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Blog posts August 2015

After The Crash | Michel Bussi | Book Review

August 21, 2015

After the Crash | Michel Bussi | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

This French novel has been translated into 26 languages worldwide and has been hailed as the crime fiction book of the month by The Sunday Times and true to the fame that it has so …

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India on My Platter | Saransh Goila | Book Feature

August 21, 2015

India on My Platter | Saransh Goila | Book FeatureBackpacking through the country, young chef Saransh Goila sets off on a culinary trail through India, where in he discovers the various nuances of local cuisine. From rural villages to barren deserts to freezing mountains, he unfolds the flavour of his destination by meeting local villagers or erstw…

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Ready..Steady..Exit | PC Balasubramanian | Book Review

August 20, 2015

Ready..Steady..Exit | PC Balasubramanian | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

I am sure you all must have heard of the books “Grand Brand Rajini” and “Rajini’s Punchtantra”. These books just like the one in question was written by the bestselling author PC …

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Miss Wrong and Mr Right | Robert Bryndza | Book Review

August 20, 2015

Miss Wrong and Mr Right | Robert Bryndza | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Natalie Love is a thirty something woman who is living the “it” life in London; running a successful theatre in London’s poshest Soho which is about to host one of the Holly…

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Fall Line | Tudor Robins | Book Review

August 20, 2015

Fall Line | Tudor Robins | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Fall Line is the first book in the downhill series and is the story of a fifteen year old Chris who has only one goal in life- that to qualify for his district skiing team. Ev…

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The House That BJ Built | Anuja Chauhan | Book Review

August 20, 2015

The House That BJ Built | Anuja Chauhan | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

If you are really into Indian fiction and consider yourself a bookgeek, there is simply no way you couldn’t have heard of the name Anuja Chauhan as there is little chance of e…

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China Dolls | Lisa See | Book Review

August 15, 2015

China Dolls | Lisa See | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Lisa See is an American writer and novelist who has to her credit a number of bestsellers including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dragon B…

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The 15 Best Books on and about India

August 15, 2015

"India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only." – Mark Twain.

The 15 Best Books on India

India is a…

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Unseasonal Rain | Anupa Mehta | Book Review

August 13, 2015

Unseasonal Rain | Anupa Mehta | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

THEME: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Writing short stories is not an easy job as instead of developing a single set of characters or a single plot line you have to work on multiple ones while at the same time making s…

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13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck | Ashwin Sanghi | Book Review

August 12, 2015

By Sankalpita

13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck | Ashwin Sanghi | Book Review

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

RELEVANCE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Yes! You will be surprised. We all have known Ashwin Sanghi as the bestselling author of the three mythological thrillers – The Rozabal Line, The Krishna Key and Chanakya’s Chant and of …

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The Retro Man | Amit Pandey | Book Review

August 12, 2015

The Retro Man | Amit Pandey | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

As human beings we are inherently bound to have many flaws, while some of us accept and respect that, trying to change wherever possible, others try to be more accommodating…

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Danny Chaucer's Flying Saucer | Christopher Peter | Book Review

August 10, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

After many days, I finally got my hands on a children’s fiction. Thanks to Netgalley who obliged me with a digital copy in exchange for an honest review. Now, to all the adults o…

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Dead Girl Walking | Sharon Sant | Book Review

August 8, 2015

Dead Girl Walking | Sharon Sant | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Last month I got a chance to read and review “The Memory Game” by the author Sharon Sant. The book, as can be gauged by my review was indeed a delightful read and I enjoyed it t…

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Legacy | Mohan Prasad | Book Review

August 6, 2015

Legacy | Mohan Prasad | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

"India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuabl…

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