The Caretaker by A. X. Ahmad
What’s it about?
This literary thriller finds Captain Ranjit Singh working on Martha's Vineyard as a caretaker. Captain Singh is a former Indian military officer that left India in disgrace. On the island he inadvertently becomes caught up in a secret, international cover up that puts himself and his family in danger.
What did I think?
This is a great beach read or travel book. Captain Singh is a Sikh (a monotheistic religion found mostly in India) and this informs his daily life. The book was interesting, and also a quick page-turner. I did find the beginning a little slow, but once it picked up steam it was really good.
Should you read it?
Pick this one up for your next plane flight!
“Ranjit looks away. Any more self-disclosure, and the next time the Senator sees Ranjit, he’ll be distant and aloof. That’s just how rich people are, their bursts of fellowship followed by a great remove.”
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!