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A Life That You Knew | Saptarshi Basu | Book Review

May 31, 2013

A life that you knew review

By for Saptarshi Basu

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Reading a book of an author that you haven’t come across before, is certainly a very interesting experience. The only thing that you have going is the cover in the front and th…

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DEVDUTT PATTANAIK | Author Interview

May 30, 2013

He believes that today's management principles are derived mostly from biblical and Greek mythology. His latest book Business Sutra turns that around because it is based on the management principles derived from Indian mythology. The Chief Belief Officer of the Future Group; a mentor in the fields o…

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You Never Know When You'll Get Lucky | Priya Narendra | Book Review

May 30, 2013

You Never Know When You

By Guest (Shreyaa Gautam)

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Seldom does it happen that you find books that entice you to read, in appearance itself. Priyadarshini Narendra’s “You Never Know When You’ll Get Lucky!” has a fantastic…

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Beaten by Bhagath | S.V. Divvaakar | Book Review

May 29, 2013

beaten by bhagath divvaakar review

By for Creativa India

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

I had heard a lot about this book on Goodreads but never got the opportunity to read it. So, I was thrilled when Dinesh Juneja of Creativa India, promotional partners of the au…

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A Salesman's Lessons | C.R. Jena | Book Review

May 28, 2013

a salesmans lessons c r jena review

By for Leadstart Corp

SUBJECT: 3 /5

RESEARCH: 2/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

“Sales is a daily fight, a daily hell,

This any salesman in the world would tell

But then how should we sell?

How to do make sure the sale is done well?

Worry not, for this book…

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Inferno | Dan Brown | Book Review

May 28, 2013

Inferno dan brown review

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PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Robert Langdon – one of the most famous, most read and most loved fictional characters is back again to decipher historical symbols, find clues and save the world from a shady organization. Infer…

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Alex Cross Run | James Patterson | Book Review

May 26, 2013

alex cross run review

By for Random House

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

This is the third book of James Patterson that I am reviewing on BookGeeks.in, the first two being – “Worst Case” and “Postcard Killers”. James Patterson writes different…

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Anything for You Ma'am | Tushar Raheja | Book Review

May 25, 2013

Anything for you ma

By Guest (Sarthak Singh)

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

It surprises me how quickly this "IIT-IIM cum writer" trend established its roots in India. The start came with Chetan Bhagat's "Five Point Someone". And now-a-days every IIM gra…

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Mainak Dhar | Author Interview

May 24, 2013

He writes about Self-help, Management, Economy, Branding and Zombies; that too in India. His recent books, 'Alice in Deadland' and 'Zombiestan', have received a huge response from the Indian fans. His other books, too, have had huge commercial success on Amazon and elsewhere. We got a chance to inte…

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Marley: A Dog Like No Other | John Grogan | Book Review

May 24, 2013

Marley: A Dog like No Other by John Grogan review

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PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

“A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your…

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Marry Go Round | Sadiqa Peerbhoy | Book Review

May 23, 2013

Marry Go Round Sadiqa Peerbhoy review

By for Leadstart Corp

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

When I received this book from Leadstart Corp, I asked Sankalpita to review it because this particular genre is her forte and I didn’t want to review a subject which I’m not go…

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Polka Dots, Ponytails & Purple Pouts | Amrita Anand | Book Review

May 23, 2013

Polka Dots Amrita Anand review

By for Amrita Anand

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5          

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

"With their stunning look; Jasmine, Tia and Leena,

Could easily pass for Bipasha, Minisha and Kareena.

They are young, energetic and vivacious,

Liv…

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When Strangers Meet | K. Hari Kumar | Book Review

May 22, 2013

when strangers meet hari review

By for K. Hari

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

I got to know Hari through a Goodreads forum and learnt about his book When Strangers Meet’ while it was still in pre-release stage. There’s a line in the blurb – “How will the t…

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Contest | Matthew Reilly | Book Review

May 22, 2013

Contest Matthew Reilly review

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PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

"The New York Public Library. A silent sanctuary of knowledge; a 100-year-old labyrinth of towering bookcases, narrow aisles and long marble hallways. For Doctor Stephen Swain and his daughter, Hol…

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Poor Economics | Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo | Book Review

May 21, 2013

By for Random House

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

INFORMATIONAL QUOTIENT: 4/5

“We think we know the answer pretty well.

Foreign aids & grants can break the poverty spell.

But how much they work, only the results tell.

Poor Economics brings out the truth of …

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Mastani | Kusum Choppra | Book Review

May 21, 2013

Mastani Kusum Choppra Review

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SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

“I read [history] a little as a duty, but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or pestilences, in every page; the men all so good for nothing, an…

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Just Married: Have You Applied for Bail? | Suresh P | Book Review

May 20, 2013

By for Suresh P

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 1.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

‘Just Married: Have You Applied for Bail?’ is a story about the misuse of dowry harassment laws (Section 498a of IPC) by women these days. The author, being an activist, aims to br…

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Postcard Killers | James Patterson | Book Review

May 20, 2013

Postcard Killers Review

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PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

James Patterson can write a million novels in a year because most of his novels are co-authored by someone else. The Postcard Killers is co-authored by Liza Marklund, a crime writer who is a hous…

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Facebook Phantom | Suzanne Sangi | Book Review

May 19, 2013

Facebook Phantom Suzanne Sangi Review

By for Duckbill

PLOT: 4/5

CHARCATERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 

"In the dark lanes of the Void, roams his soul.

Where there was once his heart, now is a hole.

Bringing Sonali to the other side, is his only goal.

Now what will happen to S…

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Priestess of the White | Trudi Canavan | Book Review

May 19, 2013

Priestess of the White review

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PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

I picked up Trudy Canavan’s “Priestess of the White” from a second hand bookstore without having read any of her previous books. I was intrigued by the cover and the blurb excited me enough to ma…

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