A Flawed God by Arjun Shekhar
A corporate junkie looks at characters around him in the office. Reads a few books. And makes a list of ingredients that he needs to put in his story and writes a book called A Flawed God. This is one of the worst books that I have read. Mixing fantasy with reality, no defined characters, random events, a forced love scene in the middle of a crisis situation. A hero like fighting by the protagonist and a secret collective, which actually does not exist. Either the author is too smart and is making a statement to his colleagues around him. Or he is too naïve to write such a Hoch poch story. He is ambitious is putting forth a highly imaginative way to manage organizations. But he is as far from both the reality and the details as he can be.
The last chapter is the only saving grace of the whole book that seems to have been written at peace and from the heart. Everything else is a brainwork using set formulas. And an immature attempt to write a bestseller.
If the writing is bad, editing is even worse. You cannot make out if the character called Masoom is a male or female as somewhere they refer the character as him and sometimes her. A politician negotiates for his eye treatment along with crores. And asks for a first class ticket to go from Delhi (or the outskirts of it) to Delhi. Or was that funny and I did not get the point? Looks like the editor never wanted to work on this book. But was forced to and hence left these unpardonable mistakes.
Read A Flawed God it if you want to punish yourself.