Confused Bastards by Manav Vigg – Book Review

Confused Bastards



What happens when three entrepreneurs initiate a start-up which shocks the nation?
Aakash, Jai and Vivek are mostly usual in their ways, except for some. Struggling with their own inner conflicts as well as the cruel world outside, they decide to show the world their true potential. To make it big. But how? They become the voice of the nation by starting up an online platform where people can upload unabashed, unapologetic videos, venting out their angst against people, politics, bosses, lovers, taboos, or just about anything. Even the founders themselves.

The platform spreads like wild fire. But when has fire doused without burning a few!

Confused Bastards is not just a witty, gritty, fast-paced journey of three friends, it’s also an intolerant story for a tolerant country!

Book Review:

Confused Bastards is all about three individual Akash, Jai and Vivek who dream of establishing a successful business. All three of them come from three different background and are united by the strings of friendship. The book is written keeping in mind the youth of the country. The author Manav Vigg has tried to portray and sort the confusion prevailing in this strata with this novel.

Today all of us are struggling to achieve something in life and in the process are facing many problems and issues. But in every individual’s life, there comes a time when there is a point of no return. And to make things worse, there are confusions and struggles within which create more conflicts. And this is the time when the person needs to sort out the things with full fervour.

With the book Confused Bastards, the author has tried to find solutions to such situations. The plot revolves around a business idea and a forum created by three friends. The forum is meant for the common man to vent their frustration on various topics.

The book is quite fast paced and a truthful reflection of today’s youth and the dilemmas they face. Though the narration is quirky, I found substance lacking in the book. The cover is very different but fails to attract at the very first glance. You need to have a second look to get more into it. The title of the book is apt and goes well with its content.

The book has been aimed at the youth and perhaps this is the reason why the author has kept the narration simple. But in doing so, the narration style lacked depth and also usage of so many Hindi words were a real turn off for me.

For me it was an okay kind of read. The book is witty and is perfectly suitable to pass time on a lazy afternoon but if you are looking for some serious read then Confused Bastards is not for you.

** I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. **

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