Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

by Pawan Mishra


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Coinman is one of life's victims, the receiver of subtle bullying in an office environment and thinly disguised control in his own home, but remains true to his desire to be polite and accepting of how he is treated by everyone. Then an incident at work changes all that.

Huffington Post: One of the best literary fiction books of 2016 (Independently Published).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692475676
Publisher: Lune Spark LLC
Publication date: 11/04/2015
Series: Coinman , #1
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

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 of 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.

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Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AmberPoulsen More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully original, this book has endless treasure of humor, and a plot that's so simple yet so unpredictable. Author Pawan Mishra makes the reader deep dive in so many themes including married life, workplace bullying, the bureaucracy at work, the culture of gossiping, the friendship, betrayal, and hope to make things right. Mishra has deliberately exaggerated the events and setting to draw reader closer to realities of many of these issues in a very uniquely funny and original way. Absolute reading delight, if you want something different and engaging, you just can't put this down when you start reading this book!
EJM360 More than 1 year ago
Coinman is a delightfully clever story that absolutely pulled me in from the first few paragraphs. It is a fun, lighthearted, and engaging read that takes the reader on an entertaining adventure. Mishra begins the story with a curious description of Coinman by a man named Sesha. The description centers on Coinman’s odd eccentricity, and the reader is deliberately left wondering about the significance of this oddity. (This was an effective mechanism, as it very quickly engendered in me a sense of eager curiosity that kept me reading expectantly.) As the story progresses, we find that the Coinman, Kesar, lives a humorously sad life. He is a marginal sort of fellow who happens to be the laughing stock of his office. Moreover, his wife is self-obsessed and unavailable, and a particularly high number of simply bad things seem to happen upon him. It is quickly apparent that the Sage’s primary eccentricity, an incessant jangling of the change in his left pocket, is a vital coping mechanism. Unfortunately, Sage’s habit results in a new name by his officemates, “Coinman”, a name he accepted only grudgingly. Eventually, a hilarious conspiracy forms against Coinman, led by a man by the same Ratiram. As the plot unfolds, we find a sort of amplification of the very real, very ridiculous things that people do and say in the office place as major elements of the story. (As I read, I couldn’t help but to see a little bit of each character in co-workers of mine.) The war that erupts is absolutely ridiculous – in a hysterical sort of way - and the reader is left to wonder if Coinman can successfully blunder his way to victory. Overall, Coinman is just such a delightfully odd story. Only in the mind of Pawan Mishra could we find an adventure formed around such a minor eccentricity in such an unexpected setting. This story has a sort of “Walter Mitty” feel to it that keeps the reader engaged and laughing. I was equally impressed by Mishra’s ability to seamlessly transition from the past to the present and back again. This provided for a sort of multi-dimensional ride that was a nice break from the more linear, “vanilla” stories that we are most often given. Aside from the deliberately curious first chapter, I was never at a loss for what was happening. Whether for a vacation read or a weekend marathon, I highly recommend Coinman! I will be eagerly awaiting the next book from Pawan Mishra.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Danielle Urban for Readers' Favorite Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy by Pawan Mishra is an incredible and unforgettable journey. A debut literary novel by a new talented writer. I was easily entertained by the well-written tale. This enchanting story took me deep into its plot and set me upon an unknown and remarkable journey. I loved how Pawan Mishra brought in a little bit of an Indian lifestyle and culture to the piece at hand. Highly suspenseful, this story made sure that I never knew what to expect until it occurred. The pages are vivid in description and the narrator's point of view made me more curious to read further. The novel itself moves fast and is set in an office environment. Co-workers are not always the nicest people nor the easiest to deal with, yet here I faced an entire set of office workers going against one man. This particular man was nicknamed Coinman. He always has a hand holding coins in one of his pockets; never does he use both hands and when he has to use both, he makes an excuse to leave. Everything about him annoys his co-workers and they set out to plot against him. A business firm that turns violent, a conspiracy in the works, and a spy among the co-workers. The unfolding of events in this exciting adventure will keep readers turning the pages and wondering what will be inside Pawan Mishra's next work. Overall, I greatly enjoyed reading Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy and I highly recommend it to all.
Arielle LeClair More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by this book from the start when it jumped right into the characters and setting the reader up for a fun tale. This author's style is so new and refreshing, and causes me to better appreciate the nuances of every writer's work. The descriptions were so offhand, yet engulfed everything so simply and elegantly that the author didn't need a whole paragraph to describe someone. By putting the English language through its paces, Mishra has taught others how to take what may seem a boring concept, and dress it up with humor and a sense of reality that makes these people and settings identifiable. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, spanning all genres.