Book Title: Baramulla Bomber
Author: Clark Prasad
Price: Rs. 395 (On the book cover)
Synopsis (On the back of the cover)
AN ANCIENT WEAPON FROM THE VEDAS & BIBLE
ONCE HUNTED BY THE NAZIS
POWERED BY THE SOUND OF UNIVERSE
REBORN WITH HELP OF QUANTUM PHYSICS
GOING TO BE UNLEASHED ON TO THE WORLD
AND KASHMIR HOLDS ITS SECRET
Multiple intelligence agencies are tracking Mansur Haider, a god-fearing aspiring cricketer from Kashmir. His girlfriend, Aahana Yajurvedi, is trying to locate her missing mountaineering team, who vanished after a mysterious earthquake strikes Shaksgam Valley.
Investigating Mansur and the Shaksgam Valley incident is Swedish intelligence officer, Adolf Silfverskiold, whose only relationship to god consists of escorting his girlfriend to Church.
A dual China-Pakistan battlefront scenario facing the Indian Home Minister, Agastya Rathore, whose ancestors carry a prehistoric secret linked to the stars. He is faced with the challenge of finding a lasting solution to the Kashmir crisis.
Which Biblical Weapon was Tested in Shaksgam Valley? Why is Mansur Haider Important? Is There a Solution to the Kashmir Crisis? Can Destiny be Controlled? Does a Cosmic Religion Exist?
As you can see in the synopsis, this story has it all: vedic knowledge about the workings of the universe, James Bond’s movie type plot wherein the villain is all set to explode a powerful bomb, international politics, and our crazy love for cricket. All these ingredients are beautifully blended in most of the story; however, somewhere along the line, the story does leave you thirsty despite giving you plenty of water to drink.
Like all the thrillers, the story is plot driven and it doesn’t have much character development. What I loved the most in the story was the use of actual facts like real political situations, vedic scripts and scientific concepts.
The end, however, left me unsatisfied. To me it felt like it was hastily wrapped up without going into much detail on how the situation was tackled. Also, in various places, all I could see was loop holes. But again, this book is the first of the trilogy and so might be these loopholes are the basis of the upcoming parts! Whatever may be the case, it was a good read overall.
Ratings: 6 out of 10
Grammar and Punctuation: Wrong usage of grammar and punctuations totally put me off the stories and this book was impeccable in this aspect. My rating would be 2 out of 2.
Flow of the Story: The story starts at the present day and then it goes back, and then again after coming back to the present, it goes back. I found this to and fro moving around bit confusing, leading me to going back to the earlier read pages to get the timing of the incident right. Certain events and characters needed more description, while certain events were elaborated needlessly for me. Consequently, 1 out of 2 for the flow of the story.
Concept: The concept was good, although not a unique one. Looking at the trend of movies being made out of best-selling novels, this book stands a good chance for the movie. I would rate 1 out of 2 for the concept.
Reaction: Overall, the book is a good read and it’s a great one-time read. 2 out of 4 for reaction.
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