Review: Not Worth Living

Not Worth Living Not Worth Living by Shreyan Laha
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Science fiction and mystery are a good combination sometimes. There is a mystery of rape and assault on a girl. And on the other hand, there is a story of a distant planet Isthenope.

Ishita Singh goes to a prestigious Saint Pierce’s college for studies. There she make many friends but a creep from her past stalks her. One day she is kidnapped and raped brutally. Narayan is the police officer in charge of the investigation. On Isthenope a girl Shweta wakes up with throbbing pain in forehead. There she meets Alexander a past secret service agent.

The story has two parallel tracks where one is on earth and other one is fantasy. The tracks do not intersect (or maybe towards the end). Mumbai story is like a thriller whereas the Isthenope story is more like a romance. Rape is a blot on humanity and the horrors of that is brought out.

There are many inconsistencies in the story. Editing could have been better. 3/ 5 stars.

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