As Arnie said it, "I'm back!" The only difference being it's books and not bombs.
For a change I read a hindi novel, "Adhoora Khawab," by an Indian criminal Babloo Shrivastava. He wrote the novel from his prison. I was pretty curious to know how the mafia work in India, and this novel tells exactly that. It's basically a series of kidnappings, internal disputes within gangs, criminals-police-politicians nexus, big bad corporate world, and the hunger for money all rolled into one.
I would recommend the book, only, if you are as curious as I was about the underworld!
The second novel was long on my to-read list. It's called aptly, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist." The novel by Pakistani writer Mohsin Hamid revolves around the life of a Muslim youth in US and how the 9/11 attacks changed everything. I was particularly impressed by Hamid's style of story telling. The language is simple but the thoughts deep.
The book transcends regional boundaries. I'm sure you too will indulge in self-introspection if you care to read!