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Killing time in Delhi

March 22, 2019

Book : Killing Time in Delhi

Author: Ravi Shankar Etteth

Rating : 3.5 / 5


Bon vivant Charlie Seth, a privileged denizen of Lutyens’ Delhi, leads a life of idle luxury fuelled by money, drugs, sex and parties. A cocaine overdose kills his ditzy girlfriend, thrusting him into a maelstrom of conspiracy, murder, blackmail and promiscuity. As the world of Crazy Rich Punjabis unravels, Charlie’s future is suddenly at the mercy of an enigmatic woman, an unscrupulous swami, a society-obsessed policeman, a slippery drug pusher and a disloyal valet. The only person who can help him is his missing aunt. Holed up in the country palace that his grandfather had won in a game of cards from a raja on Diwali, Charlie plots his revenge.

Killing Time in Delhi is a brutally funny look into the shenanigans of Delhi’s ultrarich who live in the fast lane and are high on hypocrisy, borrowed money and dubious deals.


Thanks to WritersMelon and the publisher for the review copy

The story is told from the POV of Chaitanya Seth who is known as Charlie to everyone. Both of his parents died when he was eleven and he was brought by his Uncle. When he is current girlfriend OD’s in his bedroom Charlie’s whole world falls apart. What happens next? Read to find out
The revelation at the end of the book, didn’t surprise coz I did expect it already. There were times the book made me cringe and times it made me laugh out loud.

It was an engaging read. The plot was predictable and the characters were cliché. Still I enjoyed reading, even though I was reading about a rich spoiled brat. Though the blurb was not my cup of tea, I loved one of the other books by the author so I requested for this one. I never expected to get a hard cover, the cover is colorful and beautiful. I started this book when I was in a slump and this book got me out of it. Maybe because it was different from what I usually read. It is a one time fun read. Ideal for people who love sarcasm.