Book Review

Book Review – The Aravan Head by Arvind Narsima


A politically driven criminal syndicate tries to steal a valuable ancient artifact, The Aravan Head, from a very old temple of the transgenders in Hijravan. Police officer Arya foils the  attempt. The incident unfolds a deadly secret that connects to a series of mind-boggling crimes which points to an unlikely person of tremendous authority in the political & business circles of Mumbai. With his friends kidnapped, his own people involved with the criminals and himself facing departmental enquiry, Arya is strangulated from all sides. Meanwhile in Delhi, 4 college girls, fed-up with the canteen food, hire a cook. While they expect an old, typically professional person, they are in for a great surprise that leaves them sweetly shocked. But the surprise is short lived after a beautiful transgender arrives at their bungalow revealing secrets that baffle them. Unfortunately the lives of the 4 girls become a nightmare along with that of the transgender. Did Arya arrest the main perpetrator behind all the crimes? What dangers did the Transgender bring to the girls? Did they survive the deadly situation they were pushed into? What price did Arya pay to win?


The cover design and the title gives a pretty good first impression to the readers.

Like what the blurb says, Aravan Head follows the investigation of our protagonist – police officer Arya of the stolen valuable artifact – The Aravan Head. The case is much shadier as he went deeper to the point of darkness engulfing him, putting his own life on the line. There was much to it, how will he clear the mess and save the day? Grab a copy to know more.

The characterization is what that charms a reader the most in this book. Each of them easily grows on you. Reading the book will give you an edge-of-the-seat-movie-watching experience since the scenes will play out in your mind easily. It is admirable that the author has taken such serious topics to convoy through the story – like lives of transgenders, corruption, the darkness of the society and so on.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this ultimate page-turner, I appreciate the author for such a creative creation.

Cover- 4 Stars
Title- 5 Stars
Blurb- 4 Stars
Narration- 4.5 Stars
Plot- 5 Stars
Characters- 4.5 Stars
Writing and Presentation- 4.5 Stars
Overall Rating- 4.5 Stars

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