Grateful to the Author for taking out time and responding to my email. I had many queries while reading the book and i had put down all in front of the author, few questions are from google and i am glad all were answered however queer they might be. Thanks so much, it was nice to know you as an author. All the more success for your future books.
Book Review of The Last Attractor of Chaos.
Tell us all about your book? from where did you get inspiration? what prompted you to become a writer? Describe your journey as a writer?
My book : The Last Attractor of Chaos is about a smart and fiery R&AW agent Shruti Rathore, the circumstances that lead to her entrapment and some unanswered questions on life and death which have been dealt with, in a different light.
The inspiration was to find a way out of the working hours and to have some time for my own. ( it is yet to be achieved).
Writing this book was a painful, monotonous, year long experience. Each chapter took about three days to come out and next four days were spent on rewriting and editing. My weekly offs were spent in front of a local chaiwala, ordering cups of tea as I wrote the book on my phone.
Writing at home was out of question, all credits to my son, who was just over eighteen months when I started the book.
What is physics for you?
The answer to all holographic reality, as we perceive it to be. It’s not any self help book or guru, but a simple electron that has taught me this: Your reality is limited to your imagination.
How long did it took to write this book? how many rejection before your book got published? How did it feel when your first book got published?
Honestly I never went to any traditional publishing house so that I would never have to face rejection. It wasn’t the fear of rejection as much as, it was the fear of wasting time. So I opted for self publishing from the start with a confidence that I can make this work.
How do you manage teaching and writing book?
Teaching in the coaching industry is a very straining experience, especially if students prefer to study from a teacher/s. I took time out from the slots in which there were no classes. I must mention here that it wasn’t my professional life but my personal life that suffered in the writing process.
There is none other than my wife who held the strings tight in the tough times.
What was your hardest scene to write?
Making a pregnant woman escape, all on her own, from the custody of Army Police was the hardest one to write.
Which is your favourite character in the book and why?
Can’t say which one. I tried to do justice to every character and let every character build itself.
If you are an avid reader, which is your favorite book and why? who are your favorite authors?
Which is your favorite physics book and why?
Dan Brown and Mario Puzo books are my favourite in fiction. I love Robert Kiyosaki and Robert Green books on self help. In physics I love the way Stephen Hawking has explained the laws in the most simplistic way possible but I read everything; from Einstein’s original text to current journals, as much as I can get my hands on.
Adding to that I read books to write books. For example I read The Kaoboys Of R&AW by B Raman ( an ex- spy) to understand how R&AW works.
If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
The Godfather. I can’t explain why but that book struck on my nerves for a very long time.
Your bio says you are a physics teacher. how did your students react to your book?. Did you ask them for any feedback?
I am very conservative in that aspect. I think my students should be studying their course books rather than my own, which will bring them no immediate benefit. So I refrained from talking about my books to them but I definitely discussed about it to some ex-students of mine who loved the book ( or may be they said so out of courtesy, I’ll never know..)
Reading the book i feel you must have referred to standard physics books? which physics books did you use for reference?
It was a lifetime of accumulated and processed information. It wasn’t any one or two books.
When is the sequel coming?
The sequel is probably going to be my third book. I want to do it as fast as I can but there is a dope idea for a new story that I just can’t let go.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones? What do you expect from a book reviewer?.
Yes I read my reviews and love to thank the people who take time out to read books from a nobody. Irrespective of the reviews they have, I’ll always respect them for turning me into somebody from a nobody.
Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers?
Writing is not the Sword of Zeus for his favourite sons and daughters to have but its a craft that than be mastered by any body who is willing to work hard and to give its due. I’ve read books like Stein On Writing and lot like this to understand how writing works even before I started to write. Maybe I’m not as good today or people don’t know me but someday it is going to happen if I continue to better myself.
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