Book Title – The Serpents of Kanakapuram
Author – Sudeepa Nair
Publisher – Notion Press
The story takes place mostly in and around a laid back countryside and the author chooses to start with laid-back narration in first person. Thus the story unfolds at the pace of the opening of rose petals, and as a reader, I was not sure how it would proceed.
Since the story is set in God’s Own Country, Kerala, and the author being blessed with great vocabulary, I could visualize the natural beauty and nature’s fury in the opening chapter.
The introduction of the main characters takes its own sweet time but once an element of mystery is introduced, I was hooked. If the reader is not expecting a thriller, she would love how the mystery unfolds with some twists and turns.
However I felt that the ending was rushed. All in all, a good read from Sudeepa Nair. Yatindra Tawde