I’ve always liked Amit Varma’s wacky humor. He is no stranger to netizens, his blog India uncut is very popular in the blogophere. This is Amit Varma’s first book. Its a wholesome entertainer. This is the kind of book that one can start with a cup on tea on a lazy Sunday morning and finish it by lunch-time. The story is fast paced and funny. Story feels genuine, and one can relate to the characters in it.
The story is about a wisecracking tabloid journalist, Abir Ganguly. How he lands up in a unusual situation, while covering a story for crime beat. How Sancho gets into his life, and changes his life. There are many funny anecdotes and one-liners from Abir and his imagination is hilarious. It will make you laugh, I had good laughs. Its thoroughly entertaining, if you liked five point some one, one night at call center, then you will devour this. [read chapter 1 of the book]
I will not be surprised if a bollywood producer picks up the story and plans to make a movie out of it. It has everything humor, melodrama, rona dhona, rantings on the functioning of the government, police force, the underworld, it has a small religion angle also and like all bollywood movies a happy ending, they lived happily ever after kinds.
@Amit Varma if you are reading this, do consider writing a sequel to this. I feel there is a lot in Abir’s character, than can be exploited. Anyways it was pleasure reading the book. Cheers.