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THE MAHABHARATA SECRET by Christopher C. Doyle

  BOOK REVIEW :  4 stars out of 5 . The Mahabharata Secret by Christopher C. Doyle is a mythological thriller that relies on ancient myths about Mahabharata. The author has done a good job of crafting a story that will keep you on edge till the end. It's clear from the book that the author has done enough research on the Indian King Ashoka and used this knowledge to form well-crafted riddles that formed part of the narrative. The story begins with the discovery of a world-threatening secret by King Ashoka who then forms a secret society to protect the secret at any cost. The plot swings back and forth in two timelines, one describing the events during the reign of Ashoka and the other detailing the efforts of Vijay and his friends to find the ancient secret. Christopher cleverly used the mythical weapons of Mahabharata to create an engaging storyline that glues the reader to the book. The author has written a good book given that this is his debut book in the series. I am willing t

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance.

  BOOK REVIEW: 5 stars out of 5. Ironman's Tony Stark is based on Elon Musk. After listening to this book, I now realize how lucky we are to have him among us. His grand vision of taking humans to Mars and his obsession with space exploration is much needed for the survival of humans. While some may dismiss Musk as fantasizing too much, they should remember that today's fantasy is tomorrow's reality. Who would have thought that a private company like Space X would revolutionize the commercial space launch business often dominated by countries? He competed against not just companies like Lockheed Martin and Bieing but against powerful countries like China and USA. All the big players wanted to see him fail but he won. He is truly a great asset to the USA and saved NASA from spending billions of dollars in the space business. He also revolutionized the electric car concept. Before him, everyone thought electric cars looked good only on paper. But he changed the way we see ele


  BOOK REVIEW : 4.3 stars out of 5 .  This is my first spy thriller book that I picked up at the suggestion of my librarian. I was not expecting anything from this book as I was not familiar with the author and his previous works. The story starts off with the bombing of a press meet, followed by the intriguing spy hunt to nab the culprits. Throughout the story, there is a constant sense of doom as the ISIS terrorists threaten to attack Paris and the rest of Europe. At the time of writing this book, ISIS was in the process of expanding its territory. Events in this book seem very close to reality as the author predicts the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate in some parts of Iraq. Before reading this book, I had no idea that Jews in Paris live in a constant state of fear. The rosy worldview of Europe makes us think that Europe is a safe place for anyone. The story is captivating from the beginning, but I felt an adrenaline rush when the spymasters decide to infiltrate the terrorist