Book Review: The Company Red – Shantanu Dhar

After gaping with an open mouth at the fan-following that Twilight Series garnered, I had lost appetite for any vampire book/movie. But then it is foolish to blame one pathetic movie and avoid a full genre. Added to that, many positive reviews of The Company Red by Shantanu Dhar compelled me to buy the book. And I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

The book starts following the abysmal life that the protagonist Ardhendu Bose leads, and the fabulous turn-around his life takes when he joins one of the biggest life sciences company – RED. From a rat at the far-end of the pack, he soon emerges as the leader of the race. But in any such scenario there is always a ‘But’. The twist, how it effects Mr. Bose and where do the vampires fit in – these things make up rest of the story.

This thriller is quite fast-paced and makes for an interesting read. It seems obvious from the start that the book has been written keeping in mind that one day a movie would be made based on this book and proof is available on the book-cover where it says the book will soon be a movie. The plot is very simple, the book keeps moving ahead at break-neck speed full with complete filmi scenes.

All-in-all a perfect read for a lazy afternoon.

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6 Responses to “Book Review: The Company Red – Shantanu Dhar”


  1. 1 Jaydeep Shetty October 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Crap Book! Wasted my money on it!

    • 2 ranjan October 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

      Shantanu, do the world a favour and don’t write a sequel. At least you will have contributed to saving some trees

  2. 3 Pratham August 19, 2012 at 7:23 am

    really fucked up book…………….mr.dhar please dont show everyone that u r like any other third grade bollywood director copying stuff from popular hollywood movies ….god bless mr.kaushik who is making a movie on this bullshit novel…………..mr.kaushik after looking at the results of ur last directorial ventures i think u r on the way to bankruptcy cause this is gonna be a shitty movie based on a shitty novel

  3. 4 Debjani August 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    First part of the novel is ok …but turned out to be something else later…..i think too many ideas were captured…like a middle class guy struggling to fulfill his dreams, vampires…..could have been better

  4. 5 Cool vibh August 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Surely , Twilight is a much better book..

  5. 6 Mahesh October 11, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    It realy getable


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