Monday, June 18, 2012

Scammed - The Confessions of a Confused Accountant

I begin this review by confessing to the reader I am not used to reading novels of the sort I am about to describe to you today. Scammed to me has every spice to make a 'chatpata bollywood dish.' It certainly has the pace as the pages rush through your every fantasy from seeing your boss' face when you offer him the choice of red and blue capsules both of which bear the message that you are leaving him behind to bite the dust, to getting to make out with that hot chick back from your school that you used secretly to make out with, in the castles of your mind. All of this can't come without the money of course, which by the way is going to rain down on you faster than you can count.

Scammed is a book that talks about the story of Hitesh Shah, an accountant who was being handed out the leftovers despite bringing the dinner to the table. His frustration from the treatment meted out to him encourages him to venture into newer pastures. It is often said that a known devil is better than an unknown angel. Hitesh in his express ride to the top finds that there are more than a few bumps along the way that threaten to derail him and send tumbling down to the abyss.

Scammed is a book that thrives on connecting with its readers on the things that we talk about with our friends or things we conjure up when we lie down on the fluffy cloud at the night to heal us from the strains of the day. Welcome Bollywood! Cunning and menacing enemies, the wild media frenzy that seeped down to our daily routines, backstabbing 'friends' all have a role to play in adding twists and turns to the 'making it big game'

The author Hitesh Shah

You will find yourself rooting for the hero as he appeals to certain basic similarities of nature that you identify with yourself. The Chinese often say, ''Be careful what you wish for, for you just might get it'' , well the book adds an addendum to the quote by telling you that it's going to be one crazy ride, so enjoy it while it lasts.

Contributed by Nikhil Mallikarjun