The Book: A Star Called Lucky, by Bapsy Jain
The Blurb: This novel returns the reader to the exotic world of the indomitable, spirited Lucky, whose global adventures in the international bestseller Lucky Everyday captivated audiences around the world. Lucky is back, feeling grounded in her new life, until fate throws her a blow and an unexpected duo turns her life into a tailspin. From this moment, Lucky unknowingly steps into the secret and dangerous world of corrupt politics and an intricate web that connects a mysterious Buddhist monk, a computer savant and an elusive Tibetan doctor.
The Babble: Three words: underdeveloped, disjointed and enlightened-lite (yeah, I made that last one up). From a strange encounter on a train to an anticlimactic confrontation at the U. S. Marine Corps War Memorial, this book jerks you around New York, Washington D.C. and Mumbai as protagonist Lucky jumps from assumption to inferences, nervous ambiguity to supposed enlightenment and man to monk. It took me weeks to read this very short, very lite book because I kept losing interest, giving another try, then losing interest again as I tried to remember/untangle what had gone on before. Maybe the first book in the series is essential. I’m not interested enough to look it up and find out.
The Behest: I received this book free from NetGALLEY. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”