‘Who Burned the Moon?’ by Rahul Vishnoi is a fun-filled fantasy thriller with supernatural elements and a superhero. Yep, India’s first doctor superhero
This novel has a superhero, but it’s not about him. It’s about his best friend-Rehan Saxena. He couldn’t even pass class XII, but his mother wants him to become a “dactar”. Thanks to a duplicate marksheet, he’s sent packing to Lala Purabnath’s Medical College
Here Rehan befriends Namak, who happens to be a superhero in the making. Namak doesn’t wear a back-hanging dupatta like Superman, but he does have this kickass-looking burning moon between his tits and he can fly, too (occasionally though). So are you thinking it’s pretty cool to have a superhero as your BFF, right?
Namak is an heir to a superpower that Lala Purabnath has been seeking for decades. As Lala discovers his identity, Rehan finds his life stirring into an epic mess that involves gilchis, flesh-eating apes and sex-crazed professors. Dragged through tunnels; thrown down the hostel; forced to participate in a ferocious blood game called Moontrack, Rehan has to pay the price of being friends with a guy whose superhero cherry hasn’t popped fully yet.
Can Rehan survive beyond the first week of MBBS-I YR?
‘Who Burned the Moon?’ moves at a breakneck pace of a thriller. It won’t let you breathe easy unless you finish it. Rahul Vishnoi has dusted all the twisted corners of his neurons to bring out a book that will not only enthrall you with its lovely characters and bullet-like pace, but will also make you want to go back to the college.
The author is a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist (just another fancy name for a dentist) and ‘Who Burned the Moon?’ is his first attempt to shift to another side of the paper. He prefers the smell of a book to that of grass and decided to write a novel to spite a few people in his life who were mean to him and named all the villains after them (OK that last bit may not be true).