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You will have to explain this to the court," Justice Kotwal had said. Mr Gonsalves was arrested by the Pune police under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act after raids at residences and offices of several activists in connection with the Elgar Parishad case. The police had claimed provocative speeches made at the Parishad on December 31, were responsible for the caste violence around Koregaon Bhima village in Pune district the next day during an event to commemorate the th anniversary of the Battle of Koregaon Bhima.

Dalits celebrate the anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle every year as they believe that the Army of the British comprising 'Mahars' or scheduled caste soldiers had defeated the forces of the Brahmin Peshwas. Police are probing alleged Naxal links in organising the Parishad, which was held at historic Shaniwarwada in Pune. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for latest news and live news updates. Home All India. NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter. You win some you lose some. Aug 28, Billy Buttons rated it it was amazing.

I liked every minute of it. The author works hard to help the reader to understand the minds of the characters and why they do what they do. The plot is excellent and the ending totally satisfying. The hero is, well, heroic and the adventure is exciting. For the most part, a thoroughly entertaining novel. A complicated read with a large number of plots and characters. I enjoyed it very much, but I had to work. Good to read an author who is not dumbing everything down.

I will be looking for the next. Dark where it needs to be, this will fulfill the needs of any Hunger Games fans.

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But this is even darker! Oct 26, Jolie rated it really liked it. I should be banned from reading post-apocalyptic books. While I like them, they usually scare me half to death. Then my imagination goes into overdrive and I end up having nightmares about the book. I do consider that a good thing well not at the time but afterward. It shows that the author has gotten under my skin and made me think about what I was reading.

The After War made me have I should be banned from reading post-apocalyptic books. The After War made me have nightmares. I kept dreaming that I was in Alice and the bad guys carried out the threat that they made to Simon in the cornfield. The After War starts with Brian and Steven getting ready to emerge from their underground bunker. In the 2 years that they were underground, the world changed. There was a catastrophic war that was accompanied by a disease. Both of those killed off most of the people in America. Brian and Steven were sent to their underground bunker by their Uncle Al, a high-ranking general in the Army.

Al knew what was coming and wanted to protect them. They had strict instructions while living in the bunker. The most important one being…. The other one, they need to leave on or after the date marked off on their calendar. Not before because they could risk the disease still being around. Which was easier said than done. Simon was the youngest son of a wealthy man.

He was sent to Canada, to his parents secluded cabin in the woods, to avoid being drafted into the army. He was a survivalist and knew how to survive off the land and off the grid. Something his parents counted on when they sent him away.

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He decides to leave when he notices that more and more people were in the woods. What he sees and what he does changes his life forever. It makes him into the man he becomes in the second half of the book. I liked Brian. He was the calmer of the duo and he was the one who could talk Steven out of his blind rages.


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I did feel bad when he fought with Steven after the encounter at the house. The guilt he carried after that would have broken a normal man. But he worked through it and became a productive member of the new society. That is until he is called to do something that he never expected.

Steven drove me nuts. And he pulled Brian into those decisions. The fight between him and Brian I saw coming from a mile away. I fell a little in love with Simon. He was a very unconventional character.

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I liked how the author had him taking survival courses before being sent away. That set the course of his story for me. He was an asset to Alice when he finally made it there. So when the twist happened in his story, I was surprised. But it had to happen in order for him to meet up with Brian. The bad guys in The After Wars were evil. I did think that I made a mistake when Karl met up with Nick towards the middle of the book.

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I thought that Karl wanted to help Alice. Karl was a bad dude and he surrounded himself with bad dudes. But he also was an enigma and I do wish that more had been written about him. I would have loved to know if the serial killer rumors were true. The way the book ended was fantastic. Everyone got their due, even Karl. With the author leaving the book on that note, my imagination went wild.

All the storylines were wrapped up in a way that satisfied me very much as a reader. The After Wars is a post-apocalyptic book that is true to its genre. The plots were fantastic. I had no issues believing that America was in a huge war and that a deadly disease was let loose.

I loved the characters, good and evil, and thought that they were fleshed out. This is a book that I would read again and would recommend to everyone.

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There is a scene of attempted rape. Also, a very gruesome scene where a couple of the main characters unknowingly eat a stew made up from human meat.

Sep 28, Bonnye Reed marked it as to-read Shelves: kindle-or-pdf , book-amazon-free-or-fussy-librarian. The Fussy Librarian requested by Jerry. The After War by Brandon Zenner is a two part post-apocalyptic tale and military dystopian survivalist novel. It is recommended for the right reader. It has been two years since the known world fell apart. We aren't given a whole lot of details but apparently there was a devastating world-wide war and what seems to have been a biological weaponized plague released simultaneously that wiped out most of civilization, leaving just a few hardened survivors.

Brian and Steven have been safe and secure The After War by Brandon Zenner is a two part post-apocalyptic tale and military dystopian survivalist novel. Brian and Steven have been safe and secure for two years in an underground bunker prepared before the war hit. The cousins were given specific instructions and a map by Uncle Al.

They were to leave the bunker after two years, travel to get Bethany, who is secured in another bunker, and then head to Alice, the designated meeting spot. Simon Kalispell and his dog Winston were able to survive the war and plague by staying in a cabin in British Columbia. Simon, the son of extremely wealthy parents was sent to the cabin in a well-equipped van to ride out the two years seclusion. Now he is also heading back east to meet his parents at the family mansion.

In the first part, chapters alternate between the actions of two groups, Brian and Steve, and Simon and Winston. The novel follows their treks and travails to get to Alice. Every chapter seems to end in a cliff hanger, which did become tiring after the first few times, but this is the kind of novel that requires you to just roll with it.

Part two deals with the organized groups that are remaining and fighting in this now dystopian world. Reviewing a book like The After War requires me to set aside a few preferences. The main event and the reason you'll be reading this is for the action, narrow escapes, and grim events that will assuredly be occurring. You will have to suspend your disbelief on more than one occasion. It is obvious here that you need to be wealthy or come from a wealthy family in order to survive the end of civilization. Those of you who think this scenario is coming might want to take note and work on your investment portfolios.

There isn't great character development here or keen insights into anything. The dialogue is stilted and unnatural. However, if you choose to read this novel it will be for the action, not the character development, finely drawn plot, or incredible dialogue. Zenner definitely provides the action. This is a perfect airplane book. It will hold your attention but you won't cry if you lose it or misplace it. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love when I dive into a book knowing little to nothing about it only to find myself deeply entangled in the story by the time I've finished.

If you want an endlessly entertaining and thought provoking read then I'd defintely recommend reading The Afer War by Brandon Zenner. Meanwhile, Simon and his faithful dog Winston are leaving the comfort of their secluded cabin in the woods. Both groups are headed east in hopes of reuniting with family.. Small groups of survivors litter their path along the journey. Some are more dangerous than others and many are desperate for resources. Its a gripping novel about survival in a world where the line between good and evil begins to blur and the morally corrupt have all the advantage.

Things i loved about this book: - Character development. All of the characters were very well written, even some of the supporting roles. Through the journey each main character seems to change--subtly at first, then by the end of the book they seems to have metamorphasized.

The story was so well put together! It withheld the holes my nit picking brain wanted to poke in it, which made it all the more satisfying. I can't stand when a story is bogged down by too much descriptive language. Zenner added just the right amount that allows the reader to picture each scene vividly while not disruppting the plot line. It gave me great joy to root for their demise and kept me on the edge of my seat with every despicable action they made.

It takes a few chapters to get a feel for all the characters, but once you do I'm sure you'll find yourself rooting for them as I did. In part two it was a bit harder to focus on the shifting narrative due to the addition of more characters but with a little determination and re-reading a page or two I was able to comfortably continue. I give this nove a 4. I'd highly recommend to lovers of sci-fi, dystopian, books in a post apocalyptic setting or anyone who loves a well thought out plot with a multitude of great characters. Sep 23, Andrea rated it really liked it.

The After War is a two-part book, sold separately on Amazon, but I did get both portions together from NetGalley for an honest review. The book itself reads like either two very short books, or one the length of Stephen King's "The Stand". It doesn't read like the story is rushed, and there is a good balance of backstory and current narration.

Character development is minimal but sufficient. Brandon Zenner did a nice job creating a believable scenario, without going overboard on detail or adject The After War is a two-part book, sold separately on Amazon, but I did get both portions together from NetGalley for an honest review. Brandon Zenner did a nice job creating a believable scenario, without going overboard on detail or adjectives, something rookie authors often have trouble with. The plot is not a new one, but he adds twists to it that made it a refreshing read for the genre. The story starts two years after a combination nuclear war and superflu wiped out the majority of the human race.

Part one begins with two men leaving an underground shelter they had been locked in for two years. This shelter was built for them by a family member with sufficiently high military clearance to understand the coming global annihilation. Neither of them has any idea of what to expect, and one of them has some dangerous mental and emotional issues.

Half a continent away, another man packs up to leave his isolated compound, without any idea of what he will face en-route to his destination, this man having been a naturist and survivalist just previous to the start of the war. The first part of the book focuses on their journey's and the details of a country blasted into oblivion by war. The book's imagery is provocative, if not wholly believable.

Truthfully, I am not sure any human who hasn't lived through urban warfare will be able to visualize the described scenes, so it is no slight to the author. Similar to "The Stand" the first half of the book focuses on the journey, and the three separate characters don't even meet until much later in the novel. Not introducing spoilers gets harder as you continue on in the book.

As expected, things start to go wrong for our characters not long after they venture out of their safe zones. Eventually, they do meet up, only for things to wrong again. A good synopsis of life. The only major frustration in this book was a frustration born out of accurately captured human nature and mankind's constant inability to learn from its mistakes. This is a work of fiction, but it is not hard at all to believe that any remnants of societies left after the collapse of modern civilization would behave exactly as detailed in this book. It's a depressing and accurate descriptor of the mind of man.

Next time throw in some rainbows and cookies and you might get five stars. If its your genre read it, if not, give it a try anyway. This book is made of two parts. The first part introduces the nuclear war and disease that caused the downfall of the US and presumably the world.

It has the main characters coming out after two years of hiding and trying to get to the east coast to family and safety. The second part details the aftermath, where there is a group of military experts who've been able to reestablish a working town. Things are going well there, until chaos starts. Brian and Steven are cousins, raised like brothers This book is made of two parts. Brian and Steven are cousins, raised like brothers, who've been hiding out in a completely stocked bunker during the war and disease.

Their uncle is a general who knew something bad was coming and had these bunkers built for his family members. The cousins are working their way to Steven's sister Bethany who is also in a bunker and then they're going to find the general. Simon is a rich kid who's a survivalist and knows everything about living off the land. He's got his dog Winston and they've been hiding in his family's vacation cottage in Canada. After two years, Simon is also working his way east to find his parents.

At first, their lives are separate, but later in the book, their stories intersect.

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The book is nicely written. But we don't get much of a history regarding the downfall of the US. We get vague bombings, with major cities being decimated, and then the disease. Don't know if it's viral or bacterial and how the general was able to know that it would be safe to come out of hiding after two years. Even the characters don't know the origin of the disease, with some saying it's from the Middle East, some saying it came from China.

So that part of the story is not explained. But I guess it's because the author is focusing on the aftermath of it all. When the characters finally get to their destinations, things seems great. Their towns are running smoothly and everything is organized. Society is coming back. I like how the author had Simon, the nature-loving non-fighter, join the Rangers at his town. Their job was mostly scouting and foraging, so it's a less aggressive job than being a soldier. It suited Simon's character. There's a ton of violence, much of it gruesome.

I like to think that after a disaster, most people would stay good and try to help each other, but in post-apocalyptic books like this, there are always plenty of sickos. Received this ebook from NetGalley. Nov 19, Debra rated it really liked it. Set two years after an apocalyptic disease has wiped out society and much of mankind, we see a new USA.

There are pockets of people struggling to survive by whatever means - fair means or foul. We follow Brian and his cousin Steve as they leave their bunker for the first time in two years. They plan to journey east to connect with other family members. At a similar time Simon and his dog Winston leave their cabin in the woods to return to Simon's family home. We follow them as they head into the Set two years after an apocalyptic disease has wiped out society and much of mankind, we see a new USA.

We follow them as they head into the unknown. What is left of a civilized USA? Are there societies left or just violent gangs? The daughter of a vicar, she has always been determined to dedicate her life to helping others. Moving to busy Liverpool, she throws herself into her work with those most in need, only tearing herself away for the lively dinners she enjoys with the women at her boarding house. Just as Charlotte begins to settle into her new circumstances, two messages arrive that will change her life. One, from a radical young newspaper editor, offers her a chance to speak out for those who cannot.

The other pulls her back to her past, and to a man she has tried, and failed, to forget. Yet under his battle wounds and haunted eyes Charlotte sees glimpses of the charming boy who long ago claimed her foolish heart. She wants to help him, but dare she risk her future for a man who can never be hers? As Britain seethes with unrest and post-war euphoria flattens into bitter disappointment, Charlotte must confront long-held insecurities to find her true voice.

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