Krishna shows a number of strengths in presenting Sudhi Kannan: An Elephantic Adventure. There is a freshness in his writing. And that keeps reflecting during your journey to Elephanta Island. Writing 292 pages for a one day trip by a father and a son from Mumbai Port to Elephanta Caves, with so interesting plot, story, and flow is really remarkable. On the first go, when I reached to the climax of the story, I felt the story did not meet to as excellent end as it was up to that instance. But later, on the second thought, I realized that the twists created in the story were so powerful and the climax was also something beyond expectation which makes the whole book getting great impact. Krishna has been quite creative in building the story, sequences, characters, scenarios, and its twisty plot.
Story of Sudhi Kannan: An Elephantic Adventure is about Sudhi – a 5th grade student and his businessman father Kannan. Sudhi is full of wits and smart acts. His friend Shijon is as witty as Sudhi. Then we have many more interesting characters in the book – the principal of Sudhi’s school, the teachers, Pooja & Andrea (Sudhi and Shijon’s classmates), Pooja’s mother Megha Mithaiwala, and many more. Each character is so uniquely carved that you will enjoy reading about it. So is the case with the scenic descriptions in the book. Those are so complete but far away from getting boring. The interest remains intact throughout.
There are a few spoilers in the book. The spots that you encounter quite often where editing and proofreading job is left undone. There are certain grammatical mistakes. But good part is that even while encountering these spoilers, your interest remains intact. You keep enjoying the story and plot of Sudhi Kannan: An Elephantic Adventure. And therefore, the book passes the acid test of winning over the few flaws in the debut attempt by Krishna. In fact, it certainly proves that there is a lot that is still to come in his forthcoming writings. Another not too good thing is the cuss words of strong abuses that you find in the story. At few places the author could avoid them. Keeping in mind that all the kids in the age group of 10 to 100+ will definitely love the book Sudhi Kannan.