Miss Laila, Armed and dangerous – book review


Genre: Satire Fiction
Number of Pages: 216
Author: Manu Joseph


Story: 2.5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Captivating (On the scale of 5): 3.5/5
Overall: 3/5


  • Plot: A man is about to die in the debris of buildings that just collapsed because of the earthquake. The man urgently wants to talk about a car carrying a man and a woman and they should be stopped. His story is confusing everyone concerned with the security of the country and the other thing that is happening parallel to all this is the election and the ever-growing charm of the PM candidate Damodar Bhai.  
  • Why it should be read: For the satire.
  • Where it lacked: It is too political.
  • Verdict: he first thing about the book is that it starts on a great note. The plot of the book is amazing. Everything about the book is just making it a great read but after 20% of the completion of the book, the author starts to feed the readers’ minds with ‘Agenda’. I felt as if the author was trying to make up the mind of the readers in some way or another. I don’t know, many people will like it as well (particularly, if they support the ideology). Well, I am upset about the book because I wanted to read a fiction book but I was served something that was having a hidden agenda. For me, the story of the book was below average. I wanted to read this book because of the Netflix series I watched ‘Serious Men’ which was based on the book that was written by the same author. For me, this book was a disappointment.

Book Blurb: On the day that Hindu nationalists have won a spectacular election victory, a building collapses in Mumbai. The rescue operation finds a single survivor in the debris. The only person able to reach him is Akhila Iyer, a medical student who is also a notorious social media prankster. She finds him mumbling in delirium that two people are on their way to carry out a terror attack. Elsewhere, a young intelligence agent, Mukundan, is assigned to shadow the two terror suspects.

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