Saturday, April 04, 2009

Back and back and diversions and diversions

Back to the blog after a while, and to bombay after a wonderful vacation.
A long post on that later.

First a post on Sudarshan's new book -

The 65 lakh heist is a rip roaring read. A taut 200 pages, the book is an English translation of a 1977 Hindi crime classic - 65 Lakh ki Dakaiti or The 65 Lakh Heist by Surender Mohan Pathak.

The novel features Pathak's popular anti-hero Vimal, a reluctant member of a daring bank robbery that forms the heart of the novel. Set mostly in 1970s Punjab, the novel moves from heist to cross and double cross. Each chapter number is accompanied by the acetylene torch that plays a huge part in the robbery, and the book features reproductions of a few of Pathak's original covers.

A must buy-read. Read reviews here, here and here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello


just registered and put on my todo list


hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read.

9:07 PM  

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