Micro review: ‘Distortion’ by Gautam Malkani – Times of India


‘Distortion’ by Gautam Malkani explores how the digital world shapes real life.

We follow a man who has three online personalities, Dillon, Dhilan and Dylan through which he conducts a very complicated life. We see how the internet encourages each of his identities separately and helps shape them. This book beautifully explores how the digital world affects people. Every interaction someone has with technology in the book gives the reader an insight into how technology might be shaping their own lives. It also shows the psyche of a care giver and how having a loved one suffering from cancer can affect you.

Like his previous book ‘Londonstani’, this book is written in a casual conversational narrative, the words flowing as if the protagonist is describing the scene to a friend. It is eloquent and well written and the style is

casual. The insights the book contains are worth the read.

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