Book Review: The Unceremonious Revenge by Arpit Shrivastava

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The Unceremonious Revenge
Author: Arpit Shrivastava
Publisher: Half Baked Beans
Rating: 3/5

Einstein said- If your head tells you one thing and your heart tells you another before you do anything, decide whether you have a better head or a better heart. ‘The Unceremonious Revenge’ is a novella that takes you through a vindictive journey of hate, revenge, patience and karma. There is an old law that advocates an eye for an eye but it is also true that this would leave the whole world blind.

‘The Unceremonious Revenge’, with an apt title, is a story that reeks of politics and power. Aditya is a man to watch. With his grit and determination, he achieves great heights and marries the girl of his dreams. The couple lives in a fool’s paradise, for their happiness is short-lived. Aditya’s strife with Achraj Singh leads to something very atrocious. Owing to political power and affluence, Achraj Singh avenges his insult by inflicting pain on Aditya’s and Alisha’s mind and body- a pain so grave that it tarnishes their soul. With a serious bone of contention, the protagonist decides to take revenge (the unceremonious revenge) and teach Achraj a lesson. The story might sound clichéd and usual, but the narrative and the lucidity in dialogue delivery help it pass the muster.

The font and typesetting fail to impress. With each new scene, the author gives real-world insight into the police force, authorized and journalistic procedure, government procedure and a significant amount of political theatre. The readers also get to witness high voltage ordeal of a father and a daughter. Aditya’s plight makes him vulnerable yet likeable because of his strong mindset. Young Alisha comes across as a brave heart.

The author successfully manages to keep the plot grounded in the real-world with less fictional elements to add on the spice. However, more attention could have been paid to the proofreading.

Best Wishes to the author!

Buying link: Amazon

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