Hatef Mokhtar has not merely crafted a masterful work that presents a reasonable and moderate form of the Islamic faith, but he has also managed to capture a glorious period in Afghanistan
’s history. Remembering this promising time in a country with such natural and spiritual potential may indeed inspire those who love this land to take Afghanistan
back from the internal and external forces that continue to rip it apart. Breathtaking Historical Novel!This book is a heart-wrenching read of a country that has been shattered by autocratic rule, zealots, and fanaticism. It throws light on their idea of freedom, love for their community as an entire family, and the plight and role of women in their society. Hatef Mokhtar has raised some thought-provoking questions on widow remarriage and love.The Red Wrath sheds light on the importance of human rights, individual dignity, the right to education and the freedom of speech. Further the author has chronicled the history of modern Afghanistan
in a stark yet riveting way.“The Red Wrath” was written by Hatef Mokhtar. I found it impossible to put this book down once I began reading. I was quickly caught up in Asif’s life. Mokhtar is a master at bringing his characters to life. Many books have a strong plot or strong characters but this book is unique in that it has both strong, well-developed characters and an amazing plot. By Readers Favorite/ Rated 5 starsMore intense than either “The Kite Runner” or “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini, Mokhtar’s historical novel describes the sad history of the last thirty years of Afghanistan
. This is a book that is written with tears and I hope that the reader will read it the same way. This is not casual reading material. The reader will be researching for the whole story, but will actually get it all here, deeper than the facts. The use of passive voice is inconvenient at first, but becomes necessary to maintain some emotional distance from Asif’s pain and anguish.
“The Red Wrath” by Hatef Mokhtar is a love story set in a historical background. I found the cultural information fascinating. I must admit that I have a different perspective of the Afghans after reading this book. They have a great sense of honor and respect. Their culture is rich and their history often tragic. Hatef Mokhtar has brought both his characters and his country to life on the pages of “The Red Wrath”.
When I pen down my first words, my senses were unaware that how much emotions and pain I would have to gone into. This book has given me a new hope to work more towards welfare and for those who face the grim future. It is the book which brings out the reality of the commons, of those who have suffered. Each and every line of it is the sound of twinge which was suffered by me and all those who have met with the same fate gifted by the inhuman violence and discrimination. As I was embedding the emotions and my feelings into this chronicle of vengeance this book and its entire characters developed a feeling of forgiveness which has made me much better person who values life and its examination which it put us by giving the critical circumstance at the compromising situations many times. This book is a complete package which has each and every thing for every reader. It has emotions, it has romance, it has grief, agony and pain, and it gives the shock of isolation and torture. It is the book which portrays lives of people who have gone through trauma, devastation, separation, loss and for those who lived like a stranger in their own country, for those who have compromised their selves being a refugee / asylum seeker. It has the feeling of unification. It has the glimpse of love and the feeling of its severance when two souls broke apart for their entire life full of uncertainties’. This book connects with the story of those who are orphaned or have become like orphans with the flow of time. This book is dedicated to all those children whose destiny has broken apart and have left them in the severance and desolation in the wake of war which affected the lives of millions across.