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Blog posts May 2015

Wilderness | Roddy Doyle | Book Review

May 22, 2015

WildernessBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

After many days I had the opportunity to read a children’s novel. I was looking through my unread shelf and I came across this interesting title by the author Roddy Doyle. Doyle…

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Tales from the Secret Footballer | Anon Anon | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By KC

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Football is one of the most watched sports in the world, and has millions of fans in multiple countries. And the English Premier League is one of the most popular leagues in the world, with fans around t…

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J | Howard Jacobson | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

When you mention Howard Jacobson, you have to mention it with at least some degree of awe and reverence. This is because the author has to his credit the famous Man booker prize w…

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Perpetual City: A Short Biography of Delhi | Malvika Singh | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 2/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

One of the most prestigious publication houses of India, the Aleph Book Company have started a series of short biographies which cover the major cities of India. Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, Patna and…

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Shikhandi: And Other Tales They Don't Tell You | Devdutt Pattanaik | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Patriarchy asserts men are superior to women

Feminism clarifies women and men are equal

Queerness questions what constitutes male and female”

It is with thes…

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Palette of Love | Ashok Kallarakkal | Book Review

May 14, 2015

Palette Of LoveBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Before I start this review I would happily like to state that this book has been my best short story book so far in this year. I simply loved all the stories which the author has so beautifully co…

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Mills and Boon Still So Hot! | Serena Bell | Book Review

May 14, 2015

Mills and Boon Still So Hot!By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Elisa Henderson is an established dating coach who has recently ventured into the world of celebrity coaching and with the help of her sister landed the celebrity actress Celine Car…

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Masturbating With Strangers | Bodhi Alvarez | Book Review

May 9, 2015

Masturbating With Strangers | Bodhi Alvarez | Book ReviewBy KC

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

For most of us, it takes a long time to figure out what we really want to do, what we are capable of doing, and what society will allow us to do. By the time we do make head or tail o…

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The Chaos Within | Ashima Chalia | Book Review

May 9, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

It is reunion time for the “Fiasco Five”. Once the most happening, cool and notorious bunch in their batch the “Fiasco Five” have moved on with their lives and have got everything…

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Metro Diaries | Namrata | Book Review

May 9, 2015

Metro Diaries | Namrata | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

In the words of the famous English singer and songwriter John Lennon “Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear” and just like the legendary superstar, I too, stron…

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Where Angels Prey | Ramesh S Arunachalam | Book Review

May 6, 2015

By Sarthak

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS :- 4/5

WRITING STYLE :- 4/5

CLIMAX :- 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT :- 4/5

“The financial sector is similar to a three-legged stool, where, if the law is the seat, regulations are the legs. One leg is safety and soundness, another is profitability…

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Edny Arem | Ashok Varma | Book Review

May 5, 2015

Edny Arem | Ashok Varma | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita 

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

We all have seen and loved the movie Mr. India in our younger days. Now, imagine what if you have a book on the same concept. A watch like contraption which when worn on your wr…

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