September 16 2013

The Redeemers


I thank Suresh Taneja, for contacting me and sending me copy of his latest book “The Redeemers” for review.

About the Author: Suresh Taneja is a chartered accountant by profession and is looking after the financial affairs of a listed company. He published his first book “We can pull it off” in 2010. The current book is an improved version of his before book. Suresh aspires for maximum readership of the book, particularly by children and youth. Suresh strongly feels that the youth need to play a leading role in shaping up the future of our country which presently is plagued with alarming proportions of corruption, malpractices and declining moral values. The intent behind this book is to kindle a sense of awareness amongst the youngsters on their possible role, encouraging them to be creative in finding solutions and inspiring them to translate their thoughts into action. Suresh writes regularly to express himself on a variety of issues. His writings are generally inspired by his life experiences and keen observations. Suresh does not wish to confine himself to issue based books only; he is keen to experiment with different genres and capitalize on his knack for storytelling.

Story description: One bizarre vacation marked a turning point in the lives of four teenage friends. It dawned upon them that corruption and malpractices had become rampant and deeply ingrained in our culture. They felt anguished and shocked at the shameful state of affairs. They pledged to redeem and change the destiny of the country. They had only two weeks of vacation left to take some big initiatives. The pressure on them was immense. Status quo or failure was not an option for them. Read the inspirational story of a unique movement masterminded by youngsters through innovative ideas and creative thinking. Not a single family could escape from its unrelenting onslaught. It was a rewarding outcome for their persistence and hard work, as they nostalgically recall in 2030.

Review: The Redeemers is the first book I read, published by Frog Books. The story is based on the milieu of bribery, and how 4 youngsters- Vikram, Yuvika, Manisha and Akshay popularly termed as G4, or the Gang of Four, club to get rid of it. The book provides clear and concise solutions to this evil called corruption. I did not find any grammatical or typing errors in it. The family tree of G4 n the first page of the book is a very good idea. India is being talked of as superpower in 2030 according to the author. And then he goes to the flashback where he tells about how it all happened because of just 4 young college students who lead the scenario. I expected some drama, twists and thrilling sequences but unfortunately the story lacked it.

Verdict: 3/5

Title – The Redeemers

Author – Suresh Taneja

Publisher – Frog Books

Genre – Drama

Pages – 229

Price – Rs 145 

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