I was browsing flipkart for some popular books when an ad caught my attention:
India's answer to Dan Brown
"Nail Biting Suspense"
- Hindustan Times
decoding a murder has never been this interesting
Then I checked out the book called "The Shadow Throne" for which this much build-up was given. Reading books by new Indian authors is always a tricky thing and even known authors produce substandard quality material over the time.
However, this one had a rating of 4.1/5 out of 75 ratings. I was surprised because high rating with a lot of reviews is rare as in the case of Game of Thrones series or Millenium Trilogy. Then I came across this superb review:
Can you beat this? :D
So I continued browsing and checked out JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy. It had mixed reviews and I understood that plots such as these were not my thing anymore. Then I spotted something on the side pane which made me laugh. It was listed that "Engineering Thermodynamics by PK Nag" was most bought by customers who bought the “Casual Vacancy”. So the majority of online shoppers for this JKR book happened to be our own Engg crowd :D