Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Book review - Breach

BreachBreach by Amrita Chowdhury
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just finished reading the eminently readable ‘Breach’ authored by Amrita Chowdhury. Loved it! Though in retrospect I feel that a little tighter proof reading would have made the book perfect.

It is a tale about how with increasing reliance on machines for developing, manufacturing and marketing lifesaving drugs, and the general trend towards outsourcing dehumanises the whole process of ‘life-saving’. How the noble thought of making drugs to rid the common man of diseases has become mercenary.

It is a tale beautifully woven across India, USA and China. It is very topical and the tight timeline that it has been knitted in, is thrilling, giving the reader an insight into the murky activity behind the scenes in the pharma industry and the thriving cyber piracy in existence.

It is about the Breach of trust, Breach of security leading to a Breach of faith.

And the bright part of this 335 page novel is the space for the protagonist’s love affairs that lightens the mood at times and adds tension at times.

Overall a must read novel for all. It explains the existence of generic and branded medicines and clears most of the doubts one would have had. It would also make one think twice before making that purchase or bank transaction online.

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The best thing would be to just go get the book and enjoy the unputdownable thriller!!

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1 comment:

  1. Hari OM
    sounds intriguing.... adding it to my list! YAM xx