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I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes - A Review

Terry Hayes' I am Pilgrim is probably one of the best spy thriller books I've read in recent days. More than 800 pages long but packed with heart pounding actions, deep character development along with the writer's observations of socioeconomic malice abundant in many parts of the world. The protagonist and the main villain, both of them brilliant and determined in their own cause, and the various events that led to the final climax was breathtaking. This was a page turner and the writer Terry Hayes is prolific in his words, describing scenes in detail as if I was watching a movie. It proves the brilliance of the writer's screenwriting ability that he transformed into this unputdownable book.

Some of the acute observations that protagonists and other characters made are memorable. Here is a quote:
"Edmund Burke said the problem with war is that it usually consumes the very things that you’re fighting for—justice, decency, humanity—and I couldn’t help but think of …

Sharata Bikel Amar Akela Kete Jai - An Instrumental Music

An instrumental music of a nostalgic song from my childhood. I don't remember all the lyrics but still remember the melancholic tune that I played in my keyboard tonight. A few lines of lyrics that I can remember:

সারাটা বিকেল আমার
একেলা কেটে যায়
শুধু তোমায় ভেবে ভেবে
সময় যে কেটে যায়

ছোট্ট বেলার
পুতুল খেলার
সঙ্গীরা কোথায়?

এখন দিন গুলো
যেন বছর মনে হয়
আবার রাত গুলো
যেন বছরে ফুরোয়

.......

এই অবেলায়
এই অবেলায়

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ছোট্ট বেলার
পুতুল খেলার
সঙ্গীরা কোথায়?

English translation:

My all evening
passes alone
Only thinking of you
all the time is spent

Where are all the childhood friends?

Now the days seem like years
Even the nights ends in years

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In this wrong time
In this wrong time

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Where are all the childhood friends?