Karma : World's First InstaRead Paperback – 1 June 2017
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This is world's first insta read. Karma by Kevin missal is a paranormal psychological thriller. The book is a good light read if you are not afraid of ghosts. You can read it anyway because it's not that spooky but yes some scenes are really creepy.
The story begins with three men who are trying to hide a woman's dead body whom they have murdered after raping her. The girl who died was Urvi and after eight years of her murder she comes back from the bed of death and shocks her husband Karman by her sudden appearance. He couldn't believe that her dead wife is returned and that too after becoming a stupid monster. She even scares her husband by her devilish acts. What she did after that I'm not gonna tell you. My assumption about the story's ending proved wrong because the ending was totally unexpected.
The cover and title of the book, both are really appealing and describes the genre. It's a short novella and I completed it in just 30 minutes so you don't even have to sit for hours to decipher the ending.
Karma by Kevin Missal is the world’s first InstaRead, owing to the fact that it is a short and light read of 82 pages in light font.
The book isn’t the kind that would bore the reader as it starts and ends in a jiffy even before you feel like it might bore you. That serves as a positive point for it as it can be read anywhere, lectures, afternoons, on the commute, it’s small and adorable size makes it easy for the book to be sneaked it anywhere, without any sort of issue.
Cover- 2 stars
Title- 2 stars
Blurb- 1 stars
Plot- 3 stars
Writing and Presentation- 2 stars
Overall- 2 out of 5 stars.
The cover is a rather well designed one, but the picture used for the editing purpose, had a make-up laden woman while is quite a bit of a turn off. The book inclines towards horror genre and the woman's face could have been made to look more frightening.
The title is a well chosen one but some explanation regarding it, if added in the book could have done wonders.
The blurb is disappointing as the story is nowhere about love, Karman did have feelings for his wife but he was aware of her state. The book is more about revenge.
The book had an amazing plot but the lack of effective storytelling ruined the fun, it had the ability to make the reader gasp because of the tremendous twist in the end.
The book could use more effective editing as the plot had the ability to be a lot more than what it is.
Reviewed By- Banaja Prakashini
I opted to read this in exchange of an honest review and I'm going to be honest as heck: I didn't like it. I mean, the story had potential but it was wasted by repetition and ambiguity. The characters were all over the place, the story line was weak and predictable and whole thriller feel was gone after the first 3 pages. Might be India's first ever insta read but I've seen people absolutely terrify readers in a couple of pages, which this one was unable to do even with over 50 pages. 1.5 stars for the fact that it had potential and the writing is okay.
The story starts with four men and a corpse of a woman. We come to know that this was a case of a robbery gone wrong and now the men were trying to buy the body so that no body comes to know what they have done.
We are then brought back to the present where it has been eight years and Karman has gotten over the crime and is now living alone. As he is going about his life, one day his dead wife returns. He discovers that she is now a monster.
While the plot line is quite good, there were far too many editing errors which mars the experience of reading this book. There were certain plot points that the author introduces, but does not really follow through with them, so one is left wondering why they were introduced in the first place.
I did like the way that the author chooses to end the book, it was quite unexpected and, keeping in line with the theme, quite eerie.
Now talking about the story it revolves around Karnan Malik,and his wife Urvi.Urvi was raped and murdered 8 years ago but one fine day Karman his dead wife comes before his wife.This can't be reality right?Even he could not believe that his wife has turned monster and kills the people who killed her.while The inspector starts the investigation and finds the link between this murder mysteries with the incident that happened with Urvi 8 years ago.
So who was behind all this?Was Urvi alive?What happened to Karman?To get answer to all this grab your copies fast.I loved every bit of this book.