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Ghost Stories from the Raj | Ruskin Bond | Book Review

February 22, 2017

Ghost Stories from the Raj | Ruskin Bond | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Ghost Stories from the Raj makes for an exceptional read. It is one of those reads which is sometimes perilously funny and yet other times quite creepy but at the end of the day it sure is an entertaining read. I pi…

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Tales and Legends from India | Ruskin Bond | Book Review

February 22, 2017

Tales and Legends from India | Ruskin Bond | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

CONCEPT: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“India is more than a land, it is an atmosphere” says the famous author Ruskin Bond who, incidentally is also the author of this book. In his introduction of this book, he mentions that this …

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Plum Pudding Bride | Anne Garboczi | Book Review

February 21, 2017

Plum Pudding Bride | Anne Garboczi Evans | Book ReviewBy Rakhi

PLOT – 3.5/5

CHARACTERS – 4/5

WRITING STYLE – 3.5/5

CLIMAX – 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT – 3/5

The plot sets rolling when Peter who has been tongue tied for years, when it comes to proposing his beloved Patience, decides to propose her. While he was sure that Pa…

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Blemishing the Odds | Harish Penumarthi | Book Review

February 21, 2017

Blemishing the Odds | Harish Penumarthi | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

There is something about coming of age novels that appeals to the reader and also the teenager in me. Such books often leave me reminiscing about my own “good old days” and they o…

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Stripped to the Bone | Ghada Alatrash | Book Review

February 15, 2017

Stripped to the Bone | Ghada Alatrash | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Syrians are probably the most unlucky people in this world. All the war and violence has not left them any peace let alone a normal family life. Ghada Alatrash in this compelling piece of fictio…

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SUJATA SABNIS | Author Interview

February 4, 2017

After almost an year of research into the Mughal times, this young vivacious author is back with her 3rd novel and this one is sure to turn all the heads her way. So we indeed got lucky when we got to interview the charming and talented author Sujata Sabnis.

Sujata Sabnis | Author Interview

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Define Thirty-Six Twice of Eighteen | Shikhashikz | Book Feature

February 3, 2017

Define Thirty-Six: Twice of Eighteen | Book FeatureBlurb -

I turned 36 this year ( and I am not shy to reveal my age ). Initial months of 2016 was when I decided that it's high time that I put my personal goal into action, and I started working on this piece. When you are 18, you are free to take your decisions and venture into a new horizon.Prob…

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SHIKHA PAKHIDE | Author Interview

February 3, 2017

Books are her best friends and Tea is her favorite beverage. She is the one who is known to create the "zing" factor in marketing. She is none other than the charming author of the book Define Thirty-Six: Twice of Eighteen. We at bookGeeks got lucky when we got her to talk about herself and her writ…

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The Alien Conspiracy | Krishna Sriteja D. | Book Review

February 3, 2017

The Alien Conspiracy | Krishna Sriteja D | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

It’s not every day that you come across an Indian science fiction novel and thus finally when you find one, it is hard to resist oneself from the lures of it. The first thing wh…

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The Diary Boys | Rohit Raj Chauhan | Book Review

February 3, 2017

The Diary Boys | Rohit Raj Chauhan | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Coming of age novels are always an interesting read. They are like time machines, taking us back into time and making us relive all the beautiful memories of the past. The Dairy…

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