- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing; First edition (26 December 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8175994185
- ISBN-13: 978-8175994188
- Package Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 97 customer reviews
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The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav
#blurb : The best sharpshooter in Uttar Pradesh...now took retirement in an urge for a simple life with his family. He works as a jeera packer...but he is now doing a comeback in shooting just for one final work—to shoot the chief minister. 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?
#WRITING_N_NARRATION : This political thriller contains dark humour and satirical verses. Writing and language of the book is pretty lucid...but for me the narration was a bit slow in the beginning..but once you are through 100 pages...you will not be able to put it down.
#CHARACTERS : Through the characters author has successfully depicted various dark realities of the political world.. characters are very well presented ..thus indeed complementing the story!
#MY_VIEWS : Though the treatment of the story is a bit dramatic but it is somehow relatable in this modern era; the book is dark, humorous, thriller, philosophical, all at the same time. The author has done a remarkable job sticking together different stories and bringing them all together. I particularly liked the philosophical take on various situations and life in general; you found yourself nodding your head at quite a few places. I could not keep down the book and finished it in a couple of days. Must read and definitely recommended
A word of caution: Start reading it, only when you have time to read the whole thing. I happened to pick it up in a busy phase of life, but still had to first complete this before I could get back to my work. :-)
I would recommend this to all my friends, all would be able to relate to some portion/character of the book.
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? Nevertheless, the story is about how he did it or planned to did it, how the political rifts are happening between Dada and Lal Mani, his brother and son, and hw the conditions changed.
The best part of the book was characterization. All the characters were developed really well and are well written. You can tell enough details about each of them after finishing this. The story telling was also simple and was written in simple language. But there was too much use of abusive language (obviously to make the plot real) so it is strictly recommended for 16+ age groups.
There were some great dialogs written, which made the situations humorous sometimes, and also made you think.
"Missed chances do not hurt just you but everyone connected to you "
If you will read it with full attention and if you are a big fan of Bollywood crime movies, then you would really feel as if you are watching a real movie. This is a perfect choice for Bollywood fans.
The first half was slow for me and was not interesting that much, but as the story progressed and reached towards the end, it just got exciting, and the end was just out of the blue.
All in all, this book was a good read. I enjoyed reading it. As a debut novel, Prashant Yadav has done a good job and I feel that in the near future, you may see a Bollywood movie based on this. :D