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The Jeera Packer by [Yadav, Prashant ]
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I once changed the history of Uttar Pradesh with a gun and a finger.
One shot, one man. Right man, wrong man.
But that was thirty years ago.
I shot people through their heads then.
I pack jeera in a basement now.
THIS IS ME, AND HERE IS MY STORY.
He was the best sharpshooter in the state. A true bullet artist. But he gave it all up to lead a happy, normal, stable life . . . with his loving wife and dear son.
And that proved to be his undoing.
Resonant and deeply affecting, The Jeera Packer is the gripping tale of a man who after three decades of playing the happy family man returns to his profession of old for one final work—to shoot the chief minister.
Convinced that this is his raison d'etre, will he manage to pull off this one last act, as his concluding hat tip to the man he could have been? Will he be able to brush away the jeera dust and rediscover himself? Or has the middle-aged family man already throttled the sharpshooter in him?

About the Author

A little boy who never grew up. A wise man who didn’t need to. A smartass who didn’t bother.
Revolution on my secret agenda. World domination plan B. Need ten hands. Or a cult. Conscription on. Apply.
Love breathing road dust on two wheels. Love playing with a three year old. And love Bachchan.
Went to IIT Kharagpur, IIM Ahmedabad and Stockholm School of Economics. Run own company. Advise start-ups. Practice karate.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2185 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing (22 February 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06X9CLYNR
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,579 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A must read. This book is engaging, thrilling, humorous and deep. The book clearly bounces back the observations the author has made about life and trivial things that actually impact lifes. From keen observations from daily errand to bigger questions like "Taj Mahal of my life" are what you are left thinking about even after the book is finished. Really a refresshing read and a great start of a reading new year. As I approached the climax of the book, I was reluctant to finish the book as it would mean end of thrilling ride. I was engulfed by the feeling of sadness, that use to get me, when the 5:00 PM movie of DD on sundays (back in 80's) use to reach the end, the movie is ending and so is the sunday.
I would recommend this to all my friends, all would be able to relate to some portion/character of the book.
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My Rating: 3.5 Stars

WHAT?? This was exactly what I felt after finishing this book. I didn't expected this end at all and it just made me think, what just happened? Is it true or just my mind is blabbering and expected this end?

This was my first political/crime/thriller and this book did proper justice with the genre. I won't say that it kept me fascinated or hooked from the very first page, rather the truth is opposite. It took me really long to get a grip on the story. After reading a few chapters in the starting, I felt as if I am watching a typical Bollywood crime drama and nothing is different. And I also thought, at one point to DNF the book, but I am glad that I didn't and finally completed it.

The story starts with our main character who happened to be a gangster/sharpshooter some 35 years ago and now he is a shopkeeper who packs Jeera (hence the title) and lives a simple life with his wife and son. But wait, what was his name? Did I missed it or was mentioned somewhere?

Other main characters are CM known as Dada, for whom our Jeera packer used to work. Then there was Lal Mani, who is best friend our hero and now is hoe minster of the state and works closely with Dada. There is another friend Abdul, who make him realise that how important it is to achieve your dream and make your own Tajmahal!! God, I loved this line :D

After the realization of his dream, he decided to return to his old job, the sharpshooting, for once and all, for killing the CM. This is the part that I failed to understand and took the rating down. I can't understand why the hell he even decided to kill the CM in just a flash and declared it as the moto of his life, which was rather going simple?
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Highly recommend the "Jeera Packer". Every reader interprets a book differently. For me it is a thriller novel mixed with chunks philosophical musings ala Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, a dash of raw earthiness of Gangs of Wasseypur and finally sprinkled with doses of humour. Also politically incorrect!
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I bought this book because the story is based on UP politics. Though I am not an avid reader but with this one, I could not put it down. It is definitely a page-turner. Not for a single moment I lost interest. It is very well written. The best part of the book is that it is very relatable. Although the outline is a political thriller, the characters in the book are normal people with same struggles and insecurities. The writer beautifully articulates the agony of an artist, who loves his crafts and is very good at it but is stuck in mundane lifestyle for survival.
The book is full of awesome one-liners. It seems, the writer has a very interesting and amusing way of looking at things. I totally love his writing style. It was an awesome read.
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Engrossing, entertaining, intriguing. Read it thru in a single setting. A really rustic political tale written with gutso. Does not lose tempo at all. Highly recommended if you like Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur) or Tigmanshu Dhulia films or the Satya / Shiva.
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Beautiful writing. Makes you pause, step back and look at your life in a different perspective.
A page turner, you wont stop reading till you finish it and even after finishing you would want to go back in the head of the Jeera Packer.
It's a beautifully haunting book, crawls into your skin and asks you what you really want in life. Relatable at so many levels that it ends up being your story. Sublime, wounded and complex characters make you go back to it again and again. Do not miss this one.
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An intriguing tale of a top notch assassin converted to a low life grocery shop owner. The book takes an interesting turn when a chance meet with his ex colleague and partner in crime, who is now a minister in the government. The yearning of his long lost art takes him to dwell on a path of misdventure of creating his masterpiece.

For a first time writer, Prashant has skillfully drawn the characters and has created a page turner. An interesting take on family politics of Uttar Pradesh, the book is a blockbuster in all aspects.
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This is how the unconscious bias plays out. Even before I started reading The Jeera Packer I had formed an impression of the protagonist. In fact, it brought back memories of one of the early jobs that I did – getting psyllium husk packed, 50 g and 100 g packets, through the day and overnight too when the market had extraordinary constipation. I pictured the protagonist as one of those isabgol packers. A dark, tall, man with lost handsomeness. Someone who was married prematurely and who already had three kids with perennial running nose by the time he was twenty-two and who lived in a shanty next to a nallah. Alas, this jeera packer is not obliged to do jeera packing if he doesn’t want to. As it turns out, he is a reasonably well off person with a good life.
What is a good life though? That’s a profound question mankind has been struggling with since eternity. Herman Hesse explored that, for example, in Sidhhartha. Though buried under a mountain of profanity, Prashant Yadav too is dealing with the same question in his debut novel The Jeera Packer. The northern India that he is faced with is considerably different from Sidhhartha’s times and Prashant discovers a desi angrezi to convey what he wants to communicate. Here he follows the good tradition of a Shrilal Shukla or a Kashinath Singh.
The story develops at a fast pace and forces you to finish the book in one go. You do want to know if having a regular life teaching your son how to ride a Bullet is a good life or is it about building your Taj Mahal? However, it is not clear as to why it has to be a trade-off.
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