Monday, May 04, 2009

'The Assassination of George Bush': Power play

-By Swetha Amit

One quick glance at the title is enough to suffice curiosity within the prospective readers. Perhaps it’s the catchy headline that instantly grabs the attention with utmost interest enough to flap through the pages.

Varon B K Sharma’s write up on the same is a work of fiction interspersed with events pertaining to real life scenarios and occurrences. The book deals with a common disease prevailing in many parts of the world and has confined millions into its sphere of fear. And it’s the same dastardly syndrome which has enticed the innocent and not so innocent into its jaws of death. Terrorism is that illness which seems to have no cure as one hears of such heinous instances across the world.

The globe has witnessed several horrors in the form of brutal wars, the appalling holocaust and other catastrophes which make all the five senses bleed with horror. Yet this remains to be seen as one creating deep fissures into the society and human psyche. How and why is what the book aims to delve deep into making one indulge in cerebration about the different angles of the same issue.

The fiction starts with describing the last few days of George Bush’s presidential rule before Barack Obama takes over. Little does he realize that his visit to Iraq as his last PR attempt to restore his image in front of the whole world would lead to events bringing shame to the USA? After his speech, the next few minutes spell commotion, dismay and cries of disbelief as he is whisked away by five men. The latter prove to be the embodiment of hatred, revenge rage and extremists whose unknown purpose of kidnapping the president keeps the reader glued to the pages. Their demands astonish the US officials on calling for the entire media to broadcast this episode live. Unable to combat these 5 individuals, the story then goes on to uncover helplessness, voices of anguish, cries of injustice, the brutal game of political power play that had cost millions of lives.

Thirst for avengement comes across in a strong manner when the real motives of the fundamentalists unravel slowly. Inflicting the same helplessness they were subjected to, accusations of the cause of unwarranted war and bloodshed, enraged at the injustice, the write up goes on to bring about several aspects of terror, violence and disasters.

The assassination of George Bush is a honest work of the author written in a style comfortable for the readers to interpret and indulge in retrospection. It is bound to stir slight controversy, feelings of indignation, appreciation for its bold theme. However one can be assured of experiencing anything but indifference as its thought provoking lines invariable forces one to form an opinion.

It raises pertinent questions about this precipitating issue such as the origin of terrorism, purpose and the irony behind it. It’s an attempt to reform attitudes and beliefs in the right direction and terminate such destructive aspects amidst mankind.

As the tagline states that “It’s not just about killing”. It’s about inflicting the similar kind of pain, mental anguish, appalling conditions and make man realize that an eye for an eye will only end up in a blackout of humanity. The book brings about the religious divides and the write up aims for a better world. Can one hope for such a scenario or do they have to bear the cost of being labelled as an idealist for doing so? And yet it’s what millions are praying for earnestly.

The author’s theme of terrorism can also be traced back to the critically acclaimed Bollywood film “Black & White” where he takes credits as that of the story writer.
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Blogger KParthasarathi said...

I never knew you are into book reviews too.You seem versatile with your other interests in films and travel.Book review is not n easy job just presenting a summary of the book.It is much more.You have done admirably well in kindling the readers' interest bringing out the salient features for the readers to decide spending their money on the book.
Great job,sweta as ever.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Ayesha Parveen said...

An extremely well-written review, Swetha.

Best wishes :)

12:01 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

@KP: Thanks a lot!!Yes I am quite into serious reading and like books which make me contemplate about its characters and the underlying message.

@Ayesha: Thanks for your encouraging comments as always.:-)

12:20 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Comments on MSN:

Venkat - Dar on 5/6/2009 2:41:37 PM
Dear Swetha, Very good as usual!

Ramaswamy - Chennai on 5/6/2009 4:21:05 PM
yes very nicely written. Swetha Amit writes very well

7:44 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

astromurthy - Chennai on 5/6/2009 6:16:57 PM
The fact is George Bush killed the terrorists. He took the lead. But for him the religious mongers would have swept the world. World would have suffered as 'hell' with these religious criminals.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Vinayachandran K.T. - Cochin on 5/8/2009 10:23:45 PM
Varon B K sharma 's calibre was predicted by me in my mind for so long but I did not attempt to utter this fact toany one other than Mr.K.K.sharma who is the paternal uncle of Varon. I being the very personal friend of Varon for nearly 4 decades always expected him to deliver one day and it has happened now

2:51 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

SUNIL VOHRA - mumbai on 5/17/2009 11:07:59 PM
I guess you are right, Varon B K Sharma is a honest story teller and has written the story of the most bloodiest chapter in human history in a language which is easy to understand.Assassination Of George Bush is not a controversial book but a sensational book of fiction which scaringly sounds so so REAL. This new author Varon B K Sharma is any day a better bet than the likes of Chetan Bhagats. JAI HO

12:31 AM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

wasim khan - INDIA on 5/23/2009 4:14:16 PM
I think the book deserves a much better opening than it has got, I would not be surprised if the likes of Bush and Obama read it. They surely will learn a lot from it, even the radicals among the muslims should read this book so that they stop killing innocents for a change.

12:32 AM  
Blogger jaiprakash said...

Babe's this book i bought only after reading your review and must say it is a path breaking book. The swine flu spreading all over the world and affecting only the non muslims has been pre predicted by this author in this book which is so near to reality. Varon B K Sharma is any day better than the Chetan Bhagats.

11:25 AM  
Blogger raju said...

Varon BK Sharma has emerged as the surprise gift of 2009 for readers. Frankly speaking there is so much substance, angst and hard core realitiy in his book. Of late I have been following his articles also. There too he writes in a no holds barred manner which no Indian author has ever written, the more inp part is his articles just like his book are thought provoking and debatable.I can bet my ass this guy can rake up a storm with his next book. Eagerly awaiting it.

8:49 PM  
Blogger Whirlwind said...

Thanks for the input Raju!! Will definitely look out for his articles and his next book. Do keep visiting!

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