🔥 The heist artist ⭐ A thriller novel which won't dissapoint you if you pick it up! The story is very nicely composed and the smooth narration makes it more indulging. . My love for fine arts made me more curoous about the story and also let me tell you something about the story. The main focus of the story is on "stealing van gogh painting" yes that very famous artist(impressionist) of "the night sky" and sunflower . So if you too are an art lover then it will be more interesting for you and if you have no interest in it, don't wprry it still a great read. The good part of thriller is that it should be unpredictable. Yes this book was so. The suspense and plot was good, (specifically 7/10) . If I say something about the story-it would be the plot and composition which I'll applaud for and the character sketch but among them the plot could have been better and also it was a little more condensed. As I felt that there's a descent amount of filler in story. . At last as I've earlier said that this book won't dissapoint you untill and unless you read a very negative review which will play with your mind untill you read a positive one. Happy reading
Book name: Heist Artist Author: Vish Dhamija Publishers: Pages:273 My rating:🌠🌠🌠🌠 My review: I don't how many people are out who is a fan Amitabh Bachan but let's just and I practically grew up watching parwarish , deevar, coolie etc. and trust me , I can imagine this book being turned into a movie with Amitabh sir in lead during 70s and being a blockbuster . ( This coming from is a really big compliment , as l really enjoy those movies , and your book @ gave me those vibes . Congratulations sir ) Now coming back to the book , it's a story of Vagh Pratap Singh aka The Captain who is a con man doing petty jobs for various prominent people and politicians. However the new project which he receives from Uddam Singh seems to him as means to restart his life . The project consist stealing a famous painting and story is about how he accomplishes this task The storyline is interesting and filled with suspense . The narration is fast paced . The language used is simple and easy to understand . The characterisation is superb . The tittle and cover are appropriate . Overall it was a pleasure reading this book and I would it to all crime and thriller readers.
The Heist Artist is basically a thriller based book by Vish Damija. And I must say, it was one of my top mystery-thriller read this year.
The storyline is damn unique and focusses mainly on the Robbery of the very famous painting by Van Gogh by the 'Heist'. I am an fine arts enthusist, so this book was my niche.
With astounding and spellbinding narration with the point of view of the thief grabs the attention of the reader, whilst keeping glued to the book till it ends. The priority of fisrt person narration rather than third, gives the book an edge over other thrillers.
About the plot, it was pretty decent. But the charm of the book lost in the predictability of what is going to happen next. I mean, because of that the story felt un-interesting sometimes.
Overall, character development was superb and was really upto the mark !
The resemblence of the plot with the real world is what felt the most unique part of the book! This made the bokk shine aprt from other thrillers.
The writing style is gripping and lucid. The story flows woith great ease and effortlessly!
Suspense was well hidden till the appropriate time and secret unfolding schedule was appreciable!
Along with the predictable plot, the unnecessary details which felt dragging sort of decreased the suspense because of diversion to them.
Apart from that, everything was alright and this book really made me fall in love with this author's work. Will be picking up his other titles soon!
Who hasn't been interested in a good heist story in their entire lifetime?? I have researched about the best heist of the world till the date and went to the core of every police procedure. So I knew what i was expecting when i picked up "The Heist Artist" .
I love a good conman and no joke those "Ocean's" and "Dhoom" movies have hyped me up enough to read a lot of books about heists. The book by VISH DHAMIJA didn't let me down.
The Heist Artist starts from a map on the very first page. We are introduced to our conman aka "The Captain". Trust me his character is very fascinating and he won't let you down!
"The Offer" was a painting of Van Gogh worth millions.
"The Heist" is impossible. Or at least to say.... nope... impossible is the word. Our Captain is intrigued...expected of him exactly that.
Then we are introduced to various other characters with a Police who would do anything to get the evedence to put Captain behind the bars...for a long long long time.
I like these ambitious characters. They make everything a lot more fun.
The entire book is a very damn good to read with that map in the hand. Awesome experience and ohhh myyy god! Was it thrilling.
Overall without saying a lot about this book, because I don't, in my entire life, will ruin the fun for you which I loved about this book.
The story starts with Captain aka Vagh Pratap singh discussing the details of his next assignment with a politician Udhham Kumar who belongs to U.P. Captain was asked to steal the famous Van Gogh's last work of "Poppy Flowers". So how he is going to complete the mission?. While in that mission he told Uddham Kumar that he don't want any other peoply as accomplice. So Udhham Kumar allowed that but behind he also asked Sylvia to watch over him.
Captain changed his name into Albert Rueben. He started to work as a professor and gathered information and also almsost got the painting. But Udhham Kumar ordered his boys to kill him and get the painting. But Sylvia joined her hands with Albert Reuben which that shocked Udhham Kumar the most.
Now how will they escape from Udhham Kumar and his guys? Why did Sylvia joined with Albert? If it was a stolen painting where would they sell the painting?. Everything was answered in the upcoming pages in a interesting way.
This was full of twists and turns. Albert's flashback and Sylvia's flashback was unexpected twist. The flow was just amazing. Language of writing is simple and easy to understand. But some paragraphs are not necessary to undertstand the flow. Otherwise it's an interesting read and also a page turner too.
The centre of the story is Vagh Pratap Singh and Sylvia. Vagh Pratap Singh is popularly knowing as captain. As he reached forties, he decides to retire. But a million deal offer comes from a politician Udham Kumar. He commissions the captain to track down and steal Poppy Flowers, a Vincent van Gogh’s painting that has been smuggled into India after it went missing in a Museum at Egypt in 2010. But the painting is now in possession of a dangerous gangster, and the captain is being followed by Udham Kumar. The captain realizes that his last heist might not be as easy as he had imagined.
Will the captain get that painting and finish his heist successfully? Grab your copy to know what happened next.
The Heist artist is an unputdownable read. It is package of twists and turns. Basically, the whole story revolves around stealing a famous painting which is already smuggled.
Most of the scenes had set in the road. The plot is very intriguing and impressive. I should really want to appreciate the author for the way how he had fictionalised the real story. It is mind blowing.
The narration is gripping and fast passed. The language is very simple and lucid. The author embodied this book with an essential amount of detailing. So that, you can go in a flow with the pace.
The characters are well developed. I love the character of captain. He is someone who will succeed in whatever he does and there is this character Slyvia, who is brilliant and beautiful.
Overall it is amazing fast pace read with gripping storyline.
The Heist Artist by Vish Dhamija is an excellent story. The genre of the book is crime fiction and it contains a very interesting story of a conman Vagh Pratap Singh aka Captain and her partner in crime Sylvia. The story revolves around the Captain how he masters his planning and excel in his work. He was hired to stole a vintage and very precious piece of art the Poppy Flowers by Vincent Van Gogh. Being in disguise he finds out where the piece of the arts has been stored and able to finally transport from there with the help of two of his accompany, which was also hired by his Master Udhham Kumar a crooked politician who wanted to sell these to a millionaire. Udhham Kumar makes strategies but his plan back fires him and how is loyal man Damodar ditches in his own plan and get carried away with the painting with Captain and Sylvia.
But Udhham as well as Bipin Patels from whose place the painting has been stolen chased them through all over the States and how they trap them to get caught. The story has many twist and turns untill the end, I throughly enjoyed reading it and will definitely recommend it to each and everyone out there.
The Heist Artist Author - @vish_dhamija Publisher - @harpercollinsin Price - 99(kindle edition) Page - 231 Genre - Crime Thriller I received this book as part of The BookGenie Review Programme (@thebookgeniepr ) 📕 📕 Content - Famous painter Vincent Vam Gogh's painting 'Poppy Flowers' has been missing since 2010 and now it is supposed to be in India in possession of a dangerous gangster.Many corrupted businessmen and politicians are after it.Such a crooked politician,Udham Kumar wants to aquire the painting so that he can sell it to some japanese businessman for 200 million dollars. So, he hired Vagh Pratap Sing aka Captain to steal it because he knows that no one is as expert in creating disguise and pulled off heistings as he is.Captain,now in his fortieth year,wants to retire.So,he took up the job as his last and biggest case.But soon he found out that this case is not as easy as he'd imagined. How will he pull off this heist?Is his life in danger too??To know these and much more , read the book.. 📕 📕 My Views - The book is about stealing a famous painting 'Poppy Flowers' by vincent van gogh.Now the painting has really been stolen many times and is still missing.I love how the author has used real information instead of using some fake name.The story is medium-paced but keep the tension as it is.The narration and the characterization is good.I really like captain's character and the skill-set he possessed.He is master of disguise and a perfect plan maker. But he is not a cold-blooded killer.Other characters like Sylvia,an ex-escort now works as Udham's advisor,Damodar-Udham's right hand man,Hari Mohan Gupta- an honest SI ,these characters also played vital role to complete the story.The language is simple and you will not feel bored as the thrill is continued till last. Overall a thrilling read. Recommended.
The cover and title of the book is apt for the story and totally goes with the plot. The blurb of the story is impressive and you want to read the book instantly. The book is one of those books which keeps you hooked till the end. There are lots of twists and turns which make you more and more engrossed with every page. I personally finished this book in one go and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to read a book about con artist from long time and this book was like wish come true. It won’t disappoint you. Language used is very easy and simple. Character are very well created and developed. The book feels more like a movie and you will feel the story replaying in your head. The narration of the story is crisp. The book is fast- paced. The author’s writing style is very good. If you are a thriller lover, this book is for you and you won’t be able to put it back until you reach the climax. And if you are not a thriller lover, believe me you are still going to like this book. Overall, a good book full of twists and turns which you won’t be able to put down until you finish it. Recommended : Yes
The Heist Artist focuses on the story of a slick conman Vagh Pratap Singh,famously known as the Captain.Now in his forties,he was made an offer by an amoral politician named Uddham Kumar to purloin a famous painting Poppy Flowers by Vincent Van Gogh. This painting has been missing for a very time and the Captain couldn't help but be tempted by deal. With complicated yet calculative precision and a disguise perfected to match his profile,he chalks out a plan.
Procuring the painting will not be as easy as he anticipated and Uddham was getting restless day after day. Will the Captain be able to get the job done in the agreed duration of time or will he loose his life at the hand of the politician? Now he must use his sixth sense to orchestrate a treacherously risky heist in order to get of this mess.
By the middle of the novel,we are introduced to the rest of the remaining cast of characters.Sylvia,formerly an escort now works as Uddham's advisor,Damodar who is his confidant, Hari Mohan Gupta who is the sub-inspector trying to find any concert evidence to put the Captain behind the bars for a very long time.Each of these characters do play vitals roles in the remaining part of the story.
If i had to choose my favorite character then i would definitely pick Vagh Pratap's character because as the protagonist of the novel,he was one of the most captivating character that i have came across in a while.The way he meticulously planned each step in his mind and made sure to execute the same to make this dangerous heist a success is astounding.
The Heist Artist has been one of my anticipated read for 2019. I learned a great deal about Van Gogh and the history of the painting Poppy Flowers.It is fascinating how the author fictionalized the still missing piece of art.The story was well-written and was fast paced as well.
I would highly recommend this book to all the thriller loving readers who enjoy to read about zippy road chases,charasmatic characters with snappy dialogues and an utterly compelling storyline.