Book: The Sun Shines Down
About The Author: Sankha Ghosh is a banker by day and writer by night. Starting off as an environmental activist with an international foundation, he eventually got into the exciting industry of banking. An avid observer, an alternate thinker, and strictly opinionated, his writings have been published in several and international blogs.
About The Book: In the book, The Sun Shines Down, Shreya Basu is a kind of politician India has hardly ever witnessed and that too from a political party that has been suffering from an existential crisis for the last few years. With impeccable beauty and excellent oratory skill, Shreya Basu’s shot to fame is no less than a fairy tale. But now she wishes to contest the election with a powerful incumbent government at their own bastion.
But little did she know about the dirty islands of this murky game of politics. And, in this topsy-turvy ride to power, she came across the enigmatic Hector Fernandez. Obscured by thousands of unanswered questions, Hector Fernandez is haunted by the ghosts of his past. And, to put them to rest, he wants one single thing. Vengeance. And, when Shreya’s seamless ambition to acquire power meets Hector’s hate-filled stigma of retribution, it wreaks war.
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Unmasking the gloomy secrets all the way from the manipulative political lobbyists to the leaden secrets of media mafia, from the shady by-lanes of Mumbai to the precarious land of Balochistan – the duo challenges the power-barons inviting the threats they barely anticipated to come their way. But even the duo’s infallible tactics may not be enough to save their goals, or themselves, from succumbing to their nemesis.
Review: The cover of the book The Sun Shines Down is very attractive and eye-catching. The title of the book urged me to buy the book and read it. But I was very happy to get a review copy from the author itself and the book has not disappointed me.
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There were two parallel stories that were going on but the author had written so beautifully that as a reader no one gets confused. All the character was written perfectly. I loved Shreya Basu’s character. She was an independent, strong, and confident woman portrayed by the author.
The Sun Shines Down is a book with flawless narration that one can complete the book at one stretch. It clearly shows the true part of India. The scams, Elections politics, Media’s importance everything appeared to me as real. Some parts of the book were confusing and lengthy but the plot of the book was so interesting that one can forget the boring part and enjoy the book.
The last part of The Sun Shines Down was very interesting which was the highlight of the book. The reality of women politicians is true to some extent. Their victory always goes through lust. Overall a nice and enjoyable read and I truly appreciate Author’s imagination and writing style. I would recommend all those who have an interest in politics and would love to read scams, dirty politics. All the best Sankha for an interesting read.
Verdict: ☆☆☆☆A crisp Plot with a gripping tale that will hook you till the end. If you are a politics lover then a must-read book.
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