Author – Kiran Nagarkar
Publisher – HarperPerennial
Seven Sixes are Forty Three by Kiran Nagarkar- Review
To portray the deepest human emotions is the toughest job for a writer. Kiran Nagarkar proved to be the master of art through book 7643.
The plot unravels with a suicide. The first chapter sets a deep impact of a mystery thriller but later transforms into literary fiction. The story of Kushank Purandare will stay with the readers forever. The pain of reality is sure to mark the name of the author in golden letters in the history of literature.
The book and the characters are above time and demographics. The relationships and how they develop are relatable in any era. The volatile narration hooks the readers to the book. It is brutally honest and painfully soothing. Characterization is the highlight of the book. Each character is crafted such that authenticity is preserved throughout.
The plot is unconventional and classic. It takes us through different incidents and experiences in the life of Kushan. How he deals with different situations differently makes the book a quintessential literary fiction and the detailed analysis of the book makes it more or less philosophical fiction.
The book is definitely not an easy read. One should take time to actually sit down and read the book.
Scenario: 4.5 /5
Narration: 4.5 /5
Entertainment Quotient: 4.5/5