The secret of the Nagas
Author: Amish Tripati
Published by: Westland ltd.
The second in the trilogy promised by Amish, I have not the read the first one, but this has inspired me to read it.
Calling an amarachitra katha induced thriller is also belittling the author’s craft. Though I guess that is the nearest identification that our generation that grew on amarchitra katha can give it.
Amish has beautifully demystified the mythology making it very interesting. If I were to call it a mythological thriller I would be ignoring the imparting of philosophy.
Amish has definitely understood the ancient art of storytelling, in the tradition of Vishnu Sharma and Dandin, of dispensing philosophy and politics through the vehicle of trendy story telling.
The author has presented the legend of Shiva-Sati along with Daksha,Kali, and Ganesh very craftily and compellingly.
I am definitely looking forward to reading the third book The oath of the Vayuputras.
The Art thief,
by Noah Charney
Published by Atria books USA in 2007 and CBS Company Great Britain in 2008
The book tries be a thriller fiction.
The story is based round art crimes, involving the theft of the highly scholastic and skilled world of art theft and forgery. Though an interesting plot the presentation tends to wean towards becoming a documentary instead of a racy grip your attention thriller.
Focus is neither art nor detection the books strikes a via media which is what makes it a little bland.
Good single reading book.
The last testament
I have never been to the Holy land, or bothered much about politics and the issues of religious politics.
When I read started reading it is was just a whodunits for me,
But the author skillfully wades through the political structure of peace keeping,at Israel. At times I wondered how he would get out of giving a definite inheritance declared by the will of father Abraham. Skillfully he talks of peaceful co-existence.
What I really appreciated was the use of the online secondlife, game as a character in plotting.
A definite worthwhile read for all archeology and political thriller enthusiasts.
By Dan Brown,
Seems to have been inspired by a 1996 Bill Clinton speech, ”if this discovery is confirmed it will surly be one of the most stunning insights into our universe, that science has ever uncovered, its implications are far reaching and awe-inspiring as can imagined, even as it promises ot answer our oldest question it poses still others even more fundamental”
The template very similar to his da vinci code, Brown has set the story in the back of drop of NASA and American politics, what is amazing is the presentation of oceanography . despite the familiar, master manipulator i.e. the master in da Vinci code and the controller here, the fall guys, he still manages to catch your attention.
The Delta force, the national reconnaissance office, the space frontier foundation are all factual like his Opus Dei.