Book Review | Daredevil Dreams | karthick Hemabushanam

Aditi Mehta

‘Review’

‘Daredevil Dreams’ is a lot of things, but it is not subtle- it is essentially a children’s book that takes the trouble not to insult the intelligence of children.
It is an attempt to bond cosmic horror with supernatural activity.

We begin with 10 year old Arjun, who confronts a ghost and this ghost takes him to various crime in the city. Eventually, Arjun grabs lots of attention as he help police to solve the mysterious cases. But, when Arjun reveals about the ghost to everyone his life turns upside down as no one believes him and he has violates the ghost spoken words.

The book is lots of thing. But, the whole is less than the sum of its part. The pace slackens, the ghost and boy rap begins to drag and there are far too many threads hanging – a 10 year facing abuse and his challenge…

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