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Confused Bastards -Goosebumps review

What happens when three entrepreneurs initiate a start-up which shocks the nation? An online platform where people can upload unabashed, unapologetic videos, venting out their angst against people, politics, bosses, lovers, taboos, or just about anything.


Author: Manav Vigg

Publisher: Srishti Publishers and Distributors

Pages: 224 Paperback

Published on: September 27, 2016

Price: Rs.130 Buy Now


“Confused Bastards”, the name has actually pulled me in. These days, negative things and words have more impact than the positive ones and I am not any different (lol). But my go ahead has proved me right. I have read another interesting novel of today’s youth’s mentality.

The story is about Akash, Jai and Vivek lead a life of a usual Indian youth. A moment changes everything, they decide to start a start up to check their true potential. The idea is something unusual which takes the nation by shock. They become the voice of the nation with their own online video tube, where people can unload their emotions through uploading videos. The site hosts videos of people unabashed, unapologetic videos, venting out their angst against people, politics, bosses, lovers, taboos, or just about anything. This does leads to their downfall as well. What made their downfall is an interesting one which the reader should find by reading the novel.

After a long time a novel has been released with a youth centric subject. Today’s world is bombard with start-ups which makes this novel a timely one. The story is a well-crafted one with reality added to it. The story justifies the title to the perfection. The actual mind-set of youths being confused by too many ideas and outside influences have been narrated well.

While reading one might relate the characters to their own life at times. Humour has been peppered throughout the story which is a plus. The videos posted by people in the online platform and their stories are well created one. Even Akash, Jai and Vivek find themselves being scolded by a user (lol). On the whole a great novel with youth centric subject.

Goosebumps review: A limited Goosebumps throughout the story but a good read for sure. An interesting plot with an excellent start up idea. (Disclaimer: Don’t try the start-up idea. It might end you behind iron bars :P)
4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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About the author:

Manav Vigg a CA graduate. Worked as a finance manager earlier has quit his job to become a writer. His first novel is Confused Bastards.


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