e-Book Bunker 13 epub download

e-Book Bunker 13 epub download

Author: Aniruddha Bahal
ISBN: 0571217400
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber; First Edition edition (June 5, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Action & Adventure
Size ePUB: 1687 kb
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Rating: 4.8
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e-Book Bunker 13 epub download

by Aniruddha Bahal



Bunker 13 is a box full of crazy. Not only is MM (the antihero protagonist) a corrupt, debauched sociopath, but so is everyone else around him, no matter their station in life.

Only 16 left in stock (more on the way). Bunker 13 is a box full of crazy. Bahal's take on Indian society - government, the media, the military, the police, and any other institution you can name - is breathtakingly cynical and dark, dark, dark. Everything and everyone is for sale and all things can be done with the right grease applied in the right place, especially if (like MM) you're a lunatic.

Bunker 13, a pacy first novel from the celebrated Indian investigative journalist Aniruddha Bahal . Aniruddha Bahal's fast-paced debut novel reminds me of The Naked and The Dead, Norman Mailer's literary breakthrough

Bunker 13, a pacy first novel from the celebrated Indian investigative journalist Aniruddha Bahal, reeks of authenticity. Aniruddha Bahal's fast-paced debut novel reminds me of The Naked and The Dead, Norman Mailer's literary breakthrough. Much like The Naked and The Dead, Bunker 13 is elevated by first-hand authenticity; it is no less gritty and the text is similarly revealing about the truth of war. Bahal is a journalist with impeccable credentials.

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Prior to founding Cobrapost, he co-founded Tehelka. Bahal was born in Prayagraj and is a university graduate. In 1999, he co-founded Tehelka

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BookDragon Books for the Multi-Culti Reader. A testosterone-driven adventure about a journalist with a military past who has a heyday tracking down drug smugglers, guerrillas, mobsters, and nuclear missiles.

My 32nd book of the year. com must be another expose on a political issue, in a fictionalised form. Those were the days of Anuja Chauhan's Battle for Bittora.

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Aniruddha Bahal's Bunker 13 moves at such a lightening quick pace that the reader rarely has time to think. MM spends much of the book stalking his nemesis, a Major Rodriguez, but nothing in Bunker 13 is exactly as it seems. The story takes off with MM going through paratrooper training in the Indian Special Forces, with a high octane narcotic chaser

Guns, drugs, sex and espionage in Kashmir: a novel that does for this generation what Catch 22 and Trainspotting did for theirs. Minty Mehta (a.k.a. MM) likes to play dangerously. When shooting a documentary in Kashmir about the Indian army and their conflict with the Pakistanis, he likes to indulge in a spot of parachute-jumping with Major Rodrigues, doubling the thrill with a snort of amphetamine or Lady -H on the way down. Even when a Sikh officer dies on a jump it doesn't deter them from their headlong pursuit of hedonism; but it soon becomes clear MM doesn't really trust Rodrigues, for reasons that will become apparent after a raid on a village which offers shelter to the Muslims. At Bunker 13 a massacre of civilians occurs along with the quarry but what lands in the Indian officers' possession is some very re-saleable military hardware and 100kg of the finest grade heroin you can find.
Lailace
Saw full page ad in newspaper. Sounded interesting. Plot twists were at times difficult to follow. Names,places and military abbrevs were often difficult to grasp; but l'd do it again.
Dianazius
Here is an author who needs coverage in the West....we are missing the story-teller of a generation!
Original
John Williams' review in the Guardian says it all: "Imagine Catch-22 rewritten by Hunter S. Thompson." Oh, yes.

Bunker 13 is a box full of crazy. Not only is MM (the antihero protagonist) a corrupt, debauched sociopath, but so is everyone else around him, no matter their station in life. Bahal's take on Indian society -- government, the media, the military, the police, and any other institution you can name -- is breathtakingly cynical and dark, dark, dark. Everything and everyone is for sale and all things can be done with the right grease applied in the right place, especially if (like MM) you're a lunatic. Hunter Thompson comes into the equation with the staggering quantity and variety of pharmaceuticals consumed by most of the characters in numerous atypical ways, such as during a military paradrop.

None of this is to say there's no merit to the story. To the contrary: the shenanigans and the sheer force of MM's personality and his devious schemes pulls you right along from one you-gotta-be-kidding situation to the next with just enough time to catch a breath in between (usually). MM is an unquestionably unique character, with so many layers of deception that anything seems not only possible but likely with him. At times the firehose of prose requires you to simply soak in the words and get the gist when you can.

Ultimately, this is a book to be admired rather than loved. No matter how open-minded you are, you'll find something to offend you or gross you out, or perhaps both. This is M*A*S*H on meth, Catch-22 on a bad acid trip. If that thought appeals to you, dive right into the insanity.
Via
Was it Clausewitz who said "War is the extension of diplomacy by other means"? I have to wonder if "Bunker 13" is a move to extend the author's awareness of corruption in the world of defense and military leadership in India to a wider audience. As co-founder of a Web news site, he already cracked open a long-simmering scandal in that arena. Or maybe it's just a way to make some more money from the author's seemingly encyclopedic knowledge, or just satisfy the writing urge.

What's it about? Quite a list. At first we are reading the story of Minty Mehta, "MM", an Indian journalist embedded with the forces serving in the ongoing low-intensity conflict between India and Pakistan in the Vale of Kashmir. Gradually we learn more about MM's long and complex history, including much training in the elite special forces. He is not what he seemed. There are personal rivalries and vendettas that have developed along the way. And there is his apparent alignment with one sector of the Indian Army, in helping them accumulate cash, weapons, and brownie points with the top brass in ferocious competition with another sector, even though both are notionally dedicated to conflict with the "Mossies" - the Moslems of Pakistan.

But then it seems that MM is really out mostly for himself, as he develops a gigantic scheme to sell hundreds of kilograms of seized heroin to the Russian Mafia and, incidentally, double-cross them on the deal. You will note that this is not a timid gentleman. And did I say double-cross? That's just one instance of the multiple levels of double-triple-quadruple-deception and overall cynicisn that pervade this world. Not to mention violence, sex, and other suchlike good things.

It's hard to give a short decription of a kaleidoscope. For instance, if you want to find out all about the effects of exotic pharmaceuticals, either for recreation or for extracting information under interrogation, or even pre-strengthening a person to withstand their administration, Bahal's your man. Weaponry? the effects of different rounds impacting on "the naked ape" - plenty of info. BUT - don't take everything as literally true. He tweaks you with a certain level of deliberate misdirection. For instance, a character describes the fiendish effect of "red mercury" in the SwiftArrow missile . .but wait, there's no such weapon (there is an "Arrow") and the substance is, by all accounts, an urban legend! Caveat emptor.

And, of course, as in any good thriller there are grand old plot twists near the end. But you'll have to read it to find them out.

Someone else mentioned "Catch 22" and that had also come into my mind...but the pace and the insanity level are several notches higher in this one. Almost too much so - can be too wildly frenetic - hence the 4 stars. But well worth a read!