by Nag Mani
A happy change it is, when you get to review a book that doesn’t fall in the general classification of the sort I typically get; Romance, Contemporary, Crime Thriller, Non-fiction, etc. Also, I have as of late begun seeing that authors are expanding and exploring various genres. What’s more, as you ought to have recently guessed, I am content with this positive change.
Okay, so let’s first start with the cover of the book. It is just excellent. The Cover gives the essence of the whole story. It does, what it should do. It spooks you!
Devi is the second book of the Author of The Green Room – another Horror novel – Nag Mani. Despite the fact that I haven’t read past work of the Author, however, Devi sure strikes a chord with your cerebrum’s fear receptors.
It was a gut jarring experience reading Devi, and all the more so in light of the fact that this was my first Horror read by an Indian Author, hence had fewer expectations from it. Imagine my pleasure at reading such an immersing book. Devi had every one of the elements of Horror, and it likewise shed some light on the predominant social conditions that some parts of India still face.
The author flawlessly depicted the state of village people, surrounded by superstitions and mysterious Deaths. The element of shock – it gave me the spine shuddering chills at certain spots – keeps the readers on their toes all through the book.
Nag Mani’s ‘Devi‘ takes you on a crazy ride. One moment you will be softening to the plight of characters and the next minute you will chomp your nails in abstract fear.
The many-layered story unfurls at an appropriate pace and an engrossing narrative – with a sub-story of the protagonist Aditi, running in the background, which again an engaging story.
The only thing I didn’t like about the book was that it was a bit overstretched because of which I found my mind wandering in between.
Other than that, I really enjoyed reading this book and will recommend the book Devi by Nag Mani to all. Especially for the readers who love Horror fiction, the book is an unquestionable entertaining read.
Happy Reading 🙂
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