Johnny Gone Down, by Karan Bajaj, is a compelling adventurous tale of an ordinary man battling an extraordinary destiny. It is the author’s second novel.
Summary of the Book
Nikhil Arya was once an Ivy League scholar with a promising bright future at NASA. But now, at forty, he is impoverished, destitute, and only minutes away from blowing his brains out in a hellish present-day bickering. He is well aware of the fact that it wasn't meant to be this way. An innocent vacation became a heroic intercontinental expedition, which saw Nikhil becoming many things - a genocide survivor, a drug-mafia lord, a vagrant accountant, a Buddhist monk, a software tycoon and a deadly game fighter. After twenty years of restless nomadic life, Nikhil, also known as Johnny, is exhausted. He has abandoned his wife and son ten thousand miles away. But he has to get ready for his final act, and there is a possibility of him losing in a way, even if he wins. Will he prepare himself for it? Is there any grander triumph than living a life with absolutely no limits? Will he be able to lead a normal, happy life with his family ever?
About Karan Bajaj
Karan Bajaj is an Indian-American author. He was born in 1979 in an Army family, and studied in several schools in New Delhi, Lucknow, Shimla, Jabalpur, Assam, Ranchi and Bangalore. He claims that his passion for traveling is the main source of inspiration for his writing attempts. He is pursuing his Brand Management career with Kraft Foods, New York, and had made it to the ‘Top 40 under 40 US Marketer' list by Advertising Age in the year 2007. Keep off the Grass, his debut novel, has been on bestseller lists in India ever since its launch in 2008. It was a semifinalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, and was also shortlisted for the Indiaplaza Golden Quill Award, among several other honours and recognition.
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Been there, done that!
A different kind of Book..
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Stunning Fiction novel