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Book Review #39: The Di(e)lemma

Author: Vinod Gujral
Pages: 351
Publisher: Glittering Ink Publishing House

  • Ratings-

Cover : 3/5
Title : 3.5/5
Blurb : 2/5
Story : 3.5/5
Theme : 3.5/5
Characters : 4/5
Overall : 3.5/5

  • Characters-
  1. Devesh- The protagonist
  2. Neena- Devesh’s wife
  • Blurb:

The Di(e)lemma is the story of strangest mid life crisis involving a couple routed by The Fringe Damage of a corporate espionage scandal…To Die for or Live it,Dead or Alive,innocent or Guilty…’The Di(e)lemma’ doesn’t let you quit till you have read the last para…A tense,classy saga of Grudge,Love and Suspicion.

  • Review-

“The Di(e)lemma” by Vinod Gujral is a different and interesting tale. The book focuses on intricate human relations during crisis. It is based on a corporate espionage targeting a top successful executive, Devesh, CEO of an advertising company, and his wife, Neena, leading to a crisis that persisted even after the culprits got booked. Tiya, an attractive model, who is in media’s bad books for a couple of wrong deeds, was once exposed for being in an illicit affair with one of Devesh’s colleagues. Devesh had helped expose the truth to save the company’s name from being spoiled. That colleague and Tiya then decide to take their revenge with double returns. A full-proof plan is chalked out and Devesh himself doesn’t realize when he gets drowned in the pit of misunderstandings and confusions. His personal relations are at stake and despite Neena’s multiple warnings, Devesh is unable to save himself and his personal and professional life. What happens in the end is truly unexpected and well, interesting.

  • Appreciations:

A good amount of effort was put in by Vinod for narrating the story. The story moves on fairly smoothly and appropriate amount of information is revealed at intervals. A sense of “what will happen next” was alive at all times right till the end which is something that deserves appreciation.

  • Let-downs:

Apart from a few grammatical mistakes, there were some editorial mistakes which could very well be avoided. A few extra descriptions of presentations / meetings at office took the main focus of the story off-track at times.

  • Verdict:

An interesting tale. (3.5/5)

  • Available at: Amazon (Rs. 199)

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