Decoding Life post 8/11 by Indranil Roy (Book Review)

Decoding Life post 8/11

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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Source: Review Copy
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 257
  • Publisher: Leadstart Publishing
  • Publication Date: 25 September 2018
  • My Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads Blurb

Demonetization came as a bolt from the blue to every Indian on 8/11/2016. Most people were hurt financially, while Arjun, Nisha and Sunny saw their world tumbling down before them. Left with no other option but to combat against it, they decided to stand by each other to confront the emotionally catastrophic situation together. While the nation was struggling to get in terms with the unprecedented economic turmoil, they had other social evils to stand up against as well.

My Thoughts

The book is quite depressing right from the start. The lives of the characters play with the immediate effects of demonetization. It comes on Arjun’s shoulders, again and again, to deal with the money issues.

I like how the author showed the importance of friends when one doesn’t have much family in times of death and suffering. I had also never read about an effeminate man’s struggles and appreciate the author for writing about it.

Even though the book makes you sad, it keeps you hooked. The writing style is simple. The romance was also carried out well.

The book incorporates a number of issues including abuse, the inefficiency of medical treatment, discrimination, and drug addiction.

I loved that the author wrote a fictional story simply showing the effects of demonetization on a group of common people.


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