BOOK REVIEW OF- hunger: A thrilling suspense
By- TANZEELA K. HASSAN
· Paperback: 136 pages
· Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (March 17, 2017)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 1544673191
· ISBN-13: 978-1544673196
THE PLOT IN BRIEF-
Adam was arrogant and egocentric New Yorker. He loved to live alone and cherished his life a lot. No boundaries. No limitations. No one to answer to. Yet he felt hollow. There was something missing from his life, and the insatiable hunger was killing him. Then came the day that changed everything. Adam received a suspect able letter from his grandmother in Pakistan, requesting him to visit her, offering him to learn about his late parents. She was his only family he had left, though he never knew anything about her before then. Will he fulfil her wish? What will happen if he does? Will he be able to fulfil his Hunger? Iman was dejected by her life. Yet she wanted to try hard to save her marriage, Deal with such situations positively was her one way ticket to happiness. Will she be able to cope with the hardships of her new life? The BOOK deals with lots of thrilling suspense mixed together with the most adventurous expedition that one could ever enjoy. So the readers looking for realistic thriller with lots of suspense here’s your chance
For the last several days I’ve had the sudden and general urge to buy a new book. I’ve stopped off at a few bookstores around the city, and while I’ve looked at hundreds and hundreds of books in that time, I have not found the one book that will satisfy my urge. It’s not as if I don’t have anything to read; there’s a tower of perfectly good unread books next to my bed, not to mention the shelves of books in the living room I’ve been meaning to reread. I find myself, maddeningly, hungry for the next one, as yet unknown. I no longer try to analyze this hunger; I capitulated long ago to the book lust that’s afflicted me most of my life. I know enough about the course of the disease to know I’ll discover something soon. That’s hunger all about. The title itself gives us a prologue of the suspense with adventure. The author has very beautifully portrayed the title giving us a hint of creativity and at the same time suspense. Creativity is paradoxical. To create, a person must have knowledge but forget the knowledge, must see unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder, must work hard but spend time doing nothing as information incubates, must create many ideas yet most of them are useless, must look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different, must desire success but embrace failure, must be persistent but not stubborn, and must listen to experts but know how to disregard them.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
I have managed not to finish certain books. With barely a twinge of conscience, I hurl down what bores me or doesn’t give what I crave: ecstasy, transcendence, a thrill of mysterious connection. For, more than anything else, readers are thrill-seekers, though I don’t read thrillers, not the kind sold under that label, anyway. They don’t thrill; only language thrills. yes it’s true that The only life worth living is the adventurous life. Of such a life the dominant characteristic is that it is unafraid. It is unafraid of what other people think. It does not adapt either its pace or its objectives to the pace and objectives of its neighbours. It thinks its own thoughts; it reads its own books. It develops its own hobbies, and it is governed by its own conscience. The herd may graze where it pleases or stampede where it pleases, but he who lives the adventurous life will remain unafraid when he finds himself alone. I really loved the atmosphere which the author creates using Adam as the catalyst. To err is to wander and wandering is the way we discover the world and lost in thought it is the also the way we discover ourselves. Being right might be gratifying but in the end it is static a mere statement. Being wrong is hard and humbling and sometimes even dangerous but in the end it is a journey and a story. Who really wants to stay at home and be right when you can don your armor spring up on your steed and go forth to explore the world True you might get lost along get stranded in a swamp have a scare at the edge of a cliff thieves might steal your gold brigands might imprison you in a cave sorcerers might turn you into a toad but what of what To mess up is to find adventure: it is in the spirit that this book is written.
Another element portrayed throughout the plot is Mystery. Our ignorance can be divided into problems and mysteries. When we face a problem, we may not know its solution, but we have insight, increasing knowledge, and an inkling of what we are looking for. When we face a mystery, however, we can only stare in wonder and bewilderment, not knowing what an explanation would even look like. I had read somewhere that Fasting from any nourishment, activity, involvement or pursuit—for any season—sets the stage for God to appear. Fasting is not a tool to pry wisdom out of God’s hands or to force needed insight about a decision. Fasting is not a tool for gaining discipline or developing piety (whatever that might be). Instead, fasting is the bulimic act of ridding ourselves of our fullness to attune our senses to the mysteries that swirl in and around us.
Excepting a few editing errors I loved the plot and the sense of adventure amalgamated with thrill in it.
Overall I would like to rate the book 45 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
1. Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10
2. Net emotions in the story- 9/10
3. Usage of words and phrases-8/10
4. The title, cover and the illustration-10/10
5. The net impact on the readers- 9/10
KUDOS TO TANZEELA K. HASSAN
Tanzeela k. Hassan, is an emerging Pakistani novelist. After finishing her Postgraduate degree in Foods and Nutrition with a baby in her hands, she’s now a mother of four and currently a stay-at-home manager. Art is in her blood, from her parents to her siblings each and every being in her family excels in some kind of art. When asked about how she developed a her taste for writing, she replied, “Our father, who’s an artists turned writer himself, encouraged us to take our sketchbooks and notepads wherever we travelled and to make important notes of our travel details, as well as to sketch scenes along our way. He would then encourage us to write something on our trip, saying that we should use all our experiences to increase our creativity.” Being a citizen of a third world country. She finds it her duty to let the world know about the positivity and beauty her native country possess. Her upcoming projects includes her very first Travelogue across Pakistan, RoadTrip.pk to be published at amazon, a humor story, Her Jinn for a webazine and not to mention a sequel to Hunger, KHAN – A Mujahid khan Thriller.