Book Review: Destiny of Shattered Dreams by Nilesh Rathod
|Book Name:||Destiny of Shattered Dreams|
Now that’s when you think you are reading raw books from debut authors (something like a draft copy and unedited versions) and wondering why you picked these books in the first place, there comes a fresh one with the right mix of everything. An example of how one can build a story around the stories that grapple India and put news articles in a context of a gripping storyline. Reminded me of those days when I used to wait for Ravi Subramaniam’s books. The plot not only explored the corporate world and political interaction (nexus), but also the psyche of relationships. Do we really love the people that we think we love? The poems written by Nilesh Rathod was an icing on the cake. Only if the dialogues and philosophy could have been cut a little, I would have given this a perfect 10 on 10 rating.
A couplet that I loved:
Shola sa bhadak utha, socha ab to mujhe sama legaa,
Aag hi aag hai, magar qazaa se pehle wo bhi kahaan khaakh dega
Definitely a good read with all the highs of power, lust, death, heartbreaks, and ambition.
Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
An insider’s view into what goes on behind the glittering facade of corporate stardom, DESTINY OF SHATTERED DREAMS is a fast-paced tale of a brilliant young man’s meteoric rise at business. It is also a moving portrayal of love and its fallibility.
Ambition, passion and raw courage are Atul Malhotra’s key aides to realizing his dreams as he learns the art of gambling for high stakes. What follows is a game of treachery, infidelity and murder.
The book lays bare the sordid corporate-politico nexus that compels this once middle-class boy to deftly learn the ropes and negotiate a world where dirty deals and power plays can make or break lives, where one wrong choice could prove fatal.
A tale of yachts and hidden Swiss accounts, sordid affairs of lust, intrigue and exhilarating highs, Nilesh Rathod’s Destiny of Shattered Dreams is also the story of innocence forever lost.
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Posted on May 30, 2016, in Book Reviews and tagged Book, Book Review, Corporate, Destiny of Shattered Dreams, Fiction, Indian Fiction, Nilesh Rathod, Political, Review. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.