Thursday, 3 November 2016

#BookReview ; 03:02 by Mainak Dhar

At 03:02 on a Sunday morning, the world as we knew it came to an end. 
Mumbai suddenly went black — no electricity, no phones, no internet and no working cars. It was as if someone had turned off the master switch of our civilization, turning us back hundreds of years overnight. We learned that it was not just Mumbai, but much of the world that had been impacted. 
We also learned that it was no accident. A deadly enemy was behind it. An enemy that was now in our midst, seeking to conquer us and destroy our way of life. This is how our war for freedom began. A war that was to be waged not on the borders or by the Army, but in our homes and streets, with us as the soldiers. 
This is our story. 

03:02 is a thriller science fiction dystopia written by Mainak Dhar. A graduate from IIM Ahemdabad, he has spent two decades in the corporate sector. A self described cubicle dweller by day & writer by night, he has written more than a dozen books some of them have been bestsellers in India as well as abroad. His books have also been translated into many different languages. Currently he lives in Mumbai with his wife & son.

The story starts with our protagonist Aditya being promoted to the post of Vice President for which he has been working very hard at the firm. Feeling euphoric he partied along with his colleagues till late at night but unfortunately the he couldn’t experience his new job profile as he woke up he realises that the whole city of Mumbai has lost power but for some weird reason the airport was brightly lit. As time passed, our protagonist along with other citizens realised that its not just the electricity that’s not available but also all other devices which uses electricity or some kind of chip has also stopped working. As the story unravels we learn that its not just some random event but a planned attack & the only ones who can help them are themselves. This story is about how sometimes the citizens need to take charge & stop depending on others, its time to fight a common enemy & hiding is not an option. Read the book to know more.

I’ll start with the plot which is truly mind blowing, the story in whole is extremely well written & keeps up the pace which is quite important in a story like this. Though there are some parts which could’ve been trimmed so that those parts which seem a bit loose could’ve been omitted which honestly I expected from an author who has written so many books. The language is easy to comprehend & relate with. I liked the cover very much especially the soldier’s pic, also the title have been chosen very wisely it shows out of the box thinking. In all this book shouldn’t be missed.  

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