Coinman - An Untold Conspiracy Book Review

RATING - 5/5

AUTHOR: Pawan Mishra



Pawan Mishra is a leader in the technology and finance industries. He completed his education at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He spent the first eighteen years of his life in the small town Aligarh in India and discovered his love of storytelling, reading, and writing during this time. Pawan now lives in Morrisville, North Carolina, with his wife, Ritu and two daughters, Mitali and Myra.


A clerk called Coinman can't stop jingling the coins in his pocket. It's a simple addiction, but it's one that comes to rule his life. His wife, Imli, an actress who's so obsessed with her craft that she becomes her characters at home, bans coins from the house. It goes horribly wrong when his co-workers conspire in their own way, sending a number of them on previously unknown paths.

Winner: 2016 eLit Book Awards for Literary Fiction (Bronze) Finalist: 2016 National Indie Excellence Award for Humor.


Coinman is something new and you can easily relate the character with someone who has been or is bullied by the society due to their uniqueness or different habits and thinking. The plot of the story is very different from most of the books published nowadays in India, which gives you an additional reason to love this book.

Pawan's writing style is excellent, it makes one remember the stories written by R.K. Narayan which we all grew up reading in our school syllabus. The moment you start reading the story, you'll feel the pain and suppressed feelings of the protagonist (Kesar). As the story moves on some twists and turns will add thrill to your reading.

What I loved the most about the book was the characterization of the Coinman. You can't ignore a character like Coinman who keeps his identity unique till the end. Overall, I would like to recommend this book to everyone who loves to read books on basic social problems. I would also like to wish Pawan all the best for his future and I would love to read him more.

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