Charlatans is based on a fascinating premise about fake doctors who use the wealth of information available on the Internet to convincingly (and frighteningly!) pass off as professionals.
This book reads like the script of a popular Hindi movie. Convenient plot twists, some forced patriotism, some commentary on religion and politics, a silly romance, an even sillier breakup, a death, a murder...there's just too much crammed into 453 pages. The first few chapters do have some beautiful insights about life, though!
Minute, cynical observations of people and their ways
Delightful romance played out in love letters
Gone is such a disturbing mix of violence, cruelty, horror, and supernatural activity that I find it surprising that it is so popular with the target audience: young adults. Are children aged under fifteen really capable of such cruelty and lack of empathy? I'm no child expert, but I shudder at the thought of … Continue reading Book Review: Gone by Michael Grant