Sunday, 21 September 2014

Review of 'Lost In Pattaya' by 'Kishore Modak'

Blurb: It is every dad’s nightmare – his little girl goes missing.
For Palash, the sorrow compounds from the incessant replaying of the critical minutes when his ‘Daddy-eye’ faltered, distracted by his own weakness, substance abuse. The loss and the ensuing search sends him spiraling into a divorce and the loss of a steady corporate job. Scouring for his little girl in the brothels of Pattaya he is ensnared in the web of mafia that runs the sex trade of Thailand. When he eventually finds her, will he be able to build back a wasted lifetime, or, is it too late for rescue, for him and his child?

Verdict: ‘Lost In Pattaya’ is the second book by Kishore Modak. After reading the blurb, the readers will definitely guess that this plot has a very different story to offer. This book came as a bolt of fresh air.

The cover of the book looks very much artistic and classy. The color combination is so good that it will automatically turn the readers head towards it. I can’t complain on the name because the name is perfect and sounds good too.

Kishore Modak has a very strong narrating style which the readers can notice from the very first page of the book. The narrating style is not trendy and one can’t see this kind of narrating style so often. As I always say direct narrative style binds the author to describe the mental state of the protagonist and unintentionally the other characters lacks the limelight. That is why the first few pages of the book was slow and a bit boring. But as the story moves on it became more and more interesting.

The characterization is the best thing for me in this book. I loved the way the author created his characters. Each time when the story was dropping a bit or I was feeling the author is exaggerating things, the author introduced a brilliant and effective character who takes the story to a new level. The beauty lies in the imperfection of Palash’s character and the readers are going to love his transformation at the end.

The story line is wonderful, new and fresh. The story starts with Palash, losing his daughter Li Ya, on the street of Pattaya. After that, the misery started for the drunkard and drug addict Palash, when his wife filed a divorce and he loses his job. As the story moves towards the end and Palash continues his journey to find his daughter in the brothels of Pattaya, one can’t put the book down. I won’t disclose the end, but one thing I must say, that the readers are going to find a delightful smile at their face after completing the book. The author has very efficiently described each scenes and one can easily roam in the streets of Pattaya and Bangkok along with Palash.

The author has very carefully framed the story line but I felt the beginning was slow and the readers can lose interest while repeatedly reading about Palash’s mental condition. Though the second half of the book was different and can manage to cover up for all its flaws. Overall this is a different read and will definitely recommend this book to all those who need a fresh plot with a strong narrative.

Final Words: The strong narrative style and the mysterious storyline will make readers turn the page till the end. I appreciate the author for trying something different from the regular and succeeding to connect with the readers.

Title: Lost In Pattaya
Author: Kishore Modak
Publisher: Grapevine India
Page Count: 215
My Rating: 4/5

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1 comment:

  1. Tks a lot for your kind words and time you have invested in reviewing my book. Appreciate it.