August 12, 2015

Book Review: Logicops by Vaibhav Mukim


Author: Vaibhav Mukim
Publisher: Frog Books (Leadstart Publishing)
Rating: 3/5

‘You can have brilliant ideas but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere’. Communication is the answer to this. Through ‘Logicops’ the author has successfully demonstrated the importance of communication, the only different and unique thing being that the plot of the story is based on logical communication. This book is a sci-fi thriller, where a group of policemen solve the crimes using logical communication as one’s best bet. 

But is solving crimes that easy? Probably not! Because the kind of murders that happen, leave everyone lose their marbles. Will the cops use the strategy of communicating through the walls or over long distances to their advantage? Will the culprit be caught?

Grab this book to tie all the loose ends together!

My opinion
With the advancement in the field of technology, the techniques are also evolving. With this book, the author shows the importance and relevance of ‘logical communication’ in solving the mysteries. The narration is lucid, the dialogs are short but precise. The cover of the book is apt. There are no major syntactical errors.

The blurb is interesting. But somewhere the reader loses the connection with the plot. Initially the story runs at a manageable pace but suddenly there is a switch in the scene as well as the characters, and that leaves the reader befuddled. The character sketch of all the characters is limited but that is fine as long as the plot is gripping.

However, the whole approach of logical communication and solving cases is inadmissible. If anybody thinks this kind of strategy will solve the cases then that person is probably living in a cloud-cuckoo land. Logical communication in ‘Logicops’ is equivalent to ability to read body gestures and predict what is going on in the other person’s head. I did not find the concept palatable.

Nonetheless, good effort by the author. Best wishes!

The plot of the story is not as delicious as it should be. Yes, the concept is one that has never been heard before, but it is something that we all are capable of doing to a certain extent.

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Link: Amazon India 

First published in IWW.

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