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.