Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Review: Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister - Tabrik C

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Book: Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister
Author: Tabrik C
Number of pages: 319
Price: Rs. 350

A political thriller set in present day India, Tabrik C.’s Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister follows a brilliant man as he faces conflict both inside and outside his mind in his journey to govern the largest democracy in the world.

Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister by Tabrik C is a gripping tale of a music maestro, who is elected as the Prime Minster of India as a result of unexpected events. The plot traces his journey from Harvard to 7 Race Course road,  in the backdrop of a fascinating past, cut-throat politics and a mysterious past.

Set in India, mostly in Delhi, January 2017 onwards, amidst a tumultuous political scenario, Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister traces Tagore’s journey; his student days at Harvard, his intense passion for music, his troubled return to India, his meteoric rise in the political arena, his past that haunts him and the skeletons in his closet, which threaten to destroy him.
Music plays a pivotal role in Tagore’s life, it is his panacea, his refuge, and it threatens to consume him, yet manages to keep him in one piece. As the prime minister, Tagore is portrayed as a determined man with an extraordinarily clear vision.
Writing style:

The author’s writing style is quite heavy, it is overloaded in some places. As a reader, you tend to read too much into the lines and it gets difficult to keep track of the plot at times. There is a fair amount of attention to detail and thankfully, there is a lot left to the reader’s imagination and interpretation.
It did take me a few chapters to warm up to the book and get used to author’s style of writing. He switches between times, places and ideas with great ease.
Last Words: Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister is a refreshing and modern book. It dwells in the present, where we can draw parallels to real life scenarios.

Tabrik’s Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister starts off as a drag, but it slowly picks up pace and reaches a brilliant crescendo. There are parts that are very predictable, but it is cleverly balanced with unpredictable twists as well! Pick it up if you want to read something that’s in-tune with today’s politics.

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