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August 27, 2013

Book Review - 130 : Here Sat a Keymaker

Author : Makarand Lohire
Publisher : Srishti Publishers & Distributors

Here Sat a Key Maker...Of Friendship, Love, Hate and Men grapples with different characters from various strata of society and attempts to provide a realistic version of their complicated lives. It is the story of Javed, Shashank and Preity whose simple lives are provided impetus by poverty, love and ambition. Set against the background of Mumbai, can a poor boy dream of a life with his love? Does the lure of the money drive one to betray one's own? Will fate be kind enough to fulfill their wishes? 

Problem is the narrative is hardly seamless and the Hinglish tone adopted by the author along with cheesy lines is gyrating on the nerves. There is hardly any character development and most of the dialogues have a laboured feel towards it. The author makes a sincere effort in providing a real setting for these characters to flourish but their intentions most of the time is confusing as the story progresses and their motivations flounders.

Story of a key-maker excited me initially but it was soon fizzled out because the tone is preachy and immature. On top of it, instead of going for a straight narrative, the author over uses flashback device that it loses its novelty and the end will leave you confounded completely. Only thing which you can appreciate after reading the book is the sincerity with which author has attempted this one.

I am going with 1.5/5 for Makarand Lohire's 'Here sat a Key Maker'. Even if low brow mass fiction is your style, there are still very little chance you will like this book.

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