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  • Paperback
  • 676 pages
  • Down and Rising
  • Rohith S. Katbamna
  • English
  • 06 July 2016

10 thoughts on “Down and Rising

  1. Raymond Chou Raymond Chou says:

    I was fortunate to read an advanced copy as part of an impartial reader's circle before buying a copy upon release Cover Art A canvas style painting with the duplicate image of a girl’s face In addition 10 flowers that if left to my interpretation represent the 10 main characters What makes this cover that much important is how it has been woven into the fabric of the story You learn from the beginning that everything in this book has a reason for its place Characters I was apprehensive about seeing an ensemble collection of characters because I mainly found my most enjoyable reading experiences to be those that focused on 2 or 3 key people However in ‘Down and Rising’ the author managed to pull off what I feel is rare these days Rounded out characters whom I cared for warts and all Story I came in expecting zombies nuclear mutations and all of the other tropes we have grown accustomed to with post apocalyptic tales This shelves all those in favour of the human story A uniue focus on social and political culture that funnily enough mirrors in many ways today’s situation I found myself smiling at points because where we are now doesn’t seem too far off in some ways from where 2027 is in ‘Down and Rising’The story was told in a very cinematic sense Heavy on the psychological drama and suspense and just as much on the violence and action all the while with a grounded control of realismThe reveals the twists the turns are sewn beautifully throughout for a page turning experience Structure This is perhaps one of the easiest parts to highlight Not only are we greeted with flashback storytelling through a main liner arc but we are offered reading materials between chapters Each offering supplemental and interesting knowledge while continuing to world build We see background information on certain characters and storylines and clues and nuggets to events that are to come later in the story Conclusion Patience This book is about patience Taking the time to understand each other Our world isn't moving fast Our perception is A very enlightening read


  2. Baljit Singh Baljit Singh says:

    WARNING This book is suitable for mature readersThere is violence strong language disturbing eventsREVIEW Down and Rising made me feel optimistic in a strange way Considering how depressing the situation of the 'end of the world' appeared in this story the hopeful glimmers and strong messaging on never giving up no matter what shone throughThere is so much to take from this story and I can't really compile them into a single review But I will say this I feel informed and alert to things in my life that I wasn't necessarily aware of before Whether it's information consumption or human decency these things were strongly represented in Down and RisingAs for why one should read this book or who should read this book I'd say anyone who wants to be challenged or is open to being challenged on their views and judgements It's a book on the human condition and in some ways the psychological make up of society A final note creative approach to presenting literary fiction through artistic images Wonderful work by Filmon Belay


  3. William Dunham William Dunham says:

    Fine storytelling with an atmosphere that exudes from the pages A different kind of post apocalyptic tale One so timely yet timelessSome very upsetting scenes which are balanced with delicate moments of human exchange A fusion of grief and hopeDifferent in the way it has been written Artwork compliments some frighteningly realistic historical documents Highly recommend this


  4. Omar Hyatt Omar Hyatt says:

    Eclectic in its writing story and presentationChallenges my views on life Provides new dialogues and discourses on issues so urgent in our world I feel motivated Thank you


  5. Yasmin Khan Yasmin Khan says:

    Had the chance to read this back in November as part of a reader's circleFor a debut book it certainly didn't read like one from a first time novelist Down and Rising has been written with punch and confidence A relevant tale set in the near future but in many ways is unfolding before our very eyesConsidering the story is set over 6 days it feels like an epic novel We dive into character's lives in both the past and the present and are gifted with rich 'historical materials' to feed the reader experienceThere is a nice touch with blank pages between chapters titled 'Readers Notes' I found this to be an additional effort on immersing me even into the story It also helped me to reflect on what I had just read especially after coming back to pick up where I'd left offA wonderful read and easily one of the most striking pieces of literature I have read


  6. Elliott Spence Elliott Spence says:

    Went in cold Came out burningThe 'Salvage Entries' segment is an excellent addition to the end of a 6 day odyssey of blood sweat and tearsFor someone who finds themselves distancing from the media and barrage of bias news etc Down and Rising is a truly sobering read It doesn't side completely with one or the other when it comes to politics It takes a common sense and logical approach insisting on being fundamentally sound Using simple approaches for complex situationsWe get too tied up in trying to be 'smart' that we get blinded by the solution that's in front of our facePowerful and brutal Will be re reading because there was so much in this and I have a feeling the experience will alter each time I read it while I come to understand certain aspects


  7. Danica Matus Danica Matus says:

    Imaginative Striking Visceral Un filtered Firstly don't take this book on the subway It's heavy and unless you've big hands it'll be uncomfortable It's a book made for someone who has put some time aside or will be in one place and not on the move Patience is a virtueSecondly the artwork is fab It's designed as if the artist has literally drawn on the paper itself and gives that authenticclassical feelThirdly the story is one of the most layered and fleshed out narratives I've had the pleasure of reading I was and still am invested I want I want to see where it goes or can go because there is a world here to explore and plunder for creative richesThis is most certainly a psychological odyssey of epic proportions A creative feat that leaves you humbled and fulfilled yet you want


  8. Robert Farrer Robert Farrer says:

    A novel written with fearlessness Dark and bold Takes a genre to a new place in structure story and character depth A demanding and rewarding read


  9. Tania Reeves Tania Reeves says:

    Experimentation at its finestA wonderful blend of prose art history politics and masterful storytelling


  10. Ryan T. Ryan T. says:

    An Epic Novel About the Importance of People PowerDown and Rising documents the spirit of activism across a post apocalyptic landscape A rare take on the genre which is refreshing considering the recent abundance of content from the genreDepending on who you are and your walk of life you may take something entirely different away from this epic tale For me it was the empowerment of independent thought and the need for empathy in the worldIt's a book that'll make the cynics uncomfortable and one that'll spur hope


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Down and Rising The debut novel from award winning filmmaker Rohith S Katbamna tells the powerful story of a brave few who venture for truth in the aftermath of a global uprisingIn the year 2027 society has fallen Mass revolts and warring nations have claimed countless lives and destroyed vast lands Forced into a dark slumber the world now draws fewer breaths and hosts infinite graveyardsIn England ten survivors who have journeyed many miles are on a path ready to converge With histories soaked in the blood of betrayal lies and deceit one common thread binds them The human instinct to seek a greater truthOver six days these ten souls will come to find that the ruined world around them is reawakening As a presence emerges bringing with it a merciless intention to eliminate any and all beating bodies this company of strangers will confront a series of hardships in a tale of underdogs oppressors and the human conditionDown and Rising is an immersive reading experience An imaginative multi story arc intricately woven together by striking imagery reference materials and finely crafted characters


About the Author: Rohith S. Katbamna

Born in Hammersmith England Rohith S Katbamna began his writing career in the film and television industryFollowing on from his work with the BBC Channel 4 and IFC including his acclaimed documentary Hooking in JoBurg Rohith’s feature debut came at the age of 28 when he wrote produced shot and directed the British television miniseries PREMature A culmination of a decade of work on the