Murder Most Right


Book Review: Murder Most Right
Author: Anup Rijhwani
Category: Fiction
Rating : 3/5

This book by Anup Rijhwani, is a story of Aakash, that makes us sail on the turbulence of his life to the point when he landed into prison. This will make us travel back in time with Aakash in his life so that he could get relieved from the traumatic memories of his past.

The story is weaved with good characters of the protagonist Aakash, Shiva, Feroze, his father, and mother. It is a typical middle class Indian story but you would feel engaged with the story, and would like to finish it in one sitting. The book is written in the early 21st century, so it would be quite easy for youth to connect with the story, as the fun and frolic activities described in college or school is all the more same for everyone. Also, Aakash’s life had typical middle class problems which is so deeply penetrated in Indian society that I think most of the Indian readers would connect with the story. The author had also taken utmost care of not leaving behind any string, and that had also kept me glued to the story.

The story was quite predictable from the beginning but it’s presentation in the form of a rendevous between Aakash and Shiva was unique and good. There were kind of timely breaks with Aakash’s story, and there he and Shiva would talk which also kept me wanting more till the end.

I also personally felt that there was some extra information in the story, as the narration of his previous life was so minutely detailed that I could not relate this objective to the ulterior justification of his present day condition. The plus point in this was his narration, which was so good that you would like to forget this extra stuffing, and would rather concentrate on the story.

I also felt that author could have added some spice in Aakash’s life as his was only described with the suffering. He could have made to enjoy his life with some good and beautiful descriptions of his love life and there could be some maniac and highly insane acts of his and his friends, but I found them missing in the story.

Now, comes the ending of the book and that took my thoughts away, and for a second I thought what just really happened, and then I reread that to grasp the ending completely, and smiled by thinking about this unique ending to the story.
On the whole, I liked the story which I felt was predictive, but at the end found an unpredictable ending. A reader like me actually look for instances  in a book which would make him feel good even for a moment, and the ending in this book gave me that moment.

I would recommend this book to all the guys out there who love reading Indian fiction.

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Murder Most Right by Anup Rijhwani combines the power of the narrative with a disturbing portrait of a killer, by creating suspense, stimulating curiosity and keeping vigilant attention of the reader that intrigues page after page with the reader is encouraged to rebuild the puzzle.
The book begins with the voice of Akash Sharma, a restless tot, a perplexed youngster, an ethically supple young person and a besieged grown person, finds himself knotted up in his most evil qualms within the precincts of the atrocious prison and retraces to Shiva, the prison sweeper, oblivious of his true identity, a deep-rooted trail stretching from his nativity to the day he murders a individual.In a few pages, Akash tells his gilded life and the tone of the narrative changes greatly when he takes us on a roller coaster ride where he finds himself trapped in the mesh of call centre culture and roams the slums of Mumbai trying to ease others’ despair and at last, turns into a hot-blooded murderer. Isolated and mentally disturbed, Akash seeks closure in his daily rendezvous with Shiva.The protagonist becomes a kind of superhero who abetted by the circumstances in his early life, takes us in a crescendo of adventures increasingly unlikely and improbable until you get to the final, where our hero become a hot-blooded killer with a compelling story full of food for thought, suspense and twists strengthened by the plot and accurate depiction that allows the reader to breathe and materialize places and situations.We readers are sensitive to the charm of the written words, on paper or bits. Some of us give in more easily to the recall of certain combinations of words rather than others. Among those that attract my attention are those that suggest the atmosphere of a thriller, and even more if they promise to reveal the truth about a particularly thorny and mysterious tangle.

The book, however, is much more than a thriller. It’s a book about the book. It’s a book in the book. It’s a web of truth. It’s also a tribute to other books and characters. It’s a fusion of different genres, held together by a style that manages to maintain its consistency, while tinged with the tragic, desolate circumstances. All this while dragging the reader between present and past, and force him to take stock of the situation in time.

Reading this book was like reading different books together. The author weaves and mix genres and types of characters, with a light background, despite the tragedy. The plot is manifested into the life and movements of Akash and all those who were involved directly and indirectly in his life. However, since everything in this novel is not as it seems, the author adds a couple of items to give a less crystalline side to his figure.

The style is perfect to those who love books full of suspense and it’s a novel that would involve everyone and which can be read in one breath. As soon as you start you just cannot stop reading. The language is very fluid and the story, extremely addictive and fascinating for psychological description of the characters.

From chapter to chapter the story evolves in a fast-paced adventure involving the reader especially during the middle of the story, featuring various characters from the psychological point of view depending on their social position, and their view of what is right and what is wrong.

It is a novel that will keep you hooked until the end with a snort of exasperation, and makes arching an eyebrow in front of some forces, which at first glance can be labeled as unreal. But if we stop and think for a moment, we see that more often the reality is more unreal than imagination itself.

Format: Paperback ♥ Publisher: Leadstart ♥ Pages: 236 ♥ Published: February 2016 ♥ Language: English ♥ ISBN-13: 978-9352015566

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