[ Free Audible ] Bullets and TrainAuthor Adeerus Ghayan – Bilb-weil.de

Bullets and Train is a fast paced action thriller that raises the critical issue of terrorism and explores the sentimental and environmental forces which trap an individual in this abyss The novel grapples with the message that drone attacks give rise to anger, revenge and hate And anything that fuels any of these emotions cannot really tackle terrorism This novel also discusses the contributing factors to the recent surge in terrorism which continue to be illiteracy, joblessness and oppressive and corrupt regimes Bullets and Train is set in the backdrop of Afghan War The Taliban and Al Qaeda steal a tactical nuclear bomb and agencies of four countries have to work together to track it before it is used in a terrorist plot A US soldier is kidnaped by the Taliban from Afghanistan and held captive in Pakistan In the meanwhile a train is hijacked in Singapore as part of a mega terrorist plot Review ProsExcellent PaceWonderful Story andTold from a perspective based on ground realities ConsEnglish andEnglish


10 thoughts on “Bullets and Train

  1. Sofia Sofia says:

    Bullets and Train is written by a Pakistani author Adeerus Ghayan Topic is US drone attacks on Pakistan Although the novel is being promoted as such but it is only at the end that we understand HOW drones are linked with the central plot.Taliban grab a tactical nuclear bomb from the US army in Afghanistan The bomb is taken to Pakistan and then finally to Singapore It is part of a terror plot in which the terrorists hijack a train in Singapore Pakistan, Singapore and Malaysia then work toge Bullets and Train is written by a Pakistani author Adeerus Ghayan Topic is US drone attacks on Pakistan Although the novel is being promoted as such but it is only at the end that we understand HOW drones are linked with the central plot.Taliban grab a tactical nuclear bomb from the US army in Afghanistan The bomb is taken to Pakistan and then finally to Singapore It is part of a terror plot in which the terrorists hijack a train in Singapore Pakistan, Singapore and Malaysia then work together to stop the terrorists.Pace was too much for my taste Had to go back a couple of times If you want to read this, then you need time Although it is not a huge novel, you will need to read each and every page and sentence.A very different style of writing Don t know if it is related to writer s command on English language or a Pakistani style I haven t read anything I think from a Pakistani writer before There are a few grammatical mistakes but nothing that hinders the flow of reading I usually expect this from a writer who is using English as a second language.Understandably, the novel is from a Pakistani s perspective that drones attacks are no good towards ending terrorism Can t argue there But it leaves a lot of questions unanswered Also, a fewdetails wouldn t have dented novel s pace but would have made reading enjoyable


  2. Chand Ir Chand Ir says:

    One of the two books I ve read from Pakistani authors the other being The Reluctant Fundamentalist Incidentally both are on terrorism but that s the only thing which is common.Bullets and Train is an extremely fast paced thriller and I won t be surprised if it is turned into a movie Adeerus has tried to explain that terrorism is being fueled by revenge, poverty, illiteracy and so forth Another theme of the novel is the nexus between the criminals and the terrorists The terrorists rely on th One of the two books I ve read from Pakistani authors the other being The Reluctant Fundamentalist Incidentally both are on terrorism but that s the only thing which is common.Bullets and Train is an extremely fast paced thriller and I won t be surprised if it is turned into a movie Adeerus has tried to explain that terrorism is being fueled by revenge, poverty, illiteracy and so forth Another theme of the novel is the nexus between the criminals and the terrorists The terrorists rely on the criminal enterprise to achieve their nefarious designs We also see another side of the terrorists, where religious fundamentalists use religion for personal gain a view that I think hasn t been explored in Western literature.Story is simple a nuclear bomb is stolen, transported to Singapore and terrorists threaten to detonate it Malaysian and Singaporean authorities try to neutralize the terrorists with help from Pakistan s ISI.A recommended read


  3. Kate Gates Kate Gates says:

    The novel starts as a fast pace thriller, right from the first page Pretty so so with introducing the characters, don t know whether its the author s style or lack of literary skill or an attempt to introduce mind boggling fast pace, nonetheless, its not noticeable due to the lightning pace of the novel During the novel it seems that many of the incidents and characters are irrelevant i forgot about some as well until the end when it turns out to be connected For such a short novel a lot is The novel starts as a fast pace thriller, right from the first page Pretty so so with introducing the characters, don t know whether its the author s style or lack of literary skill or an attempt to introduce mind boggling fast pace, nonetheless, its not noticeable due to the lightning pace of the novel During the novel it seems that many of the incidents and characters are irrelevant i forgot about some as well until the end when it turns out to be connected For such a short novel a lot is in there Understandably the book is from Pakistani perspective, as its written by a Pakistani.As for plot, it is a revenge novel A terrorist masterminds a complicated plot in order to avengeMajority of the plot takes place in Afghan Pakistani border and Singapore It is linked with the Al Qaeda plot to blow up US Embassy in Singapore I think its an attempt to make the plotrealistic and believable.The author has tried to convey the message that drone attacks breed terrorism and the best way to fight terrorists is by education I agree here with the author A good message.The action is good, continues throughout the novel right up till the end No dull moment I definitely enjoyed the book


  4. Benjamin Spurlock Benjamin Spurlock says:

    While this book had a lot of promise, the numerous mechanical grammatical errors and the awkward phrasing made the book unreadable for me As a random example from just the page I gave up on, Although Josh s assignment was on a chopper but it had been sent back for major repairs and the new one hadn t arrived, making him available for assignment with the ground strike force The rest of the book that I d read had similar problems, and again, while the story had some promise, that standard of w While this book had a lot of promise, the numerous mechanical grammatical errors and the awkward phrasing made the book unreadable for me As a random example from just the page I gave up on, Although Josh s assignment was on a chopper but it had been sent back for major repairs and the new one hadn t arrived, making him available for assignment with the ground strike force The rest of the book that I d read had similar problems, and again, while the story had some promise, that standard of writing just doesn t earnreading Likewise, the early chase scene doesn t make sense save in an action movie style, which severely detracts from an apparent attempt to be arealistic story Things like breaking a four story fall on the bad guy s body, or jumping a motorcycle from an overpass onto a truck, or shooting blindly through a car roof and hitting the driver in the leg, all work well in a movie, but they don t translate so well on the written page In good conscience, I can neither finish this book, nor recommend it to anyone else


  5. Khalil Ahmed Khalil Ahmed says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here i want to read this book first