THE URBAN SOLACE BOOK LOVER’S CLUB – DECEMBER 2013 MEET
CATEGORY: BOOK READING, MEET THE AUTHOR, BOOK SIGNING
BOOK UNDER REVIEW FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2013:
Name of the Book: ‘Mr. Majestic' by Zac O'Yeah
VENUE: URBAN SOLACE – CAFÉ FOR THE SOUL
ADDRESS: 32 ANNASWAMY MUDALIAR ROAD, BANGALORE 560 042 (OPPOSITE ULSOOR LAKE, BETWEEN TAMIL SANGAM AND FOTO FLASH)
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• Book Reading by the author
• Discussion on the book
• Get a glimpse into the soul of the author
• Books on sale
• Book Signing
About the Author:
Zac O'Yeah is the author of Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan (2010) and Mr. Majestic! (2012) published by Hachette India. He worked in the theatre and music business in Sweden until he retired early, at 25, to come to India. His 12 published books range from bestselling detective fiction to history and travelogue, and he has also translated Indian literature into Swedish.
About the Book: “Mr. Majestic!”
Hari Majestic is an unlikely detective: a reformed tout and small-time conman who finds it increasingly difficult to carry on doing his job with a pure mind. The offer to investigate the disappearance of a tourist in Bengaluru seems at first like a great career improvement, but it turns out that there's more to the mystery than meets the eye. Soon Hari Majestic begins to doubt his own survival and reincarnation chances.
About the Curator:
Christina Daniels is a writer, photographer and communications specialist. She writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her books include "I'll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan" and "Ginger Soda Lemon Pop". She has also co-authored "Mindblogs 1.0".
What the media has to say about ‘Mr. Majestic':
“Among the many genre pleasures of Mr. Majestic! is a redolently pulpy Indian thriller that doubles as authentic Bangalore noir. Zac O'Yeah and Hari Majestic local firang pulpmeister and international local detective arrive on the scene of the crime to give us an amusing, zippy, suspenseful mystery that will have you properly sandalwooded and Bangalored, Majestic style.” --- Pradeep Sebastian, author of The Groaning Shelf and Other Instances of Book Love.
“Zac O'Yeah's crime fiction is quirky, amusing and teeming with unforgettable characters. A deliciously waggish take on modern India with all its idiosyncrasies and complexities.” ---Tarquin Hall, author of the “Vish Puri” series
“A novel set in Bangalore that's not quite like anything done before in the English language. Gloriously, unabashedly Technicolor with full-on frontal lighting, over-the-top escapades and sheer joy seeping out of every frame.” --- Outlook Magazine
“Your brain will be sharpened, and your gut ought to enjoy the roller-coaster ride.” ---Timeout Magazine
“O'Yeah's slick prose makes for a racy read, an ideal pick-me-up to relieve the tedium of a long journey or miserably hot summer afternoon. But the real fun lies in discovering that Mr. Majestic is an authentic Indian thriller, rather than a Western prototype shoehorned into an Indian setting. It is a masala crime caper, set to the rhythms - that word again - of Indian life, language and geographies.” --- The Hindu Literary Review
“If you enjoy psychedelic writing, with lashings of humour and a satisfying whodunnit all rolled in one, yep, this could be the book for you.” --- Postnoon Newspaper
“It's a narrative so filmi, you almost expect a song-and-dance sequence. A trip worth taking.” --- The Indian Express