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Dee Walker's 'The Winner's Curse' is a racy potboiler

Yatin Gupta | http://iYatinGupta

First published: December 15, 2014, 3:34 PM IST | Updated: December 15, 2014
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Dee Walker's 'The Winner's Curse' is a racy potboiler
SV Divvaakar wrote this book under his pen name, Dee Walker and I hope he writes more thrillers in future.

New Delhi: When I first heard about the concept of 'The Winner's Curse', I was pretty excited about it. I wanted to read the finished book but I couldn't hold myself and asked the author for the manuscript which was still being edited. And then on a Sunday night, at around 1 am, I started reading it. With a very important work meeting lined up for 9:30 am next morning, I knew what I was getting into and as expected I finished reading the book at 4:30 am and got late for my meeting.

If I have to describe 'The Winner's Curse' in a single word, I would say, "gripping". First 40 pages of the book may feel boring to a reader and trust me, after that the book is one hell of a roller-coaster ride and becomes totally unputdownable. The book is a thriller which revolves around National ID Numbers or UID as popularly known. E-governance is the current hot topic these days and the author has very interestingly used the same in the plot, however, with a twist that will blow your mind away.

I will not get into the specifics about the book in this review because I do not want to give out any spoilers but I would like to tell a reader here that majority of characters in the story are IIT graduates and the 10 commandments of IIT penned down by Director of Tata Sons, R. Gopalakrishnan play a major role in the book which you will realize while reading it.

SV Divvaakar wrote this book under his pen name, Dee Walker and I hope he writes more thrillers in future. He knows his craft and can make a reader sit straight and read his work. The plot is tight, racy and full of twists and turns where money, reputations, egos and morals are at stake and many lives too. Every character has been defined clearly and the protagonist will leave an impression on you for sure.

Why you should read 'The Winner's Curse'? Because you will be able to identify with a lot of things around you and this book will make you think about the pros and cons of having national ID numbers.

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