Top critical review
Overall a nice thriller. Some adult content is there and has to be read with that consent.
11 October 2018
8 Hours is the third book by Upendra Naburi, but actually, it is the first one I (or for that many any of our team members) got a chance to read.
The cover page has a good mixture of dark colors and though it is not exceptionally great, it goes fine with the theme of the book.
Aratrika Reddy, the CEO of ARYA is a strong-willed woman. Unfortunately, it is neither the best nor the good time running for her company. It is well-known fact that the business owners had to deal with the local politicians and as the business spread across the country, often the big players of politics also come into the play. Here, the company is trying to spread its wings outside of India and at least in terms of funding, they have some foreign partners as well.
Will Aratrika be able to save the company? Who is playing the double game and why? Are there any personal demons of the prime characters playing their roles too? Well, you need to read the book to get the answer :).
Views and Reviews:
While I am trying to make this review as much spoiler-free as possible, I cannot reveal much about the content, even while analyzing it. I can say that the story itself is good and the pace is maintained throughout, with some bumps, of course. The climax could have been better.
The author, Upendra, tries remaining as much realistic as much possible by painting the characters of the good with shades of both black and white. So, you see strong characters throughout the book. And, as the story progresses, you can see different layers of their respective characters.
The author’s vocabulary is rich and he knows how to put sarcasm and punchlines effectively in such thrillers.
We have all hurt each other. We are family, after all.
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I would have had time and leverage if I had that money. You’ve taken that away from me and, hence, I am compelled to take something away from you as well. That’s the circle of life.
The book contains some wisdom lessons also:
Arrogance can shroud a man’s judgment. It can also blind someone.
The idea behind sharing some interesting segments of the book is that you yourself can get the idea about the writing, and how much it suits your taste :).
I would give it around 7.5 stars out of 10.