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The Krishna Key Kindle Edition
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"History and mythology, codes and crimes... all come together in a gripping read. India's answer to Dan Brown!" ~The Hindu Literary Review "Why should racy historical thrillers or meaty fantasy sagas come only from the minds of Western writers? Ashwin Sanghi spins his yarns well, and leaves you breathless at every cliffhanger. No wonder his books are bestsellers!" ~Hindustan Times "While the plot is set in today's world, one can expect to travel back and forth in time with generous chunks of history and nail-biting fiction." ~The Telegraph "An alternative interpretation of the Vedic Age that will be relished by conspiracy buffs and addicts of thrillers alike." ~The Hindu "Just finished Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi. Rocking story & incredible research. Loved it!" ~Amish Tripathi "Just read The Krishna Key, Ashwin Sanghi's new book, a thriller that explodes timelines. Loved it!" ~Pritish Nandy "True to his signature style, The Krishna Key is also a thriller... filled with murder, mystery and riddles, with the answer buried in the past." ~Millenium Post "Sanghi manages to blur the line between fact and fiction and give a whole new perspective to history and the Vedic Age." ~DNA "Sanghi sticks to his fundamental DNA by exploring the life of Lord Krishna in his new page-turner." ~Financial World--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B008JCHMXY
- Publisher : Westland (24 August 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 7744 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 488 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #586 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I read the synopsis of the book before I bought the novel. If I had to write a review of the synopsis that is written at the back of the book I'd give it 5/5. More than the reviews by others who have already read the book it is the synopsis that has always mattered to me when buying a novel. But after reading The krishna Key , I probably wont rely on synopsis alone for a book from same author. Its not like watching a movie that even if it doesn't turn out to be good , it doesn't matter as I have invested only two hours in it. In a book hours and hours of effort goes into. So if a book doesn't turn out to be good as it could have been or as you'd have expected it to then in the end you only feel unsatisfied and feel like you've wasted hours into it.
Talking about the book there are many flaws in it. First of all its not a thriller! Of course the author has tried to make it a thriller but it fails to enthral. The strength of some characters changed multiple times. For example - the lady inspector when introduced she was said to have - 'beagle like ability to follow the scent to its source , dogeddness of a mule and strength of an ox!' .Point taken. But 60% in to the book and that changes completely. Of course she has changed sides but now she is frail , fragile ,out of ideas and clueless. We knew her as someone who didn't take long in solving her cases but towards the end she was keen on dropping the case! Totally disliked it. Problem was I was already two third in to the book. Too late to drop. The only reason that kept me going was the epic tales from Lord Krishna's life and tales from Mahabharata. If you say this book is unputdownable then this has to be the only reason. Even in the tales section it is not flawless though - at one point the author mentions that Krishna gave up his life under a peepal tree and at other he says Krishna gave up his life under Banyan tree. The protagonist - the historian suddenly knows something that helps him in solving a riddle and then suddenly he doesn't because of which they are stuck. Next time he knows more and that helps him proceed further. This can't be unless he went back to doing some research or study of his own related to the matter. Also the hapless ending it was like you worked so long for something precious and threw it away when you are about to lay your hands on it. Just the last 2 pages were so disappointing that I felt like tearing those and writing 2 pages on my own in stead.
I could list out many reasons not to read this book while only one in favour of reading the book - Tales from Lord krishna's life.
My rating - 3/10
Now comes the plot. It's neither completely good nor completely bad. But it may not seem gripping enough for readers who loves thriller a lot. Most of the twists are very clichéd and lack any kind of logic. Some of the facts are not at all agreeable. There are plenty of questionable explanations of some facts. Still, some parts of this book is indeed remarkable. I love the Mahabharata backdrop throughout the book. Some interpretation of facts from Mahabharata is really amazing.
There is Dan Brown vibe at most of the places
If anybody try to analyse characters under microscope then I would definitely restrain him/her. Only some layers of Krishna's character has been portrayed with a little detail.
But above all the ending is heart warming. The message this book wants to convey is really beautiful. As I always review spoiler free so I'm not disclosing much. Although I didn't enjoy it that much there are a lot of people who have enjoyed this novel. For beginners it would be quite enjoyable.
At the very end, once more, I'm applauding the intense research of the author behind.
The thrill factor is really high in this thriller which will ofcourse keep the reader engaged.
The only shortcoming that i found is it seems a bit extended with the detailed descriptions.
But, the credit must be given to the author for writing such an amazing thriller.
The characters are well developed and play their part perfectly.
Highly recommended for intense thriller fans, for ashwin sanghi fans, for dan brown fans.