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Johnny Gone Down

Posted on: May 26, 2010

Johny Gone Down is second book by Karan Bajaj, the book is divide into three parts namely :
1. Karma Yogi
2. The Donos
3. The Enterpreneur

In the first part of the book, Nikil Arya, a MIT graduate who just completed his graduation and his friend Sameer plans to visit Cambodia before appearing for campus interviews. They both visit Cambodia, but for there surprise there was war in Cambodia by Pol Pot regime who tool over the government and killing the people for no reason, he save his friend by giving him his passport and he try to escape to Thailand but he is captured and tortured for two years, in those years he loses his one hand and becomes only genocide survivor.
He is rescued by a Buddhist monk David when he reaches the border, He stay there for 10 years and becomes Monk.

In second part of book both David and Nikhil both visits Brazil, where Nikhil decides to quit, and starts to search the job, while in bar he saves life of drug lord and start work with him and become drug lord. He finds his love Brazil. He helps the Donos in Accounts and helps them to convert black money into white.

Rest of the story follows why he leaves the Brazil, how he become software moghul by developing a online game “another Life” and why he returns to India to end his life.

Jonney Gone Down

Jonney Gone Down


Below is the Introduction of the book from the publishers

Nikhil Arya has fallen.

Once, he was an Ivy League scholar with a promising future at NASA; now, at forty, he is broke, homeless,and minutes away from blowing his brains out in a diabolical modern-day joust.

It wasnt meant to be this way. An innocent vacation turned into an epic intercontinental journey that saw Nikhil become first a genocidesurvivor, then a Buddhist monk, a drug lord, a homeless accountant, a software mogul and a deadly gamefighter. Now, twenty years later, Nikhil aka Johnny is tired of running. With the Colombian mafia on his trailand his abandoned wife and son ten thousand miles away, he prepares for his final act, aware that he will have lost even if he wins.

Or will he? Is there any greater victory than living a life that knows no limits, a world that has seen no boundaries?

From the bestselling author of Keep Off the Grass comes the once-in-a-lifetime story of an ordinary manfighting an extraordinary destiny. Can he pick up the pieces one last time or will Nikhil, now Johnny, go down for good?

I enjoyed reading this book but I really disappointed by the climax and also there is lack of character building in this book, the book is small and author tried to cover lots of things in this book.

I will give it : 3/5.

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6 Responses to "Johnny Gone Down"

I just bought this book… Nice review….

Johnny gone down is an interesting really interesting read although a bit dark.
I read this interview where the person interviewing karan bajaj thought that the whole book read like a hollywood movie. Apparently it was not a “conscious effort” on his part.. I will have to take his word on that! Check out the interview : http://www.whackk.com/august-2010/author-talk-karan-bajaj

Varun, Wel-Come my blog, Johny Gown Down is really interesting!

have you read ‘Keep Off the Grass’? I just ordered abd am expecting it in a few days…

Hi Varun, I haven’t Read ‘Keep Of The Grass’, JGD is my first book from Karan Bajaj, I am looking forward for reading it in near future..

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