The Son Review – Hindus Don’t Wear Turbans

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Oct 062014
 
The Son Review - Hindus Don't Wear Turbans

[T]he age of mercy is over and …the day of Judgement has arrived. But as the Messiah is running late, we have to do his job for him. – The Son by Jo Nesbo, p.299 I hate it when Western writers don’t know the basics about India or its majority Hindu inhabitants. A short while ago, I completed Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo’s latest crime thriller The Son. And you know what? The stupid fuck Nesbo thinks just because a person wears a turban (or a head bandage resembling a turban), it makes him a Hindu. Ditto with Whites in the […]

Jul 312014
 
Dear American Airlines Review - No Book Should be This Good

Dear American Airlines is one of those rare novels on which we can unabashedly lavish endless praise and hail it as an unputdownable tour de force! In just 180 pages, Jonathan Miles pens a brilliant tragicomedy the likes of which you’ll probably never encounter again. So what is Dear American Airlines about? Ha ha ha. Not an easy question to answer, kiddo. The book is many things. A lengthy profane hilarious rant punctuated with many tragic moments, an autobiography, and a wild ride metaphorically and occasionally literally (New Mexico trip for instance). Dripping comic acid as every page does, the […]

Jul 292014
 
South Indians have Ruined U.S. IT Job Market, Says New Book

Forgery, favoritism and corruption have enabled Telugus and Tamils (the South Indians referred to in the book) to dominate and ruin the U.S. IT jobs market, according to a new e-book published on Amazon. If the broken U.S. IT job market has to be fixed, the monopoly of Telugus and Tamils over these jobs must be ended, argues the author (supposedly an Indian) writing under the nom de guerre Trueblue The title of the e-book is: The Rise of South Indians: Invisible Dimension in Decline of Jobs for Americans in US Economy. It costs $3.80 on Amazon. Valid Points Although […]

Jul 212014
 
Kindle Unlimited - Indians, Stay Away

Unlike Apple or Netflix, Amazon has never had class. If you ask me, Amazon is merely a more efficient version of Walmart and the Post Office combined. What I mean is that Amazon lets you get cheap stuff delivered to your house or office fast. Kindle e-reader and Kindle tablet are both cheap plastic junk targeted at those who lack the class and the ingenuity to beg, borrow or steal an iPad. And Amazon Prime Instant Video is mostly old stuff for people who thrive on leftovers. Given my knowledge of Amazon’s lowbrow offerings, I did not expect the just […]

Jun 262014
 
No Place to Hide - So True

Top Secret NSA Slide (Source: No Place to Hide) The true measure of a person’s worth isn’t what they say they believe in, but what they will do in the defense of those beliefs. If you’re not acting on your beliefs, then they probably aren’t real. – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald, p.45 It’s the curse of every age to kneel at the feet of false prophets. In our times, millions of unthinking Americans genuflect at the altar of scum like Ronald Reagan (darling […]

May 202014
 
2 Good Niches for Indian Writers - Corruption and Cowardice

Is it the long, sun-less winters that turn Scandinavian crime fiction writers to morbid, dark thoughts of blood, gore, murder, suicide, torture, guns and knives? Or is the selection of crime fiction niche just a serendipitous move that succeeded beyond any Scandinavian novelist’s wildest hopes. Some even say Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme’s murder in 1986 was the catalyst that provided the fuel for Scandinavian crime writers to lift off into the stratosphere! Whatever. Be it a serendipitous pick or a strategic gamble, it’s worked remarkably well and turned top Scandinavian crime fictionists into rock stars. Scandinavian crime writers are […]