Book Name- Never Again: Tale of A Stranded Legend
Author- Shreyan Laha
Publisher- Dream House ublications
Genre- Historical Fiction
One terrorist organisation, seven lives, two nations... Everything revolves around a charcoal smeared diary titled "The Stranded Legend" in which Nazi soldier Kasper Hartmann claimed that he once visited India during the World War 2.
But... in the current times of corrupt and anti-national politics, a common man possessing such a controversial diary is no less than a danger. There has to be someone who would seek to eliminate the truth...
Never Again reveals about the legend of a Nazi soldier and a labyrinth of current-day shocking conspiracies which opens up one after another. Never Again reveals about the legend of a Nazi soldier and a labyrinth of current-day shocking conspiracies which opens up one after another.
REVIEW- NEVER AGAIN is historical fiction authored by Shreyan Laha. It is one of the interesting historical fiction by an Indian author.
Book Title and Cover- Book Title is suitable with content in the book. Book Cover catches attention of the readers. Blurb is interesting and builds curiosity. All in all first impression of the book is good and forces readers to read the book.
Language and Narration- Language of the book is simple yet inviting. Use of few german words is appropriate. Narration of the book is decent. One liners in the book are worth noting.
Characterization- All the characters are properly justified as per demand of the book. I liked the character Kasper, it was beautifully moulded from an introvert to the brutal soldier.
Storyline and Plot- Story revolves around the dairy 'Stranded Legend'. Author successfully managed the Past and Present scenes. Questions raised in the first few chapters of the book are answered in the later part with twists and turns. Overall the plot was engaging and story ends with twists and turns.
Drawbacks- There are few editing mistakes along with punctuation mistake. Few spelling mistakes in the book spoils the reading.
Book Title and Cover- 4/5
Language and Narration- 4/5
Storyline and Plot- 3/5
Final Rating- 3.5/5
Overall Never Again is one of the few historical fiction by an Indian Author which serves unique storyline. Must read for historical fiction lovers.