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Friday, December 23, 2011

On The Cover: Johny Gone Down by Karan Bajaj


I recently finished reading a book called 'Johny Gone Down' by Karan Bajaj. The book had been sent to me by Crossword as part of its Vodafone Crossword Book Awards 2010 and though I had started reading it earlier, I somehow lost on the pace and kept it back. It was only recently that I picked it up again and read it, and now that I did finish it, I HAVE to share the cover jacket with you as this is clearly one of the most well-written books I have ever read (the review is due, I know, and I am terribly sorry that I haven't been sharing my reviews for quite some time now. Just caught up in a few things and about to get back to the reviews).

Here's what's on the cover:

Nikhil Arya has fallen.

Once, he was an Ivy League scholar with a promising future at NASA; now, at forty, he is broke, homeless, and minutes away from blowing his brains out in a diabolical modern-day joust.

It wasn't meant to be this way.

An innocent vacation turned into an epic intercontinental journey that saw Nikhil become first a genocide survivor, then a Buddhist monk, a drug lord, a homeless accountant, a software mogul and a deadly game fighter. Now, twenty years later, Nikhil, aka Johny is tired of running. With the Colombian mafia on his trail and his abandoned wife and son ten thousand miles away, he prepares for his final act, aware that he will have lost even if he wins.

Or will he? Is there any greater victory than living a life that knows no limits, a world that has seen no boundaries?

From the bestselling author of Keep Off The Grass comes the once-in-a-lifetime story of an ordinary man fighting an extraordinary destiny. Can he pick up the pieces one last time or will Nikhil, now Johny, go down for good?

'A taut, gripping saga with with the manic pace of an action film.' - Samrat Choudhury, Deputy Editor, Hindustan Times

'A stunning adventure of the spirit....you will feel the absolute wonder of a life fully lived.' - Ben Rekhi, International Award-winning Director of Waterborne'

- Debolina Raja Gupta