Book Review: The Bogus Read by Divyamaan

Around new years, I get all sentimental and try to end the  do always feel like that I should do something useful or fun so that I have that mental satisfaction of ending the year on a good note. This time I couldn’t have asked for a better end in all aspects particularly because I ended 2016 falling of my bed reading The Bogus Read by Divyamaan.
The book is a satirical take on the present political and media situation. The story takes about India and Pakistan, both countries have somehow remained in a perennial state of conflict since their independence. After getting its shameless ass kicked thrice by India, Pakistan has now come up with the ultimate conspiracy – attack the minds of the Indian masses and capture the nation. In a partially successful attempt, it captures some portion of India. The Indian Government, led by its highly patriotic PM, Narendar Mody and His Royal Highness, Arnub Gooswamy, takes charge of the situation and comes up with a master plan of defeating Pakistan, using some of India’s most potent weapons – corruption, political-hooliganism and annoying celebrities. The Indian Government also finds support from five engineering students who end up getting involved in this weird attack and they set out to find the brains behind this nation wide conspiracy.
The plot in a single word is a total laugh-fest and comes with a good dose of sarcastic humor on each page.The narration is one of the highlights of the books  and the author has maintained a nice pace to ensure that the story keeps you entertained. The language is simple, there is no over-exaggerated drama and the comedy is subtle yet effective.Also, the author’s keen sense of observation is reflected in his writing and the fact that I could relate to almost all the characters and situations made the reading experience even better.
All I would say to summarize is that this was one of the best books I have come across in a while. Hilarious to the core highlighting day-to-day events that one can easily relate to, this book is definitely hard to keep down once you start reading it. Would definitely recommend you to pick a copy and not miss out on this truly great piece of writing.
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