02 July, 2014

#BookReview :: Lucifer's Lungi by Nitin Sawant

An atheist city-slicker unleashed on a medieval holy village...

A simpleton village priest's boy who blindly worships and guards a pantheon of Gods and Their traditions...

Strange things happen when their worlds collide!

This is a tale of that turmoil on a lonely night in a jungle, when the ghosts you never knew till a few hours ago are let loose on the ghosts that you always carried within, unknowingly.

Welcome to the unholy clash of beliefs, fears and frailties with unknown Gods and demons. A clash that will test your convictions. A clash that will rabidly claw and unmask your subconscious, leaving you naked and paralyzed in front of your demons - in a climax that is as ambiguous as it is certain...

Welcome to the madness of 'Lucifer's Lungi'... where What-You-See-Is-NOT-What-You-Get...

When I first heard the name of the book my reaction was WTH?! Yet it intrigued me. And once the book arrived, a small size of it and a cover that gives away nothing only piqued my interest further. Lucifer’s Lungi, by debut author Nitin Sawant, is a novella about the adventures of an atheist man who lands up in a village where superstitions are a way of life. The protagonist being a typical city boy takes on an adventurous journey closer into the nature. A simpleton villager, who happens to be the priest’s boy, guards the traditions of their holy Gods with great conviction. When the worlds of these two collide, we have a novella called Lucifer’s Lungi.

The author’s style of narration is amazing with a gripping quality. He takes a hold on his readers’ right from the beginning and takes them on this journey that forces you to question your beliefs. Being an atheist myself, what I liked about the book is that the author doesn’t try to force a faith on you. Instead he makes you question everything you think you know and see your own beliefs in a new light. Well narrated unique storyline and well portrayed handful of characters take you on for a ride of your life. I only have a small complaint and it is the fact that the author left too much to the reader’s imagination. I could have done with a bit more descriptions of the settings and places.

Overall, a fun read that will take only a couple of hours – and hours well spent!

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