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January 18, 2012

‘Vimana’ a good SciFi read

Filed under: Books Related / Reviews — Suramya @ 3:46 PM

Its been a while since I last reviewed a book, guess I have just been busy. However I just finished reading Vimana by Mainak Dhar and really liked it. As some of you know, I don’t usually like reading books by most of the famous indian Authors. Before you get upset, its not because I think that Indian authors are bad, just that the topics most of them write about are of absolutely no interest to me. There are some notable exceptions to this like Ashok Banker (author of the Ramayan series), Amish Tripathi (wrote the Shiva trilogy). Now I have another author to add to the list of authors I like: Mainak Dhar.

The premise behind the book is quite simple, the myths we have about Gods fighting in their flying Vimans are true and based on aliens with advanced technology fighting on earth and one boy gets dragged into the fight because he literally stumbled into it.

The story is quite fast paced and is very light reading, there are not too many plot themes to keep track of, but that just makes the book fun to read. Since there are not too many plotlines at times the story gets a bit predictible but the fast pace keeps it from getting boring.

The love interest of the main character could have been left out but it didn’t get too bad.

In all I would recommend the book to others, Actually this would also be a good book for kids as well. Though for that I am basing the criteria on my reading habits which was considered quite advanced and not normal 🙂 (I was reading Michael Crichton, L Ron Hubbard etc in 7th & 8th class. )

As an side note, This entry was typed in flight on the way to Mumbai using my new keyboard for the Galaxy Tablet. Now that I have this keyboard, I really don’t need a laptop as I can do everything on the tablet. Except maybe code but that isn’t that big an issue as so far I haven’t needed to code on a flight. Plus its a lot more compact than a laptop. 🙂

Well this is all for now. Will post more later. 

– Suramya

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