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May 19th, 2019

Book Critique - Sacred Games

Stars: 4 / 5

Recommendation: Readers travel through a web of murder, mystery, politics, cops and dons and above all national security. Despite it's lengthy read, it does keep the reader gripped to it in every chapter.

Sacred Games is the third novel by Vikram Chandra published in January of 2006. The primary plot-line revolves around a Sikh police inspector, Sartaj Singh, who was introduced first in the 1997 book Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories, and the local don Ganesh Gaitonde.

I bought my book at a book sale, and the only reason I had bought it was because it's written by an Indian author - my birth country - some two years ago. But, I hadn't got around to read it since then, considering the 900+ pages in there. However in 2018, Netflix made the first original web series based on this novel. 

Although the book was a mediocre success, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kahsyap, with a star cast of talented actors the likes of Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte, it definitely had garnered a lot of attention and audience. And I like to read the book first before watching the TV show or play or movie that it is based on. So, finally here's my review.

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