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Blog posts July 2014

The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith | Book Review

July 31, 2014

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith Book ReviewBy

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

For any author of a successful series, it can be difficult to write a story that does not revolve around the universe created in that series. Some successfully do it, some cannot replicate the same s…

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The Purpose of You in this World is for Me | Santosh Deshpande | Book Review

July 31, 2014

the purpose of you in this world is for me santosh deshpande book reviewBy for BSC Publishers

PLOT: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

If I talk about young adult fiction, there are not many Indian authors who you can boast about. In a world ruled by the likes of twilight and the vampire academies, this genr…

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Beyond School | Chitra Anand | Book Review

July 31, 2014

beyond school chitra anand book reviewBy for Chitra Anand

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

If there is any better novel written on board examinations and the kind of effect they have on kids, then I request one and all that please do let me know, because I have s…

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Chanakya's 7 Secrets of Leadership | Radhakrishnan Pillai | Book Review

July 29, 2014

chanakyaBy Poojith Shetty ( Guest Reviewer)

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 4.5/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The management & leadership self-help book by Radhakrishnan Pillai is the 2nd in the series to his best-seller, Corporate Chanakya. Though it is claimed to be the continuation of the fi…

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VEENA NAGPAL | Author Interview

July 26, 2014

Veena Nagpal does what very few people are capable of doing - writing fiction for both children and adults. Besides, she is a gifted painter, an amateur photographer and a globe trotter. Her latest book "The Uncommon Memories of Zeenat Qureishi", about the Hindu-Muslim divide in India, is a true tes…

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A Timeline History of the Thirteen Colonies | Mary K Pratt | Book Review

July 23, 2014

a timeline history of the thirteen colonies mary k pratt book review

By for Lerner Publishing Group

SUBJECT: 3/5

PRESENTATION: 4.5/5

CLARITY: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

A timeline history of the thirteen colonies is a book which talks about the early US history, specifically the part about the original thirteen colonies and how they came to be …

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No Matter What | Sally Donovan | Book Review

July 22, 2014

By Sankalpita for Jessica Kingsley Publishers

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“Children do not care how much you know, until they know much you care”

Children are considered to be god’s angels on Earth and a life without children is as dr…

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Twelve Hours of Temptation | Shoma Narayanan | Book Review

July 15, 2014

twelve hours of temptation shoma narayanan book review

By for Harlequin

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Shoma Narayanan was the winner of the passions contest organized by Mills and Boon. Since receiving the award, she has been writing for Mills & Boon continuously for their India…

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Svaha: A Battle of Epic Proportions | Pratik Kamat | Book Review

July 15, 2014

svaha pratik kamat book review

By for Westland

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

I deem mythologies to be superhero stories of the old times; stories in which the hero, a simple man, becomes the saviour and a God due to the adverse situations he is put in. India is b…

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One Life to Love | Vinaya Patil | Book Review

July 12, 2014

one life to love vinaya patil book review

By for Vinaya Patil

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

When you pick this book up for reading, it seems like a book full of philosophy or rather, one based on the philosophy of love, life and friendship. At least that is what I…

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Love @ Facebook | Nikita Singh | Book Review

July 12, 2014

love at facebook nikita singh book review

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PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

If you would have ever browsed through the virtual lanes and alleys of Flipkart’s online bookstore, you must have surely come across the name of Nikita Singh, the young teenage author, …

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The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry | Gabrielle Zevin | Book Review

July 9, 2014

collected works of aj fikry gabrielle zevin book review

By for Hachette

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

There are many books that when you start reading, you find it a chore to go through the pages, hoping the story would either improve or end so that you can just be done with it. There …

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Giveaway #3 | Far Beyond the Dead End | Saikat Baksi (CLOSED)

July 5, 2014

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

far beyond the dead end giveaway

far beyond the dead end    bookGeeks.in proudly announces its third giveaway, and this time it is bestselling author Saikat Baksi’s “Far Beyond the Dead End”. Mohenjodaro or the mound of death (in the Indus Valley civilization), which it is now calle…

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When History Meets Mystery

July 5, 2014

By Satyarth Nayak

when history meets mystery

 While many may contemptuously flick history as tales of the dead and gone, it has in recent times emerged as the proverbial cow that thriller writers are milking away. The art of combining fascinating history with delectable mystery has been around for some years now and will …

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Kingdom Come | Aarti V Raman | Book Review

July 2, 2014

kingdom come aarti raman book review

By for Harlequin

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Spy thrillers are one of the best genres to read. If well executed, they have all the elements that make a successful book – a solid and tense plot, formidable protagonists, noxious vil…

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One Chance | Rishika S. | Book Review

July 2, 2014

one chance rishika

By for Rishika

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

A novella is a form of writing that is perhaps not taken seriously by readers. I have come across very few novellas ever since I have started reading. When I go to a bookstore, it i…

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Nine Years Gone | Chris Culver | Book Review

July 2, 2014

nine years gone chris culver book review

By for Chris Culver

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Writing a novel can be a hard task, considering that the number of story iterations is so huge. If your story does not have something different to it that will keep the interest …

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SAIKAT BAKSI | Author Interview

July 1, 2014

Being a successfully published author of 4 books including “Something in your eyes...smiling in the sky”, “Fallen leaf, withered wind...and love”, “Did you see the Joker?” and “Far Beyond the Dead End”, Saikat Baksi, when not writing, likes to spend his time exploring the unseen alleys of life. A ar…

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