Friday, October 17, 2014

Lucifer's Lungi by Nitin Sawant


Lucifer's Lungi
by 
Nitin Sawant





The Blurb
 An atheist city-slicker unleashed on a medieval holy village...


A simpleton village priest's boy who blindly worships and guards a pantheon of Gods and Their traditions...


Strange things happen when their worlds collide!


This is a tale of that turmoil on a lonely night in a jungle, when the ghosts you never knew till a few hours ago are let loose on the ghosts that you always carried within, unknowingly.


Welcome to the unholy clash of beliefs, fears and frailties with unknown Gods and demons. A clash that will test your convictions. A clash that will rabidly claw and unmask your subconscious, leaving you naked and paralyzed in front of your demons - in a climax that is as ambiguous as it is certain...



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Review 

This was one of the most hilarious horror narrative I have read after a long time. Think like the SCREAM series I suppose, in want of a better example. The story line is simple, as should be for such a short read. 

An IT guy, make it the boring and bored kind, who finds his respite in the weekends. He just packs and goes to sight see. How I envy him his freedom :( So this time he landed up in a godforsaken or should I say the battle ground of the Demons and Gods. For a guy, who is brought up to replace the traditions with science, he finds the village practices difficult to follow. This leads to error after another and he unknowingly breaks many a rules of religious fanatism.

A serious subject,but when told in such a meaningful way makes an impact. A few chuckles and many a unladylike snorts, I come to a total standstill with the appearance of Lucifer's army. :D Who the hell can think like this? I literally did not know whether to laugh or gape at the ingenuity of the author.

How deep rooted is our religious fanatism? Frankly speaking, even a partial worshipper and 'when in trouble, pray to the lord kind'  wait for Goddess Laxmi's wrath to fall on my head if I put my leg on any paper. It is instinctive. Ingrained. While I was totally prepared for the Author to mock at all the religious dogmas, I certainly was not prepared for the Lucifers's army. That was HILARIOUS.. A RIOT.

Even for our western readers, who are not familiar with the word Lungi. According to Wiki dear, "The lungi (/luŋɡi/), also known as a sarong, is a traditional garment worn around the waist in Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Brunei, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, the Horn of Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula. It is particularly popular in regions where the heat and humidity create an unpleasant climate for trousers." 

So you can see from above, that it covers quite a big area :D So, don't let this word deter you from picking up this book. Not only is this apt for the story but methinks it is also the drawing factor. Our dear Lucifer, the fallen archangel in Lungi. Can you really resist that?

I must write a few words on the author's style of writing. He knows how to use punch lines to the T. The timings are perfect. The well placed innuendos and his keen observation is really worth mentioning. Being married to a Tamilan, I had never thought of the rice layers! :O It is so bloody true! 

If I, personally found a point which might be considered as a weak point in this short read it the colloquialism in the style of writing. Those who are not into learning about other cultures might feel the trudge. But for those who are willing to visit those parts of India, rarely touched, this is a treasure. 

Will I recommend this book : A must read. Aspirin for a headache and will make you laugh like a shit.. oops not my fault... blame it on the author. :D









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Fablery Publications is a contemporary publishing start-up based in Bangalore. At Fablery, our focus is on bringing out books that are more in tune with the current reading habits. Our present portfolio includes a psycho-thriller novella “Lucifer’s Lungi”, two graphic novels “Subbu’s Code” and “Ka Kaa” to be launched at Bangalore Comic Con, along with a book adaptation of a National Award winning movie “Ri” and an anthology of historical fiction “Once Upon A Time”.


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1 comment:

  1. Don't know about the book, but reading your review of Lucifer's Lungi is quite howlarious! It sure makes me want to pick up that book now :)

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