Thursday, December 18, 2014

Book Review: Warrior by Olivier Lafont

Introduction
  • ISIN: 9780143423638
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Publishers: Penguin Books India
  • Price: Rs. 250/- ( I received the book for review from the author)

In Mumbai, driven to its knees by a merciless blizzard, Saam the watchmender is cornered into an intolerable position. As Shiva's only earthly demigod child, it falls upon him to stop his indomitable father. Bred to war, son of destruction, Saam rides with six extraordinary companions into the horror of a crumbling world to face Shiva. He is forced to join hands with Ara, his half-brother he can never fully trust and take with him his own mortal beloved, Maya, on this desperate attempt to stop the End of Days. But his path is littered with death, danger and betrayal. Interweaving mythology, epic adventure and vintage heroism, this enthralling novel will change the way you see gods, heroes and demons.

Behind The book

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About the author

Olivier Lafont is a French writer and actor and lives in Mumbai, India. He has previously been published in South Africa. He has written many feature film screenplays. His first film opened at the Toronto Film Festival and won numerous awards worldwide. Lafont is a regular columnist with Man’s World magazine.He is also a well-known face in India due to his acting work, having appeared in Indian films such as 3 Idiots and Guzaarish, Hollywood films Bollywood Hero and Baby Sellers, as well as over seventy television commercials. Lafont graduated from Colgate University in the USA with academic distinction.You can connect with him HERE

Me thinks

A perfectly baked debut novel after a long time! WOW, the feeling was beyond expression.Honestly when I got the book for review, given the fact that it is a debut novel I had my own apprehensions but then the author has done such a mind blowing job that this one goes into my recommended list for one and all. The extensive research that must have gone behind the book shows on each and every page.

The author has written the book in a very attention grabbing manner from the first word. And from thereon he has ensured your attention doesnt waver anywhere else except the book. You are so engrossed in the story that for few moments I felt I was with him on the streets of Mumbai running along with the action happening around me and then I had to pause for a moment to catch up on my breath.

That is the power of a very amazing writer and he is one for sure. He is one author I would look out for sure given the variants he has brought out in his debut book he has left me asking for more. Be it the detailing in describing Mumbai as a city or the way he has spoken about mythology, each and every word has a long lasting impact.Superb narration, amazing plot and a perfect tightly wrapped narration.

Though it does loosen out at a few places but the over all impact is so powerful that such minor hiccups can be easily ignored. In short, an amazing read strongly recommended to one and all.

Foodie Verdict

This book is like corn patties - amazingly crisp, delicious, mouth wateringly tempting and one that melts in the mouth.

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