This guest post of a book review is by Prerna Nigotiya.
The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav has a very gripping story line. Mainly due to its diverse characters and complex plot it keeps you glued to the story and one is waiting to know what happens next. The Author has done a magnificent job of setting a great plot. The strength of the book is the depiction of Indian Politics and the way the humor quotient is added to it at the same time to keep the interest of the reader.
The story revolves around an ex-gangster, a well-known sharp shooter of his time. But he decided to leave the life filled with violence 27 years ago, and due to his father in law’s deal, he is now living a peaceful life with his wife and son in Noida. He and his wife are running a grocery store successfully where he is famously known as the “Jeera Packer”. However, he is not content with his monotonous routine and wants to do something which he can be proud of. He finds himself unsatisfied. After interacting with his old pal Abdul and seeing his passion for bikes, he feels his old life is calling him back. He is missing his gun. Shooting was his passion and he keeps whining about it in his mind constantly. Then it just hits him. While he cannot start killing people again, killing an influential evil politician and getting away with that will calm down his mind. It will not only quench his thirst of killing, but will also make his life a fulfilled life. Then he decides to assassinate Chief Minister of UP who is referred to as Dada, an evil person in his eyes. But, he is not the only one. There are a number of other people who want to kill Chief Minister. The story mainly revolved around the protagonist, Dada and his right hand, Lal Mani and depicts their individual life with ease.
The way the author has linked the various stories of different characters is commendable. The characterization was great and the detailing of each character was done with perfection. It makes for an interesting read and one doesn’t lose interest anywhere in the book.
Overall it is a good read and would recommend it if you are looking for something different as well as something fresh. It is a great sneak peek into the political world. It is a very enjoyable read and you will not lose your interest in the middle of the book. The debut attempt of the author is commendable.
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About the guest writer – Prerna Nigotiya is a finance professional and has done her masters in finance. She loves reading & likes to experiment and read various genres.