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Book review: Power Play — The Game Is On

A corporate thriller that revolves around the fate of a domestic cricket team in the Indian Gamers’ League (IGL), is what best describes author Parinda Joshi’s second novel, Power Play — The Game Is On.

india Updated: Aug 21, 2013 01:14 IST
Sahil Magoo

A corporate thriller that revolves around the fate of a domestic cricket team in the Indian Gamers’ League (IGL), is what best describes author Parinda Joshi’s second novel, Power Play — The Game Is On.

Set in Ahmedabad, the story unravels from the point of view of two main characters: Vivek Grewal — the youngest vice president of a consulting firm and an ardent lover of the sport, and Keya Singhal, who is a part of the marketing team of Ahmedabad Rangers.

The team’s poor performance and financial woes help Vivek come up with an acquisition proposal in order to reform the present situation. The plan then leads to a deal between the Rangers team and Harsh — a Bangalore based billionaire, who will invest the muchneeded money. In the process, Vivek and Keya, who didn’t start on a good note, get closely acquainted with time. Complications arise when the deal goes ugly and what follows is a desperate attempt by Vivek to save the agreement.

The book is not divided in chapters but in overs, and after the quota of 20 overs is complete, there are two ‘super-overs’ where all the action unfolds. The language is simple and the author has given special emphasis on minute details, making it more comprehensive for the readers.

Author: Parinda Joshi
Price: Rs 250
Publisher: Fingerprint