- Book details
- About the book
- Why I picked this book
- What I liked about this book
- What I disliked about this book
- My rating
I received a review copy of this book from Rizwan Khan of Rupa Publications. Thank you, Rizwan, for having faith in me when I felt the lowest in my book blogging journey.
About the book
The Fixer is the story of Neil Upadhyay, a once-revered cricketer who has now lost all his fame and reputation and reduced to a mere commoner with famous relatives. His skills and achievements are undermined by his own family; his opportunities are viewed as favors by his influential family.
The story is a chronicle of Neil’s battles with his family, with far less qualified people who consider him a nobody, and his own principles on his journey to redemption. The central plot deals with match fixing and how much of a price Neil is willing to pay to get back his glory. You can read the full blurb on Goodreads.
Why I picked this book
I am as much of a mystery junkie as I am for romance. And every once in a while, I look for a good mystery to read because, in my opinion, they are the best solution to a reading slump. My number one reason to pick this book was its blurb, because it sounded like a promising solution to my reading slump.
What I liked about this book
That it stayed 100 percent true to my expectations. I am so grateful that this book delivered what it promised because I really wasn’t looking forward to struggle with finishing a book that I had no interest in reading.
The story is quick and very well-written, and not very predictable. Definitely a page turner with good character development. The characters are multi-dimensional, which is something that I really loved; only black and white characters seem like such an injustice to the multi-faceted human personality. The other thing I liked was that even though the central plot is based on cricket, somebody with little to no knowledge of cricket can read it too. Thumbs up for being refreshing and readable!
What I disliked about this book
That it has too many characters and there is no proper introduction to the characters. It took me a while to figure out who was who and how they were related to each other. That said, this is not something that can put off the reader.
The views expressed in this review are my own and uninfluenced by anything other than the book.