Hi, Friends! I would like to introduce to all of you, my spiritual and philosophical satire, "The Molecular Slaves". The book is a spiritual laugh riot where I have questioned the basic precepts and our preconditioned reflex-like responses to various kinds of stimuli human behaviors, starting from the irrelevant and hilarious, up to the heinous, evil, grievous and devilish functions. In some ways, I want to reprieve the entire humanity from its collective burden of shame and guilt. I have argued that there is more to this life and existence than that what meets the eye and also the intellect. In the process, I have also tried to rid mankind of some very lofty vainglorious fallacies that we harbor about ourselves in a very humorous manner. The book is 'Delightfully Thought-Provoking" as per critics and also hilariously funny at the same time. I would request everybody to read the reviews. I am also attaching the editorial review by the internationally famed and much respected Kirkus Literary Magazine. The link to buy the book on Amazon is http://www.amazon.in/Molecular-Slaves-Biju-Vasudevan/dp/1515245101/ref=la_B00O77ACDM_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492429990&sr=1-2 My other books including the rib-tickling comedy cum horror story for children 'Yakshipuram", erotic horror adventure 'Kamayakshipuram', suspense action thriller 'Lying in State' and the tear-jerker of an action thriller 'The Contract" and the collection of 117 traditional and classical English poetic works "The Onam Rhyme and Other Passages from Time" are all up on www.amazon.com/author/bijuvasudevan Wish you all a very happy, fulfilling and fun-filled reading. Thank you all for your precious time. Regards and Respects to all. KIRKUS REVIEW OF MY BOOK 'THE MOLECULAR SLAVES' It's always an honor to be reviewed by the highly respected Kirkus Literary magazine. And to get those notoriously hard to please and miserly Kirkus Reviewers to say a few good things about you is the icing on the cake.I am sharing the editorial review of my book 'The Molecular Slaves" by the world renowned and highly respected and influential Kirkus Literary Magazine of USA. Some good things, and some bad, as is usual with the infamously caustic and ruthless Kirkus reviewers.But the biggest compliment they gave me was " Vasudevan (Lying in State, 2016, etc.) hooks readers into his journey with a hilariously dour tone of which Kurt Vonnegut would approve;" THE KIRKUS REVIEW A humorous sermon explores the many ways that molecules undermine humanity’s connection with God.The philosophical discussion begins when the narrator informs his neighbor that humans have been enslaved by the molecules that constitute them. “Man,” readers are told, “continues to live in a fool’s paradise while the atoms...wreak havoc and hellfire on our frail, gullible, and susceptible selves.” Naturally, the neighbor is incredulous. The discourse then moves into various amusing examples illustrating that molecules—like testosterone, which causes hair, sexual urges, and violence—are against humans. Molecules are also responsible for the dynamic between stationary plants and the animals that harvest them for survival. As for humans, the narrator calls them the seekers, emphasizing their insatiable search for knowledge and fresh material with which to expand their influence on Earth. Further chapters cover such subjects as the advent of machines (including weapons of war) and the battle between molecules (which are temporal) and the soul (which is eternal) as well as the devil and the divine. The disquisition closes with a two-part segment called “The War Within” that examines an individual’s need to separate the essence of humanity from the base desires of the senses, and in doing so improve the world. Vasudevan (Lying in State, 2016, etc.) hooks readers into his journey with a hilariously dour tone of which Kurt Vonnegut would approve; the evil molecules, he says, were “biding their time in a relentless quest to snuff out the remaining vestiges of human joy and dignity in me.” However, it may not be readily apparent to readers that this isn’t merely a curmudgeonly enumeration of modern life’s ills (like too many choices at a sub shop), but a religious work. In the final third, Vasudevan’s snarky tone dissolves in favor of earnest moralizing. And yet with certain important topics, like whether or not animals have souls, he proves intellectually timid, and even undercuts his message by stating, “It is not as if I know a lot about all that I have been waxing eloquent about here.” Though his aim for a better world remains just, the author’s cynicism toward modernity defines the piece. The link to the review is https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/biju-vasudevan/the-molecular-slaves/
THE DELIGHTFULLY THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND HILARIOUSLY FUNNY 'THE MOLECULAR SLAVES'
Author, Poet, Guitarist and Vocalist. Author of " Yakshipuram, "The Contract", "The Molecular Slaves", KAMAYAKSHIPURAM, LYING IN STATE and the Poet who wrote "The Onam Rhyme and Other Passages from Time", "The One That Got Away And Other Random Thoughts" and "A Baby, A Man And Some Times"
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Poet, Composer, and Performer of "Heal Me".