WRITING STYLE: 4/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5
There is seldom a debut author who strikes you as someone so brilliant that you vow to read each and every one of his future works. Thus, it is not always that you come across a writer as brilliant and as talented as the young M.H. Rahman. The last time I had the privilege of coming across one was when I read Delhi at Dark written by Ram Vignesh. Half Life was another big surprise element in my kitty of latest reads this year.
Half Life is about the story of a guy Parker Williamson who once had everything in life that one can ever hope for. But as fate would have it, Parker’s dad Stanford Williamson’s huge property got seized by his treacherous brother who had malicious and evil intentions of his own. Thus, Parker despite of being the sole heir to such a huge estate was rendered moneyless by his wicked uncle. Parker now grown up and educated vows to take revenge and win back the entire property which was seized by his uncle. During his quest, he meets Nyah and Rose, two ladies who will change the course of his life – one for good and the other for bad.
But Parker is unaware of the unseen dangers lurking in the corner. Who is after Parker’s life and property? Is Uncle George Williamson the only enemy he currently has? What role do Nyah and Rose have to play? Will Parker succeed in his dream of winning back his father’s lost property from the clutches of his evil uncle? What will happen to his love? Read about the interesting story of Parker and his love Nyah and wife Rose in this exciting new book today.
The author writes surprisingly well for a debut author and that too at just twenty three years of age. I liked the plot of the book. The way the various subplots came together and formed the complete picture in the end was just awesome. The narration style was also fast paced and quite interesting. To top it all, the characters too were equally amusing – some devious and conniving and some so adorable they will make your heart melt. The book has the most unanticipated end and unlike many other books written by debut authors, this one will keep you guessing right till the end. In addition to all the scheming-plotting, and the high paced action, the book has unexpected emotional twists at major turning points and that is something which makes Mr. Rahman one of my highly recommended debut authors.
So, my judgment – don’t go by the unappealing cover or the modest title for this is definitely the book you will want to add to your recent reads. I, thus, rate Half Life four out of five stars and recommend it to all my readers.