Saturday, September 3, 2016

The Unconquerable Heart: God's Fist

"The Unconquerable Heart God's First" when I saw this book first time I perceive it to be a sci-fi fantasy, but it was completely different genre. A fiction work by Shiva Thejus & Sri Vishnu Tanay is different from normal debut authors.

Long blurb of the book goes like this:
Munna Kaalika, a person born with challenged abilities to a Colombian mother and an unknown Indian father, rises to become the ‘Heavy Weight Boxing champion of the World.’ His humble travel from the dingy locales of Sonagachi, Kolkata – the biggest red light area in Asia is not easy. It’s strewn with thorns of abuse and hatred. But four individuals - Kaalika Devi, Sylvia Amdur, Ethan Chapman and Hazeem Okonjo, who have faced insurmountable odds in their own lives back him. Short changed in their own lives, they would go on to lengths at each blockade of prejudice, to back him, in the path towards their combined goal, as he’s their only hope. Kaalika Devi, a male to female transsexual and a Colombian settled in India, who raises Munna, backs him out of pure selfless motherly love. Sylvia Amdur, an American journalist, of Jewish ancestry backs him out of pure dedication. Ethan Chapman, an American ex-professional boxer, of mixed Caucasian and Afro ancestry, backs him cause he’s gotto prove himself to a racist and an egoist individual, who’s put his loved one to shame and suppressed him throughout his life, and Hazeem Okonjo, a female to male transsexual, of Afro-American ancestry, backs him cause he’s got ‘A Radical Social Point’ to prove to the ‘Majority Conformist Society’ – a point that cannot be drilled into an otherwise ruthless and insensitive psyche unless it is not coupled with a ‘Miracle.’ ..........
It took 1 month for me to start this book after I received, and another month to finish after that. Author has gifted this book in exchange of unbiased review. Edition is looking like review or beta, and I found various pointers which has reduced my reading pace, Pointers were corrected in current edition so I am ignoring them for review.

The unconquerable heart is actually a survival stories of five individuals as mentioned in blurb. Munna Kaalika, a deaf and dumb, is the main protagonist of the story. Around Munna others characters woven strongly. Each of these five characters and Munna had went through painful past; and bullied one way of another. Each of them had sacrificed heavily for Munna's future.

Kaalika Devi, whom Munna considered as mother, was actually Carlos. He was Munna's elder brother. He was castrated for money, but saved by Durga Didi. Carlos converted into Kaalika Devi and started working as prostitute. Munna was raised by Kaalika Devi with blind love and Durga Devi with proper discipline. Munna's life changed when a local goon raped Kaalika Devi. Durga Devi intelligently diverted Munna's directionless anger into direction driven workout. After five years of uninterrupted hard work Munna became fearsome personality and avenged his mother's insult. Durga didi sacrificed his freedom to save Munna from criminal cases. Hazeem and Kaalika Devi took help of Ethan Chapman to make Munna a professional boxer.

Other hand, Sylvia who became reason for Munna's new life, entered into Munna's life once again when he was thrown out by Boxing Federation. She sacrificed heavily to bring Munna back into boxing. She and her friend Miranda pulled many strings to give Munna credit for his hard work.

Along with Munna's struggle into Boxing world, each character's immense struggle is detailed in book. Those struggle stories tell us how they reached to current state in story. 

Note : Books is strongly for 18+ age group, it should be kept separately as apart from text there are abusive pictures as well.

Talking about ratings:
  1. Cover - 4.5 / 5 
  2. Concept - 4 / 5
  3. Language - 4 / 5
  4. Story Line - 4 / 5 
  5. Characters - 4.5 / 5
  6. Overall - 4 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads


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