The Redeemers by Suresh Taneja

The very subject of this book seemed fascinating to me. India has been a home to the problems of corruption and malpractices. These issues have become rampant and deeply ingrained in our culture. The redeemers is a story of how a few young friends embark on a journey to liberate the country from the clutches of these problems. At the heart of it, it is a story of hope .

The protagonists fight from their heart and soul while facing the rage of corrupt souls and dealing with devils. And, they win over them in a delightful fashion. Eventually, it takes 20 years for the country to get the status of what USA enjoys now. The countrymen enjoy the lawful lives and feel proud as they take some time out meet and look back at how these events took place.

The Redeemers by Suresh TanejaTaneja has taken up a sensitive topic. It is brave of him to do so. The use of real events, in the story is a subtle attempt at trying to make it sound realistic. Despite all this the story goes irrational at times. The whole country trusting a bunch of youngsters and a TV reporter, seems kiddish and laughable. The characters however have depth within them. G4 has been excellently sketched.

The author has used a highly exaggerated plot to make an impact, to fast track the process of reader’s thinking time frame. But the issue is that the plot in itself is a little too much to digest. It may be so that the writing covers up for most of it, but still this fundamental flaw of over-reaching takes something away from the novel.

The constant use of acronymns like G3, G4, G6 etc. gets irritating at times.It would have been better, had the story also dealt with some moments of the G4 where they actually failed, or did not succeed as per expectations. This would only make the story more real.

Despite all this the book is still a good read. Suresh Taneja is a promising author and I wish to read more from him. 

Bytes and Banter Verdict :  A Good Read  -  3/5


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