Krishna has shown a number of strengths in presenting Sudhi Kannan: An Elephantic Adventure. There is a freshness in his writing that will keep reflecting during your journey to Elephanta Island. Writing 292 pages for a one day trip of a father and a son from Mumbai Port to Elephanta Caves, with so interesting plot, story and flow is really remarkable. One 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 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 that are so complete but far away from getting boring. The interest remains intact throughout.
Few things that are spoilers are - 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 in the story and plot of Sudhi Kannan: An Elephantic Adventure, and therefore, the book passes the acid test of winning over the flaws that are left in the debut attempt by Krishna that 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 have been used in the story at few places could have been avoided keeping in mind that the book is going to be read by all ages of kids - 10 to 100.