WRITING STYLE: 3/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5
Empty Wallet starts with a sudden announcement that leaves the workspace in chaos. Ezhil Kumaran silently leaves the site where he had spent countless days and nights deep in work. After calling in a favour, he sits on a plane and drifts to his unforeseen future and his seen past.
Thus, the plot opens at an interesting angle and proceeds with equal enthusiasm. The readers are recounted Ezhil’s journey through various ups and downs, success and failures, achievements and losses. It describes his wallet from being bare to being filled to the brink to the ultimate application of the balm it lacked.
Basically, it explains the reasons behind the person he had become and then, we follow his next steps from the lessons he learned from the complete experience.
Empty Wallet has a pleasant story, however, the blurb did promise a lot but not much was achieved throughout the book. There was no insufficiency of drama but I couldn’t catch on the blurb’s promise of a corporate thriller. It felt more or less like a corporate drama I have heard or read earlier yet it didn’t even ignite a sense of inspiration as the other tales did.
Moreover, the characters within the book lacked a strong background and persona. I couldn’t comprehend some of their decisions because of this reason. Another reason behind my incomprehension was the deficiency of details in certain subplots within the book.
It actually felt like the author, after a point, wanted to end the story soon… mentioning and then, skipping through many significant moments in the storyline. And, the days after Ezhil’s return to his homeland seemed to bring him back all the things that he had lost over time; at least, almost all of them.
It was more like a fairy tale how all his problems were sorted like puzzle pieces clicking into place and, that too, within such a short period of time!
Overall, Empty Wallet is a simple book narrated in simple words of simple actions leading to a simple culmination.
It was a satisfactory attempt at a corporate drama and had a pleasant ending. But, personally, I didn’t find any extraordinary element within the storyline.
Will I recommend it to other readers?
Yes, if a reader is interested in Corporate World drama.
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