Book Review: Confused Bastards - Manav Vigg

Confused Bastards by Manav Vigg is a story of identity, love, jealousy, and events that eventually flows into the most problematic human aspirations. You will notice, in fact, a certain rigor in the systematic narrative and a pragmatic rationality even in the description of feelings.

Aakash Srivastava, an eloped son of an IAS Officer, Jai Chaddha, a busy telecom sector employee, who falls in love with Sneha and Vivek Sharma, a god fearing recently divorced Investment Banker are for the most part typical in their behaviour.

Struggling with their individual internal conflicts as well as the pitiless world outside, they come to a decision to demonstrate the globe their true potential. They turn out to be the voice of the country by opening up an online podium where individuals can upload forthright, impenitent videos, venting out their anguish against persons, affairs of state, bosses, lovers, taboos, or just in relation to no matter which.

The platform spreads like an untamed inferno other than when has fire doused without burning a few and finally the website has to be closed down as the three friends comes to a position, where the same platform threatens to burn them inside out!

The book will manage to capture you because it can be understood with a lightness that, does not fall for the obvious, but also has the grace that manages to characterize the bastards, who feel immediately familiar. At the same time the pace of the narrative is lively and agile with a flowing style.

These ingredients, together with the adventurous character of the story, make it suitable for readers who can easily be caught by the vicissitudes of life. The setting is also full of charm that drags the reader on a distant society, but which is colourful as well as fraught with danger. For what is striking is precisely the meeting, of the three boys.

Still, the pen of the author is deeply respectful of all reality, and does not yield to the judgment but it is as light as a smile, giving way to the reader to breathe an atmosphere of tolerance, unity and, ultimately justice. Needless to emphasize the book is beautiful and meaningful, that enhances the value of integration and resources of multiculturalism, with the choice of protagonists of three different spheres.

It is a meticulous writing with the madness running through the society like an intoxicating drug in the veins that generate a visual picture with a strong impact. The collective loss of reason, the undulating movement of the masses seems to inspire this narrative.

The characters run around the days confirming this supposition, that turn out insinuating, intrusive, that leads to some unwelcome and disturbing events where the concept of democracy is given to overcome, the state is a master who holds the leash on the population, especially its most powerful members.

The story is fluid, smooth, and the descriptions are punctual and never virtuosic and, as I said earlier, it’s extremely precise in the expressive power. The novel gives rise to many questions, and from which, we must feel implicated.

Publisher: Srishti Publishers ○ Published: 27 September 2016 ○ ISBN-13: 978-9382665779 ○ Language: English ○ Binding: Paperback ○ Pages: 224