Tuesday 28 February 2017

Book Review: The Four Patriots

My Rating:

The Four Patriots by Sumit Agarwal is a story about “friendship, faith and courage, replete with romance and patriotism. It is a tale of four youngsters who want to contribute to the betterment of India. The Quadro as they have been called in the book consists of Varun, an NRI software engineer: Salman, CEO of Coffee Moments: Raghav, a virtuous politician; and Aditya, an altruistic businessman.

The book is divided into two parts. The first part takes us through the lives of all the characters. There are four parallel story lines. Since there were too many characters, initially, it was difficult to keep a track of what was happening with whom but as I got into it, it became easier. The language is simple.

The second part is where the real action happens. These four characters come together and work as a team to solve all the problems. One can see the author’s passion to see India as a developed country in the way he engages with every possible problem that is plaguing our system from corruption to terrorism to black money. This part was rather dramatic. Almost Bollywood-like.

There is not a single dull moment in the book as the narrative is very eventful. It keeps you at the edge of your seat. How the characters emerge victoriously from every problem is very interesting to read.

The only thing I didn’t like is the weak portrayal of female characters. The tone is rather judgmental.  The author should have made an effort to delve deeper into building up the characters.

In a nutshell, pick up this book if you are looking to read something racy and entertaining.

Disclaimer: I received the copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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