Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Review of Himalayan White by Amitabh Pandey




Book Name         - Himalayan White
Author                  - Amitabh Pandey
Publisher              - Harper Collins
Number of Pages - 240
Publishing Year   - 2016
Edition                  - Paperback
Price                     - 300
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Rating : 4.0

Blurb

Volume 1 of the Himalaya Series Looking for a life of peace and quiet, Special Forces officer Gautam Shukla takes voluntary retirement from the army and moves to Noida. Out jogging one morning, he comes to the rescue of Nisha, a young army widow, who is being kidnapped by goons. As a result, Gautam finds himself faced with Bhima Yadav, a powerful politician heading a vast criminal enterprise, and his psychopathic son, Angad. As he sets out to destroy the duo, Gautam must grapple with unforeseen danger – as also the sudden blossoming of romance in his life. Moving from the badlands of Uttar Pradesh to the political corridors of Delhi to the Kumaon Himalayas, this riveting thriller will keep you hooked till the last page.

My Review

A book with a strong storyline never fails to entertain the readers. A thriller is one of the toughest genres to pull off. Set against the background of the militarily as well as mafia, Himalayan White is an action thriller. An ex-military officer pulled into the mafia war as well as fighting against anti-nationals will attract the readers. This fast paced thriller is an exceptional movie marterial.  
The action sequences could be visualized in three dimensions. The geo-political scenario is depicted with responsibility as well as finesse. The twists and turns at the right timing makes the book unputdownable. 
The romance and making out between Gautam and Nisha was unwanted. Why do all the thrillers require a squeezed in distraction of love and sex is beyond my comprehension. Without these also the book is excellent in fact better. 
Angad's character could have been developed a little more. Both antagonists were shown in the third person narration rather than the scenarios where in they act and react in person, which weakened the character build up.
Overall, the book is a riveting thriller which is highly recommended to the action lovers. 
Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author



Amitabh Pandey studied Economics at St. Stephen's College, Delhi University and the Delhi School of Economics. He has taught economics at an undergraduate college of Delhi University, worked as a civil servant with the Indian Railways and spent five years building software systems in the private sector. He now lives in Noida.