking it would be a break from the usual predictable Indian fiction but was sorely disappointed. I think the place this book went wrong was when it tried to emulate a classic with an Indian twist which was reduced to a failed attempt.
Sadly this book is based on a cult film with prominent following and hence it is difficult to deceive the audience as an original unless you do an outstanding job. This book is like the scores of run of the mill books about IT professionals who are engineering grads with their drudgery for life and drinking problems, except I was superbly bored.
Utterly regressive where it is shown that society governs us even after modernisation is a part of our everyday life, where one man with the help of his colleagues brings an IT giant to ashes.
There were parts I thought that the reader was mocked and it was hilarious how Harkeerat compared a character to Patahnuik’s book not realizing the hardcore Fight Club fans have already figured out the plot even without the reference. The only saving grace was that it was written well because without that reading through would have been a real torture.
This is surely not one of those books I’d recommend. Pick this up if you are in a mood to read something light,