Saturday, July 27, 2019

2589 : Reading list 2019 : #26 : Leila by Prayaag Akbar

I was reading the book as I was watching the series. The book and the series diverge quite a bit. And I must honestly say, the screenplay and onscreen writing are much more taut.

The book ambles along - never hooks you in. Writing is great, but you never fully feel the dystopia - as in you never take a recoil.

So the plot's inner conscience is lost somewhere. Maybe the Hindi version pulls the punches, and bloody blimey, I cannot read or comprehend Hindi as well as I do with English.

Overall a good read.

On a scale of 10, this is a 7.

Image from Allen and Unwin. & Livemint

At 272 pages brings my 2019 total to 4573 pages.

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