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FULL BLACK BY BRAD THOR: A Review

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Brad Thor’s greatest achievement is the courage to expose, using the language of fiction, the most double-tongued enemy of humanity at the moment—terrorism. One the one hand, our society supports murderers and terrorists in the name of political correctness, and on the other, accepts victimization as a natural course of things. In Full Black, Brad Thor is evidently intolerant toward double standards of all kind.
A thriller is supposed to hook the reader from the first page and take him or her on a journey of excitement, fulfilling adventures, and invigorating drama. Full Black offers it all in full quantities. Action and bloodshed are common in American thrillers. Full Black is no exception. This is the beauty of Full Black that it knows its way around in the maze of the craft as well as in the business of thrilling a reader. The novel gives us another adventure in the life of Brad Thor’s celebrated protagonist Scot Harvath.
Former Navy SEAL Team 6 member Scot Harvath realizes that a …

MOUNT SERMON: BOOK RELEASED!

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“Anu Lal, has done it again! A new Salman Rushdie in the making!"
___Siggy Buckley
Author, Next Time Lucky
Dear all, The moment of childbirth, to see the graceful face of that new born, is one in a lifetime occasion. What I feel right now is not less than that. I am joyous to announce that my fifth book, Mount Sermon has been released in Amazon Kindle Store, as expected.
Here is the link for the book page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015923JX8

MAKE THIS BOOK YOUR WEEKEND READ

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Mount Sermon is my fifth book. In Mount Sermon, I have attempted to perfect one of my well acclaimed strategies in fiction, which is, a story inside a story. 
In Mount Sermon, I have attempted to tell the story of a storyteller. Within the story of this amazing man, you may also discover the story of another gifted man. I would not want to reveal all the surprises here. But I can tell you, with Mount Sermon, I have taken my craft to a whole new level.

MOUNT SERMON AND REVENGE

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Vengeance is an all too human phenomenon, an emotional state that may separate man from beast. The paradox is that this very state transforms one’s humanity into the worst thinkable nightmare. In Mount Sermon, I tell the story of Kathik, who encounters a moment of choice. I would like to share with you a wallpaper my team designed for Mount Sermon, pre-release anticipatory campaign.
Mount Sermon will be released in Kindle on 11 September 2015.

SOME STORIES MAKE YOU CRY

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News! News! News!
My new book is a novella titled Mount Sermon. Today, I would like to share with you a wall paper my designing team has prepared for creating in readers an emotional empathy with the characters and mood of the story.
More updates are on the way. Stay here, and listen. 

INDIAN FESTIVAL OF ONAM: Debating Regulations

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Part-3 The longing for Onam’s past is a pain one shelters in the deep recesses of one’s mind and intends to reproduce at will. This involves certain defeat. No one can replicate what they tell you in a story. It’s the storyteller’s version played out in your imagination. Your version may be miles away from the version the storyteller had actually told you. Such nostalgic past may have a bearing in reality. I don’t want to negate it and hurt someone. But that reality may be doubly removed by the time it reaches us through a television show.
If Onam is a Hindu festival, maintaining the powerful nostalgic content associated with it, there is no religious nostalgia with it, for as I said, even Christian churches make floral carpets and partake in the festivity by serving feasts on the occasion of Thiruvonam, the prime day among the four-day festivities. On the other hand, if Onam is an agricultural festival and the Hindu imagery associated with Onam is a way of responding to ‘culture’ in H…