Posts Tagged ‘thriller novel’

Hannibal ”Hannibal” is 3rd book in Hannibal Lecter series. Lecter is one of the most appalling,brilliant, classy, terrifying, ruthless and popular characters of fiction world. Widely known as ‘Hannibal the Cannibal’. I agree its hard to live up to the success of ”The Silence of the Lambs”. But author had done pretty good job with this book. Other than ”not as good as expected” ending I liked the book.

After 7 years of Dr. Lecter’s escape he is back but this time to help  FBI agent Clarice Starling, the woman who once stood for him and in a way responsible for his escape.  FBI agent Clarice Starling is facing some serious issues and Lecter wants to help her. But there is someone out there waiting for his revenge on Dr.Lecter, who is more than willing to do anything to get to him. Clarice Starling is going to be pawn for corrupt people who take orders from insane multimillionaire.

My rating is 3. I wanted to give 4 but then the ending was not at all satisfying. I almost felt like Thomas Harris went out of his way to include tawdry little details in his book and that cheapened it.

*Spoilers Alert*

  • did we really need a body-building lesbian sister, after her brother’s sperm?
  • did we need to feed a man, parts of his own brain?
  • did we need man eater Pigs?
  • Did we need Clarice Starling to get brain dead and follow Dr. Lecter?

I wanted more actions from Clarice Starling‘s side and there was not much. I liked how the actions and suspense played in the story but I am disappointed with the ending. More than crime thriller it felt like a sappy romantic ending. There is more book in the series – ”Hannibal Rising” I think its about Lecter’s childhood life, so the story of Clarice Starling almost ends here.

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Jugari Cross of KPPTKannada language is the first language I learned to speak as a baby. And its the first one I learned to read and write. Even though now I don’t read and write much of it, I always have a warm feeling towards this language. Because this language is close to my heart and more than anything its mine. I have read lot of novels in Kannada, in fact first novel I read was Kannada novel ”Navilu Thota” (Meaning: Peacock Garden) which was translation of some Hindi or Urdu novel I don’t remember now. There are lot of famous novelists like Kuvempu, S. L Bhyrappa, Girish Karnad, Triveni, K. P Purnachandra Tejaswi.

This novel Jugari is written by K.P Purnachandra Tejaswi. Jugari Cross is for real, it is actual place in Karnataka. I have never been there so I hope geography mentioned in this story is also real. It is a super suspense thriller woven around the  incidents that occur with an ordinary  couple’s life. But if you think it is going to be a romantic novel then you are wrong. It has philosophy, literature, the principles of global economies and also about Mafia gang. Suresh and Gowri are couples who are about to sell cardamom in market. But instead of getting few thousands they get Lacks for their Cardamom which is quite unbelievable. Till then everything is slow moving but after that it is run for life. There are people following them but not sure for what. Meanwhile on his run with his wife, Suresh meets his college friend Rajappa who  mysteriousely bumped into him with a book which has more than what a normal person should know. Now Suresh knows whats happening around him.

I liked Suresh and Gowri’s character because they are way cooler than what I expected them to be. Sometimes it is funny how Gowri is so careless. I totally enjoyed reading this book. I read it with in 2 days, actually I could have read it in a day but then I was at my parents place and I was visiting my patents after a year so had lots to talk to them. This book was lying in my mom’s bookshelf and couldn’t resist 🙂 It is really a wonderful read.

My rating: 4 out of 5. This book is translated to English, if someone is interested in wonderful thriller can buy this book from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?index=books&linkCode=qs&keywords=1450573525

Jugari Cross English

House RulesI think cats have Asperger‘s. Like me, they‘re very smart. And like me, sometimes they simply need to be left alone

– Jacob ”House Rules” by Jodi Picoult

This is the third Jodi Picoult book I’ve read, the first two being “Picture Perfect” and “My Sister’s Keeper”. I liked both the books but one thing I found similar, that is  illness. May be its memory loss as in ”Picture Perfect” or it is leukemia as in ”My sister’s keeper”.  For my surprise ”House Rules” is also about a medical condition and here it is Asperger‘s syndrome. I have read recently a book about autism (”Curious Case of Dog in the Night Time” where the main character has autism) and found similar symptoms. I am not sure if both Asperger‘s and autism falls into same category.

I love the story line in this book, but it seemed to drag on forever! Emma Hunt is single mother taking care of her eighteen-year-old son Jacob who has Asperger‘s and Theo her 15 year old normal son. Asperger’s syndrome, a disorder characterized by a compulsive attachment to order and routine, a tendency to take comments literally, hypersensitivity to bright lights, human touch, and scratchy fabrics, a reluctance to make eye contact, lack of empathy, painful bluntness, and difficulty relating to others. Theo loves his brother but being normal makes him neglected. Jacob is found of crime busters series and loves to set up his own crime scene at home with corn syrup for Emma to find out the crime. He is  not friendly with everyone but he is very close to his tutor Jess. One fine day she goes missing and Jacob is murder suspect. Who killed Jess? Why Jacob was suspected? Will he be able to prove his innocence when he can’t even make eye contact?

Its a time pass story, my rating : 3 out of 5. Wanted to give 2 but the thriller story line increased my rating. Its a good book if you are mystery fan. Book started off well with lot of suspense in it, but sadly by end there was hardly suspense left.

Someone is BleedingAfter reading the mind blowing novel ” I Am Legend” I started looking for more books from author Richard Matheson. I found this novel which was first published in 1953 ”Someone is Bleeding” it is a thriller novel with full of suspense. I finished  reading this book in a day. I appreciate the author for his creative ideas and wonderful suspense.

Someone is Bleeding is the story of young author David Newton who visits California to write his novel. There he falls in love with beautiful young woman Peggy who tells she is divorced. But life is not that simple when he comes to know that Peggy is in her lawyer’s control who also used to be good friend of David in college days and has some personal reason to hate later. When he learns from her lawyer that Peggy is not divorced but her husband was killed by her,his nightmare starts. Then series of murder with ice pick starts around him. Who is the murderer? What is exactly the point behind this murders?

I found the plot little bit messy other than that it was very successful in creating the tension and building the curiosity while reading. I am looking forward to read more books from this author because his writing style is unique.