Sunday, 11 December 2016

Book Review: The Bogus Read by Divyamaan

The Bogus Read - Book Cover

Book Name: The Bogus Read 

Author: Divyamaan 

Publisher: Frog Books 

Price: Rs. 295 


In a galaxy far, far away from Earth there were two countries. India and Pakistan. Both countries somehow remained in a perennial state of conflict since their independence. After getting its shameless ass kicked thrice by India, Pakistan has now come up with the ultimate conspiracy - attack the minds of the Indian masses and capture the nation. In a partially successful attempt, it captures some portion of India. The Indian Government, led by its highly patriotic PM, Narendar Mody and His Royal Highness, Arnub Gooswamy, takes charge of the situation and comes up with a master plan of defeating Pakistan, using some of India's most potent weapons - corruption, political-hooliganism and annoying celebrities. They are supported by five engineering students who, inspite of their otherwise mundane lives, get embroiled in the mess. They set themselves on a perilous journey only to discover how deep the whole conspiracy is and how dangerous are the brains behind it. Will they succeed in revealing the conspiracy to the Army? Will the lost territories be recaptured by India? To find out read 'The Bogus Read', an illogically-logical take on Indian politics, mainstream media, cinema and the television industry. 


I have read somewhere that it is really easy to make someone cry but very difficult to make someone laugh. I must say Divyamaan, the author of The Bogus Read is really gifted person. The book is amazing. A smile will be glued on to your face throughout the reading session. It is hilarious. 

The story begins with a prologue that dates back to ths year 1999 and you wonder why it is mentioned. As you read on, you'll know the answer. Each page in this story is a laughter dose. The narration is in third person narrative and is done exceptionally well. The witty dialogues with a pinch of sarcasm and adequate humour makes The Bogus Read an amusing read. I liked the layout and typesetting of this novel. 

  • The five boys and their love for counterstrike tournament. 
  • The mosquito attack. 
  • The Nation wants to know sessions. 
  • The clippings of Pakistan newspaper. 
  • And many others. (Mentioning them here would make this review a spoiler.) 

The Bogus Read is one in million kind book. It cannot be missed. Its a page turner. Book your copies on Amazon now. 

I rate: 
Cover: 3/5 
Characters: 4/5 
Story: 4.5/5 

I rate 'The Bogus Read' with 5/5 stars.

You can buy your copies on Amazon.

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