Top critical review
Nice plot with good narration
Reviewed in India on 20 October 2018
The Masks by Sourabh Mukherjee stands true to its name and highlights the unseen truths behind people and situations.
Behind the facade of glamour, lies the dark ignored truth that drives the protagonists of this novel.
The story mainly revolves around Arijit, Kris and Akansha and seeks to uncover their motivations, desires and expectations from their lives. Each are driven by something which shapes their circumstances, however it’s not all same, and it’s not all very clear.
The plot has been well fabricated with enough punches to keep the reader going without being disappointed. The plot moves fast without lacking in detail. The characters has been well designed and their honest portrayal is what keeps the reader hanging on to every word and build a personal connect with the protagonists. The honesty in explaining and the wit with which the story is laid out, shows the potential in the plot, and also the author, who manages to touch really diverse issues within this series.
The Masks focuses a lot on the emotions of the characters, what goes in their mind, how they seek to make a decision more than anything, so it lacks on a fast action-based plot, however the inner workings of the minds of the protagonists make this novel worth reading.
Through the characters, we get a chance to explore the underlying human instincts and expectations, which we fail to discuss otherwise.