WRITING STYLE: 4/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5
There are certain books which repulse you, certain books which stun you, certain books which make you fall in love with them and then there are certain books which leave you amazed. Dangerous Glitter is one such book which left me amazed.
From the look of it (yes! I know one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but well sometimes you just can’t help it) I expected it to be a mediocre read. But little did I know that I was in for a big surprise.
This book was absolutely stunning and extremely gorgeous. It redefines the word seduction for it lures the reader into its charms and traps him until he is done reading it completely.
The story revolves around three main characters – Rajesh, Mubarak and Kesuram, all of which have one thing in common; the ambition to make it big.
Hailing from different backgrounds and different states of India, they become bound by a common fate when they start doing business together.
The business that they do is of a dangerous glitter – Gold. The story starts when Rajesh chances upon an ancient treasure belonging to the kingdom of Madurai in times when it was ruled by the ferocious warrior queen Mangammal.
Fearing discovery and thus losing the treasure, Rajesh quickly establishes links and ways to dispose of the gold thus pulling Mubarak and ultimately Kesuram into the loop.
But by doing so, he ignores the warning that was written on the cave in which he discovered the treasure. That indicates that the treasure was a dangerous glitter and asking people to stay away from it.
So what will happen to the three of them? Does the warning mean anything, if yes, then what will eventually become of them? Will they be able to survive the curse which comes with the treasure?
To know this and much more, read this roller coaster of a book today!
The plot as already indicated is extremely well thought of and well-knit. It very skilfully connects the three characters and bounds them to a common fate.
Everything comes together beautifully in the end and that is something which deserves a big applause.
The characters are also interesting. The subplots though not very detailed add the necessary element of surprise to break the monotony of the main plot.
The element of history which takes the readers on and off into the 17th century is also an added bonus and makes the book all the more exciting.
I also enjoyed the end and the way the consequences of stealing the treasure plays out on Rajesh and the other main characters.
Dangerous Glitter makes for an excellent read and I must say that I will eagerly wait for the author’s next read. His writing is full of excitement and adventure with that perfect blend of mystery and thrill.
As a debut author, his writing is quite mature and that makes surely him an author to look out for. I thus rate the book four and a half out of five stars and recommend it to all my readers.