Thursday, 8 October 2015
Book Review: The Curse of Brahma
Author: Jagmohan Bhanver
Genre: Mythological Fiction
Price: 295 INR
This book is the story up to Krishna's birth. The story that led to it. The backstory of why Kansa, who dearly loved his sister Devki, underwent such a drastic change and what tricked him to think that way.
The book is informative and has a catchy cover too. I never knew there was such story behind Krishna's birth which backtracked to a very long time ago, almost 200-years before the birth, started by a curse given by Brahma.
Though the book is a part of Krishna Trilogy, the main character of the first book is not the witty lord. The book is about the fate and about our choices who in turn, decide our fate. It is a book which will arise question in your mind. Is the evil really evil? Is the good really good?? It stresses upon the fact that, the thing which is evil to us, may not be evil to some one else. The matter of good or bad lies on one’s perspective.
The language used is good. Reader-friendly. The narration, however, needs spicing up, or maybe some cut-shorting. It needs to be trimmed to remove various unnecessary parts.
Writing a short story with vividness that it drags it to almost 400-pages thick, is a disappointment. Took a lifetime for me to complete it.
Jagmohan Bhanver is superb in his first fiction. However, I do have to comment that the book is tiring and confusing in the long monologues of various characters. Even the storyline sometimes get confusing when too many characters are giving their own perspectives.
Anyone interested in mythology, this is the book for you!
Rating - 3/5
P.S: This review is for b00k r3vi3w