Sunday, March 29, 2015

Book Review: The Threshing Circle by Neil Grimmett


Book: The Threshing Circle

Author: Neil Grimmett

No. of Pages: 294

Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Grimpen Publications


It was a strange book to read and review. A pretty much twisted revenge and vendetta story with some clearly identified actors and 2 families guarding and defending their honor.

But that's not the key to the book.

Neil Grimmett spends a lot of effort to give you a deep insight into the thoughts and feelings of the people involved and how their perceptions, decisions and actions are defined by the deeply ingrained virtues as well as what they see first-hand. How new info is interpreted and often misunderstood and how it impacts the earlier formed perceptions.

Neil uses the central character to display these vagaries of being emotional and I would say he has done a decent job of it. The village setting was also well-used in the story and one could see how it impacted the thinking of the people there.

There were times when I was bored due to the seemingly slow pace of the book but thankfully I persisted. I liked the way the story was wrapped up and how things were taken care of a very real worldly way and not a 'fictionalized' 'all-is-well' manner. Not to say that the story did not end up in a 'all-is-well' manner.

Very difficult to describe it in words ... you will know it when you read it.


Ratings on Book Review Parameters:

Cover Design: 2.5 / 5

Writing Style: 3.5 / 5

Characters:     3.5 / 5

Story / Plot:     3.0 / 5

Climax:            3.5 / 5

Overall:           3.5 / 5   


  1. Well written review! Sounds like an intriguing book! :) thank you for sharing!

  2. @Archana - Thanks for your kind words. Good to know people read what I write about what I read :P