While the BB pins were doing the rounds in Facebook,
kept me engrossed on tenterhooks. The reference is to Suraj Clark Prasad'
s debut work of fiction, Baramulla Bomber
. Starting to read
the book, I thought that the figures and scientific explanations would
impediment my interest in the flow of the narrative but I was proved
wrong. Prasad's narrative is taut and keeps the reader's inquisitiveness
alive as he guides us through the story.
|An illustration from the book|
|A map showing the location of action|
Many readers have already
written about the racy style of Prasad's resembling that of Dan Brown's
and they cannot be truer. The story which is a heady concoction of
politics, cricket, quantum physics added to a love story, involves many
sub-plots which finally merge together in the main plot making the
reader wonder and wander.
|The cover page of the novel|
What strikes me about the book is the additional information
that is meticulously put together by Prasad at the end of the book. He
provides links, articles and various trivia associated with names,
incidents and places. The hungry reader who strives to dig deeper into
some of the mentions in the book is greatly satiated by the information
and being curious, I even looked up some links which enabled me to
appreciate the research done by Prasad.
Kashmir, Pakistan and China are some of the places that have
never ceased to intrigue the minds of discerning citizens of India and
Prasad very tactfully spins his tale around these places alongside
adding an exotic Sweden to the ring of operations. The development of
the characters, the advancement of the plot and the minute details of
various happenings capture the attention of the reader and ensure that
the momentum remains the same throughout the course of the novel.
A review with lots of responsibility.ReplyDelete
Wow! Sounds like an exciting read! Thanks for sharing the review, Susan!ReplyDelete
Sigh….so do I need to have an interest in Physics to understand the book? :(ReplyDelete
Baramulla Bomber will help you develop a interest in Physics :). It is written by a geek for geeks.... :)
BB, is a Techno Mythology Thriller - and has multiple elements for interest.
Trailer of the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqrRUPJqae8
Sample pages can be read from: www.clarkprasad.com
Suraj Clark Prasad