2 Sep 2010

Book: Johnny Gone Down


With the book I just read; it was no lesser than a fast moving action movie. Trust me I dint even know the author, hadn’t read his first book while picking up that book. It was just for the price & its cover page.

Don’t judge the book by the cover page they tell, & heck “Johnny Gone Down” proved them wrong. Karan Bajaj enthralls the readers with a pace only light can match. One chapter the scenes happen in US and the next Cambodia, few pages turned bang you are in Thailand, some pages read Brazil awaits you, back US and finally like those movies the hero has to come back to his land, India. You virtually travel with the characters though you cannot associate with them.

You can feel the plot only when you connect with the people in them is a common myth, but author here has his way of dealing the story. His write-up made me feel the phantom pain; I could sense the peace after his meditation, watch live the guns firing and I had even imagined the kind of dress I would wear in his created virtual cyber world.

Few drawbacks were the easy-way characters met again. I mean Nick meeting back Sam was a little Bollywood style and why the deadly game gang let go of Nick was a little incomplete, but otherwise it’s a total paisa vasool.

I am off to buy his first novel “Keep Off the Grass”, while you men should definitely pick this one. It’s a pattern after all, just look at it right.

Johnny Gone Down - 5/5

3 comments:

pavithra said...

Reserve this book for my next read;)

Vij@ソ said...

It's one of the best book I ever read. Read his first novel "KEEP OF THE GRASS".A wonderful book and I can say You will enjoy it.
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jaydee said...

well, I do not generally read reviews of books. What I do prefer is the ratings and a friend seemingly facinated by a book. But, here the case is different. A mention of this blog-post on the fb page of KB, and more importantly this is about JGD.

As the reason why I read this review is clear. I would akso like to tell that I have already read the book; and believe me I can go through it over and over again. As I was going through this well-ly written review it seems as if all the frags of the book are recollected.

I would also like to share that, I am not an avid reader of books. But, I read whatever is readily available. And now I have purchased KOTG from one good site - flipkart, I am huite anxious to read it.

At the end I would like to say that I like the pace of KB's writing, the interconnections, the thrill and his special ability to make its readers fell like the main protagnoist of the story are simply awesome.

4.99/5 and 9.99/10...
This rating is because nothing is perfect in this world.the ratings and a friend seemingly facinated by a book. But, here the case is different. A mention of this blog-post on the fb page of KB, and more importantly this is about JGD.

As the reason why I read this review is clear. I would akso like to tell that I have already read the book; and believe me I can go through it over and over again. As I was going through this well-ly written review it seems as if all the frags of the book are recollected.

I would also like to share that, I am not an avid reader of books. But, I read whatever is readily available. And now I have purchased KOTG from one good site - flipkart, I am huite anxious to read it.

At the end I would like to say that I like the pace of KB's writing, the interconnections, the thrill and his special ability to make its readers fell like the main protagnoist of the story are simply awesome.

4.99/5 and 9.99/10...
This rating is because nothing is perfect in this world.

 
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