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Through the Glass, Darkly!
18 August 2017
When the city of joy shimmers under dark clouds pregnant with rain, and like countless millions I drag myself to the mundane drudgery of routine, some thoughts keep flashing in my mind like distant lightning.
Unlike the great Metropolis on the Arabian sea, or the rich & obscenely powerful city in the North, is our city actually ready to catch a serial killer?
It seems that the Greatbong has also warmed to this idea. And, he has gone the extra mile about it.
He has mixed some of the biggest Bong obsessions in a meticulously planned murder mystery, to give Kolkata its own take on Son of Sam.
We have biriyani, white-dressed Calcutta Police and detectives, posh gigs in & around the city, the dark underbelly that throbs below eyeline, politicians, criminals, sex, kinky habits, gruesome murders.
The first to fall was the beautiful Draupadi. Then fell the smart Sahadeva, followed by visionary Nakul, brilliant Arjuna, and almighty Bheema.
Can Ruksana Ahmed save her Yudhistira?
Or, is she going to be the next victim of the killer who thinks like Duryodhana?
This thriller, which also pays homage to Dame Agatha Christie as well as the other greats who have charmed & stunned the bongs with their ware over the ages, is one of the darkest and most pitiless piece of work that I have read.
And I'm not going to get rid of its memories anytime soon, that's for sure.
Savour this book. Have it by small portions.
Let this be your own dark epic.