Saturday, 5 December 2015

BOOK REVIEW- Khel The Writings by Vishal Goswami

Book Name- Khel The Writing
Author-Vishal Goswami
Genre- Horror Fiction
Publisher-Frog Books
Price- ₹145/$6

Plot- The abandoned Haveli in Brahmdev, a hill station near Mumbai, is known amongst the local population to be haunted. People keep away from it. A group of youngsters decide to explore it and what follows is a horrifying reality they do not live to relate.

Sanya Sharma is an investigative journalist, with a shattered life and a grieving past. Having lost her husband and little daughter within a span of six months, her once perfect life is a distant dream. Depressed, unable to concentrate on work and barely paying attention to her ten-year-old son, she takes help in alcohol and regular visits to her psychiatrist.

Her boss gives her a final chance to save her job to investigate a mysterious death of 4 people at the haveli . What follows is a series of mysterious, eerie and horrifying events that Sanya cannot understand and finally with the help of a local police inspector turned friend, it draws upon her that the Haunted Haveli is not just small town RUMOURS but a reality that had turned on her. The evil that she encounters slowly affects everything around her and she knows that it will finally consume her.

But why? What were the deep, dark secrets of the Haveli’s past? What was the Nawab family’s past? Who is the old woman haunting her? What are the cards and what is the card game? How is such a horrifying situation merely a game and how is she to play it? Why do the writings on the cards come true and people die? She has to find a way to save herself and her son from the evil and the game of cards that makes everything come true. People around her are dying one by one making her wonder why she is spared. Will she play the final KHEL – The Writings – or will it be the evil that will end the game?

My Take on Book- The Author has done a superb job in describing the Haweli and all the weird things that happen with the characters, one can easily understand and imagine and that binds readers till the end.
Starting 2-4 chapters have fun fear energy horror deaths which makes perfect sence as this is a horror fiction.
Author has succeeded to chill our spines through his words.Author should have added more information about the Nawab Family.
Language is simple, easily understandable but have grammatical mistakes, character names are also misspelled at some pages which confuse readers.
Book Cover is relatable and gives the slight hint about story.
Overall its a 140+ pages easy one time read book, if you want to read a bollywood type horror story, you must give a chance to Khel.
You can grab your copy at Amazon or Flipkart or nearby book store.

Book Cover:- 3.5/5
Language:- 4/5
Character Justification:- 3.5/5
Final Rating:- 4/5

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