I’ve been a huge fan of mythological fiction ever since I came across this genre. They have some deep meaning and they engrave different possibilities of all kinds. They make me want to explore all the nuances involved so that I can learn about ancient people, epics, wars, and cultures.
This book is a retelling of Mahabharata as narrated by Lord Krishna himself. The symbolization of Vishnu in the form of a narrator marks a very good beginning to the book. And the author has justified the things thoroughly with the help of witty writing style along with contemporary storytelling. The writing style incorporated is very good along with a nonchalant flow of narrative that makes it quite compelling and easy to finish it quickly. Also, the presentation of each minor detail in a vague manner makes the pace quite good.
Mithilesh’s ‘Supercop of Aryavrat’ felt like an autobiography, told by the Lord himself as he reminisces the various instruments and instances of his past life. The greatest testimonial proof and embodiment is the great war of Mahabharata. The insurmountable level of the scale of this war spans over the whole world itself. No wonder it’s been called the greatest battle of all time, the greatest of epics.
The only drawback I felt was the inconsistency of the facts written here. I felt the writer modified & used them as per his own whim without paying many deeds to the actual reality of what happened exactly in the past. So I felt the overall portrayal was a tad bit biased.
Additionally, Lord Krishna and other great warriors have been portrayed a bit sexually in the form of perverted beings which kind of irked me and it kind of irked me.
Do I recommend this book?
Overall, it was quite an interesting read and can be read once.
My Rating: 3/5 stars
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