Sunday, 24 May 2015

Book review The Apocalypse Trigger by Douglas Misquita



 

Book Review: The Apocalypse Trigger by Douglas Misquita

*Publisher: Douglas Misquita *ISBN: 978-93-5196-037-9 *No of Pages: 244 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction/Thriller *Price: 375 *Rating: 3/5

My View:

It’s a perfect Hollywood script, the plot is excellent and the writing style is totally different. I have read all the books of Douglas Misquita i.e. Secret of the Scribe and Haunted, but this is totally different and awesome read. Once you start the Apocalypse trigger you will know that you are in hand of very efficient writer, the story will keep moving briskly from the first page to the back cover of the book. The innovation and creativity of the author reveals beautifully throughout the novel.

The author is skilled storyteller without doubt; the details and surroundings are described thoroughly. I liked the mixture of adventure and thriller. But one of the things which I didn’t like is character names, it’s very hard to remember and also have to flip dictionary for many words.

All in all, the entire apocalypse trigger is difficult to put down, so I highly recommend this book to thriller lovers, a fast paced gripping story. And yes perfectly scripted action scenes also. 

Blurb:

In 1947, a freighter in the Malacca Straits sends out a macabre distress signal. When help arrives all the officers and crew are found dead – with no visible signs of injury.

An environmental disaster in British Colombia pits Billy Bradford against Future Energy Group and its ruthless head of security, Luc Fortesque.

A devastating terror strike on the world’s grandest luxury hotel has the globe clamoring for the head of the mastermind, Sebastian Laporte.

But the three men will soon become pawns in a plot that dates back to the end of the World War 2 and the collusion between a powerful, centuries-old cabal and a rogue priest.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Book Review And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini


Book Review: And the Mountain Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

My view:

What can I say about this book, written by one of the renowned author. I have read both his previous books, he is definitely master storyteller. He is great with words and all his stories are heart touching, he has portrayed emotion, hardship and difficult time very well. In this book it shows how decision affects the life of poor people, how family split apart by poverty.

There are many stories within this novel, also many characters which are intertwined, each chapter is told from a different characters point of view. The writing is so rich that it seems you are watching a movie. You can’t compare this book with author’s previous books, although his base is always Afghanistan’s pre-war days. In this novel the last 100 pages are the most interesting, according to my view where the whole riddle is being solved. Many a times this novel gets so emotional that tears rolled through my eyes. 

This novel is another masterpiece from the author. The readers are captivated from the first page; it’s truly a page turner novel. The book is a mixture of love, loyalty, hatred, poems, war, peace, tragedies, re-union etc. The long aviated and highly anticipated book from Khaled Hosseini will not disappoint you.      

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Book Review: The Rozabal line by Ashwin Sanghi



Book Review The Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghi


*Publisher: Westland Ltd *ISBN: 978-93-81626-82-5 *Publication Year: 2007 *No of Pages: 346 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction/Thriller *Price: 250 *Rating: 3/5


My View:


I am very found of mythology, so when I got to know that Jesus Christ has a connection with India so I thought lets try this novel, and another reason why I picked this book is because Ashwin Sanghi is compared with Dan Brown. A well researched book, it’s a lot of history, science, mythology along with anagram and clues. It seems author has tried to prove that all religion is originated from Hinduism and there source is India. This book is historical cum mythological fiction. 


A tremendous research on religion, but the way of expressing is missing. I think it’s somewhat a mess by bringing too much of characters, also author was hell-bent to prove that Jesus Christ was not dead on cross rather he survived and lived his further life in India. Also many a times it was difficult to concentrate on what author is trying to convey. I am not going to write further about plot, because there are different plots, sub-plots, karma and past life regression, etc.    


After reading the book what I came to know that St Thomas, one of the twelve apostles who is said to have come in Kerala (India) to preach religion. Also author has proved his research by providing footnotes and reference links, his facts are interesting. If you are interested in research than there are many good links you might want to read.


Blurb:


A cardboard box is found on a shelf in a London library. When the mystified librarian opens it, she screams before she falls unconscious to the floor.
Within the labyrinthine recesses of the Vatican, a beautiful assassin swears she will eliminate all who do not believe in her twisted credo.


An elite army of thirteen calling itself the Lashkar-a-Talatashar has scattered around the globe. The fate of its members curiously resembles that of Christ and his Apostles. Their agenda is Armageddon.
A Hindu astrologer spots an approaching conjunction of the stars and nods to himself in grim realization of the end of the world. In Tibet, a group of Buddhist monks searches for a reincarnation, much in the way their ancestors searched Judea for the Son of God. In strife-torn Kashmir, a tomb called Rozabal holds the key to a riddle that arises in Jerusalem and gets answered at Vaishno Devi.


An American priest has disturbing visions of people familiar to him, except that they seem located in other ages. Induced into past-life regression, he goes to India to piece together the violent images. Shadowing his every move is the Crux Decussata Permuta, a clandestine society, which would rather wipe out creation than allow an ancient secret to be disclosed.


In The Rozabal Line, a thriller swirling between continents and centuries, Ashwin Sanghi traces a pattern that curls backwards to the violent birth of religion itself.