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Different Take on Ramayan - But Disappointing!
28 February 2019
Amish Tripathi has raised the reader expectations to the sky with his Shiva Trilogy! So much so that you expect an absolute gem from him.
And probably that is where the book disappoints! Though the first book in the Ram Chandra series is a modern day take on Ramayan as we know of it ... it is not an interesting read.
The author has tried to give his own creative imagination to the Ramayan & create suspense & drama in the life of godly Ram. But still it reads out as if you are just reading Ramayan with a little bit of twist.
You are forced to compare it with the super smooth Shiva Trilogy because Shiva Trilogy was really out of the Box! It was a true modern day interpretation of Hindu mythology.
But Ram - Scion of Ikshvaku does disappoint. May be for readers who haven’t read Amish’s Shiva Trilogy ... will appreciate this book more!