Chess without a Queen by Virag Dhulia


Book Name          - Chess without a Queen
 Author                 - Virag Dhulia
 Publisher              - Notion Press
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Review

If we talk about a movie we watched or a book we read, the first question would be who is the hero and heroine. Because we have always be conditioned such a way that we are unable to fathom a book without both. Hence the title Chess without Queen itself is intriguing. The title is the representative of the whole plot since the book is a political chess.

The review of the books of this craft is tricky because chances of spoilers are more. The plot begins with Rishabh who is planning to return to India to follow his father's footsteps in politics. In the background of political rivalry between Lok Sewa Party and Pradesh Jan Dal, the whole plot is the crux of Indian Politics in nutshell. Uttarpradesh is a state that has always had more representatives and influence in the centre. Hence no other area could be selected for this particular story. The subplot of the slum dwellers in Daliganj and the blood thirsty media has added more spices to an already spicy plot. Author has got a very thorough knowledge about Indian politics and it's internal discords. Like the title suggests, each+ character is a part of the chess and plot is the chess master. The characters are crafted quite well and in sink with the plot. 

At some point, too many characters seemed confusing but later the pieces fall in place like in a game of chess. The book is indeed an entertainer that can engage those who are interested in political thriller. Due to the niche political topic, the book could have thin target audience. At some point, the lack of queen in the chess seemed irrelevant.

Verdict

Entertaining political thriller

Scenario:   4 /5
Narration    :  5/5
Character   :  4 /5
Entertainment Quotient: 4/5

This review is in return of a free book from the author