Top critical review
A good read but the Netflix series is much better.
1 September 2018
I had this version preorderd but because of some stupid printing mistake I had 3 pages of it blank. However it is a good read if you have the patience to go 950 pages. I found it a little bland as compared to the Netflix series but that is alright because in it you get to know Gaitonde better. Sartaj here is pretty boring he doesn't have to work extra hard for anything : girls like him, gangsters like him, Parulkar likes him everything comes easy for him he doesn't have to fight too much for it. I will suggest you watch the series but if your hunger doesn't gets satiated by it then pick this book. Only way I was able to read this book was by imagining Nawazuddin as Gaitonde. All the other characters as in series are not highlighted in the same light. But I must not discredit the writer so much if not for him we wouldn't have Ganesh Gaitonde. All I would say is if you like reading novels read the novel first then watch the series otherwise you will get bored.