Review Round Up: The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi

March 20, 2013

Amish Tripathi’s conclusion of his Shiva trilogy has been one of the most discussed books of the year. But does it live up to the hype surrounding it? Well, Bookwag’s own review of The Oath of the Vayuputras will be up shortly. But in the meantime, some reviews of the book  have been coming in and here’s a brief look at some of the more significant ones:


1. Mint:

“The scope of imagination is so vast and ambitious, and the sense of joy in storytelling so evident, that I really wanted to like this book. But the laziness in editing and rewriting is evident, and unforgivable.And this is a shame, because there is a lot going on in this book that could have made it wonderful, particularly the things Tripathi is willing to explore.”–The-Oath-of-The-Vayuputras.html


2. Mid-Day:

“In walks author Amish Tripathi with his trilogy and turns God into one of us — a simple human being. He chills with his friends sharing a joint, flirts with his wife and loses his temper. He even blushes awkwardly when passersby bow and address him as the Lord or Mahadev.”


3. DNA:

“While the first book was a runaway success, the second book received criticism for bad editing and sloppy writing. Philosophical discourses interfered with the arc of the story. Those chinks have been ironed out in The Oath… and while characters do slip into monologues about topics like life and the significance of human action, there’s enough richly detailed action to engage those reading the book purely for ploy.”

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