The Passing Away of a Gentleman

Posted December 29, 2015 by karenbaron in Adventure, Death, Fiction, Review / 0 Comments

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The Passing Away of a GentlemanThe Passing Away of a Gentleman by Ramesh Jeewoolall
Published by Austin Macauley on October 30th 2015
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 188
Format: Paperback
four-stars

It often takes a major event to make an otherwise placid individual disrupt the normal running of life, but, like Mauritius itself, a country in the track of storm weather, the effects of a cyclone, or in Dev's case, an injustice, although potentially destructive, can lead to a change for the better.Dev, the owner of a new shop - The Shop - a successful and well-read man, harbours deep feelings about a wrong that has occurred in the past. With news of a cyclone heading his way he hatches an audacious plan to take revenge, or, more precisely, to teach a lesson to those responsible.In what may be described as a moral story, Ramesh Jeewoolall spins a tale of a good man driven to extreme measures. The Passing Away of a Gentleman is an excellent read for those who enjoy intelligent crime.

My take on this book: This book was definitely different than the other books I have read and reviewed for this wonderful blog site of mine. To me different can be a good thing. Sir Ramesh Jeewoolall has a very interesting story here that is based in his home country of Mauritius.

I am giving this book four stars though. The buildup of the story at the beginning was a little slow for me but overall it was a great story. This story has some surprises in it, some won’t be recognized until the near end.  Dev is a brilliantly honest mastermind. The whole reason for the crime committed was ingenious (no spoilers here). I enjoyed the relationship of Dev and two associates he mentored and protected. The whole timeframe that the book goes through is kind of weird since we don’t really know what year the story starts at, just when it ends.

The Passing Away of a Gentleman by Sir Ramesh Jeewoolall is a good book and would be one that I would recommend to my friends. You can tell that Sir Jeewoolall was a lawyer at one time by the style of his writing, which is also polite and gentlemanly.

I think that this book is a good and I hope that  other people will like it as well. Just give it a chance to impress.

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About Ramesh Jeewoolall

Ramesh Jeewoolall is a barrister at law by profession. He practiced as such and he became involved in politics. He was elected a member of the Mauritian Parliament. He has been a backbencher, the deputy speaker, minister and speaker. He has had to give up politics as well as his legal practice because of health problems. Now he is a man of leisure. In 1979 Sir Ramesh was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen.