“If there is any truth in what you are saying, there are too many balls in the air. It could be anything. Muslim fanatics in Af-Pak, Hindu fundamentalists in India, Sri Lankan rebels fighting the government for Tamil liberation, Iranian extremists, Iraqis owing allegiance to Saddam. It could be anything. Where do we begin?’ Title:… Continue reading Review of a ‘Kill-Chill’ novel: God Is A Gamer
“I can feel the smooth fabric of the garrote around my neck. I grasp both ends and gently pull. Oh, yes….I can feel the compression. A little more pressure and I’m gasping for breath. I’m about to black out as I release the garrote and allow myself to breathe once again, allowing myself back from… Continue reading Reviewing the world of ‘PRIVATE INDIA’ by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson!
Book Title: Swastik Trilogy-Eka - Baramulla Bomber Author: Clark Prasad Publication: Niyogi Books Genre: Science Fiction Espionage Thriller Pages: 313 Price: 395 Call it plain co-incidence but the moment I completed reading the heavily loaded and powerful Baramulla Bomber and set down to write the review of the book, my computer’s external drive had crashed.… Continue reading Are you ready to face the Baramulla Bomber?
Book Title: Tantra Author: Adi Publication: Apeejay Stya Publishing Pages: 335 Price: 195/- “And the Lakshman Rekha will protect you?” Anu said, giving Amit a sideways glance. “Protect all of us in it. Lakshman used this to try and protect Sita in the Ramayana. This is old tradition, these lines made cannot be crossed, physically,… Continue reading TANTRA: A Book Review
“There is nothing more uncertain than life. No matter how much we worship day and night, no matter how many rituals we do to please our lords. But still, our destiny cannot change. The things are pre-destined in our life and are as sure to happen as the rising and setting of the sun. A normal person…undergoes struggles in his life…starts cursing everyone. But those who are thrown on to the untrodden ways of life cannot even complain.”
I knew what I was getting into when the book reached me. With at title that was obviously related to the functioning of the mind, I couldn’t possibly expect a story that was simple, quite unlike the complex brain. The fact that the author, M.K.Kirti could create a plot interspersed within the complexities of the human mind and keep the story running smoothly is something to be really appreciated.
“Who are these people? Misguided patriots? Vigilantes? Or criminals out to destabilize the country? Are they the underground arm of the anti-corruption movement sweeping through the country? The country is asking. Is such vigilante action acceptable to India?”
My mind prepared for destiny’s cruel joke to mankind – cancer. About Cancer, Hospital, Doctors, Mystery and the Games that people play in the name of medicine and treatment. A fast paced fiction thriller about all of the above. This is what the book is about. “She is filled with dreams of tomorrow, not even realizing whether there would be any tomorrow for her or not."
Making use of the theme of Kaliyug or The Dark Age, the book unravels the mysteries of Indian history during the life of Krishna that lie hidden from ignorant masses who believe (at least, a section of them) that history is just a story, a myth. Ashwin, with his deep winding research and a deeply effective narrative style creates a thriller wrapped up in the mystic sheets of belief.
When you get to read Mumbaistan, you get a three in one package. The description on the book cover aptly mentions, “3 Explosive Crime Thrillers.” And that is what you get. Three chilling crime stories that keep you pinned to the book. Three powerfully realistic doses of ammunition that threaten your illusionary halo of security. Three tales of love that defy all labels of vulnerable passion.