“Three gangs had come to loot the same bank.
On the same day at the same time.
And as bizarre as it seemed, Nari and gang was just one among them, outnumbered and outmanoeuvred.”
Seen something like this? Well, I don’t remember that in my reading hours, I have read a plot like this – three gangs robbing the same bank at a time and all of them completely unaware of what the others’ move would be… and this is certainly something I would call a fiction, a masculine fiction for the lovers of crime and thriller fiction! Indeed, with all this, Suraj Laxminarayanan is going to put himself right at the centre of the happenings in the fiction writing industry. His debut novel confirms that his writing offers fiction charged with thrill, violence, bloodshed, sense of humour, criminals, innocents, injustice and justice as well as a different kind of poetic justice which confirms that the author does not seem to be in a mood of ending his writing and letting it float in the abyss of events…
Like many others in the league, Suraj Laxminarayanan is also an engineer turned author. Settled in Banglore, he is a software engineer with a keen taste for reading crime and thriller fiction. Having read so much in this genre, he has worked for almost 3 years on his debut fiction and that’s why he could manage to protract a novel covering four days of events into a 600-paged thriller! Is that not more than the required for a debut fiction book?
Reading his book has only seemed to be propagating one thing that this is not a sheer entertainer and nor a dragging and drab read. Elephants in the Room, the debut work by Suraj Laxminarayanan, is a novel which offers many things to the readers. His writing is like a document showing us how does one feel when a crime is taking place in front of him. How does someone react when he sees a greater criminal and even more a hazardous than himself, in front of him?
Well, commenting on the writing skills of Suraj, one needs to make sure that his narrative craft is certainly better than many other debuts made recently. He seems like the commentator who is miscroscoping the entire event inside the bank and delivering the eye-watched-events to the reading audience in the tiniest details possible.
In a small time, the author has been into the notice of the readers, the critics as well as the literature enthusiasts. You can learn more about him on his website: https://www.authorsuraj.com/