Sunday, September 29, 2019

Shrilok Homeless - Book Review

Book Review

This book by Pika Nani is based on the similar lines as Conan Doyle's Sherlok Holmes 
but the cases are adapted to present day Mumbai.

Description :

No case is bizarre enough for detective Shrilok, a chaiwala with a penchant for deduction,
 disguises and drama, and his partner in crime, Rohan Doctor. Be it a hand turning up in a
 steel lunchbox, a stolen rose diamond reappearing in a vada pav, a selfie-scandal in 
Bollywood, the Red Signal League of blind beggars or the dogs of Bhaskarville disappearing 
into the fog, the duo is sure to nab the suspects. They crack ten thrilling cases, no problem,
 but will Shrilok be a match for his nemesis, Masterji, in his ultimate encounter?"

Review :

This book is a short collection of 10 detective cases divided into short stories. The writing 
style of the author is simple and lucid. The characters are well created.

Overall it is a good book to introduce to detective series to young children. I have read her
 Shrilok Homeless Volume 2 and I quite enjoyed reading the book.  I must say that I wasn't disappointed reading this book either. It is a very quick and easy read. You can read it in one 
day. It is appropriate for kids 11 years and above.

About the Author :

Pika Nani is the author of 'The Adventures of Shrilok Homeless' (2017, Penguin Random House) and 'Little Indians' - Stories from across the country' (2013, Tulika books)
'Pika Nani' is a pen name from the writer's childhood.

Rating : 4/5

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  1. A detective story with an Indian setting! Love the idea of a Sherlock Holmes in India! I will read this for sure! Great review Simrit!

  2. I simply loved the review; it tempted me to pick this one up soon !


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