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Waterboarding – Book Review

Title: Waterboarding
Author: Bragadeesh Prasanna
No. of Pages: 292
Genre: Fiction – Romance

Waterboarding is the second Novel by Bragadeesh Prasanna. His first novel 300 days came as a surprise to me because I read it without much expectation and the characters still linger in my head very profoundly. Such is the detailing he gives to his characters who would stay in your memories forever. You might have come across some of them in your life. Choosing his characters one among us is what I loved in his previous novel and with so much expectation I got Waterboarding on the day of Book launch.

Ved meets with a terrible accident and when he wakes up he realises that he has lost parts of his memory. He could remember few of his friends and his parents but nothing more. Sara one of his friends tries to help him recollect his memory but Why is she doing that? Who is that mysterious Maya and why no one seems to know about her? Well, read the novel to find these answers for yourself.

What works for me in this novel is the narrative style and the Author chose to narrate the story with three different perspectives of the three major characters, which takes place at different timelines. Such a difficult style of narration and there are chances the reader might get confused but the Author brilliantly connects every dots and makes us get glued to the book from start to end.

Few small characters really came as a surprise to me because I felt like I know them, especially the Doctor character. The book didn’t get too technical nor too cheesy but it stood to a point where it tried to focus on the Romance and the psychological effects of an accident. I personally don’t find any flaws in the book.

Do I recommend this book? I absolutely do and am really waiting to read more of his works in the future. Do pick up this book and Thank me later.

A request: Knowing the Author personally to an extent and reading his blogs regularly for a while now, it would really be great if the Author writes a novel in Tamil. Hoping that he would read my blog post and the message would reach him.

Happy Reading 🙂

A Salesperson by profession. I write about Movies, TV Shows, and Books. I plan to write and publish every week but often I give reasons to not write. Finding my way through exploring writing something else away from my comfort zone.


Bragadeesh Prasanna
November 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Thank you so much for this review Pratip. Encourages me to write more. Particularly in Tamil.

Thanks a ton.

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