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Despite Love | Siddhartha Srivastava | Book Review

January 31, 2017

Despite Love | Siddhartha Srivastava | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

After a long time I chanced upon a murder mystery and that too from a debut author and since murder mystery is one genre that has a very high probability of a good entertainment quo…

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Blood in the Paradise | Madhav Mahidhar | Book Review

January 23, 2017

By KC EluriBlood in the Paradise | Madhav Mahidhar | Book Review

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

A murder mystery is always an interesting story to read. There is a lot of intrigue and mystery in a whodunit plot, with the reader always left guessing who the real culprit is and th…

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Skyfire | Aroon Raman | Book Review

November 24, 2016

Skyfire | Aroon Raman | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

It’s not every day that you come across a great book but when you do, it is hard to pull yourself out of it and get back to your normal routine. Aroon Raman’s Skyfire is one suc…

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Agniputr | Vadhan | Book Review

October 18, 2016

Agniputr | Vadhan | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

I always feel happy when once-debut authors come out with their second book and surpass all the expectations which one may have from their book. The book in question is Agnipu…

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03:02 | Mainak Dhar | Book Review

August 18, 2016

03:02 | Mainak Dhar | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Mainak Dhar is the poster boy of Indian zombie fiction and he writes with finesse; always taking the reader by surprise and always delivering more than expectation. So when I …

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The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen | Salil Desai | Book Review

July 29, 2015

The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen | Salil Desai | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTER: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Slowly and steadily thrillers and murder mysteries as a genre are gaining acceptance and popularity in India. This phenomenon can be attested by the ever increasing number of suc…

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The Bollywood Murder Mystery | Saurav Chakraborty | Book Review

July 11, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

After many days I got my hands on a murder mystery and that too a Bollywood one. This book is written by Saurav Chakraborty who is a debut author and is a practising chartered a…

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Goodbye Girl | Sheeja Jose | Book Review

April 7, 2015

Goodbye Girl | Sheeja Jose | Book ReviewBy Sarthak

PLOT  - 3.5/5

CHARACTERS -  4/5 

WRITING STYLE – 4/5

CLIMAX – 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT – 3.5/5

"I am going to open a real world, scarier than fiction" 

Justice is a strange concept, a concept which differentiates the right from wrong, the innocent from…

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Half Life | M. H. Rahman | Book Review

January 23, 2015

Half Life | M. H. Rahman | Book Review

By  Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

There is seldom a debut author who strikes you as someone so brilliant that you vow to read each and every one of his future works. Thus, it is not always that you come across a writer as b…

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Private India | Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson | Book Review

September 11, 2014

private india ashwin sanghi james patterson book reviewBy

­­­PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

It is a dream collaboration – James Patterson and Ashwin Sanghi. One is a master of crime writing, and the other is a master in weaving mystery. So when they co-author a book, it ought to be …

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Anti-Social Network | Piyush Jha | Book Review

September 4, 2014

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PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

April 29, 2014 – Man posts woman’s obscene photo on facebook, jailed for 3 years. June 6, 2014 – Husband held for posting his wife’s video on a porn site. June 23, 2014 – Man arrested for posting offen…

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Fraudster | RV Raman | Book Review

September 2, 2014

fraudster rv raman book reviewBy for Hachette

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Crime fiction novels in India have not had the same success as other genres like romance and dare I say, humour. This could well be that either the audience for such a genre is limited…

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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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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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The Uncommon Memories of Zeenat Qureishi | Veena Nagpal | Book Review

June 2, 2014

The Uncommon Memories of Zeenat Qureishi veena nagpal

By for Tara India Research Press

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

India is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse nations in the world; a melting pot of religions. Hinduism and Islam, the two major religions of India, have c…

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Delhi at Dark | Ram Vignesh | Book Review

April 22, 2014

delhi at dark ram vignesh book review

By for Ram Vignesh

PLOT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

I don’t know where to start. I guess my ratings say it all. As a reviewer, I rarely come across a book which makes me think hard in deciding where to deduct a point in the ratin…

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The Avatari | Raghu Srinivasan | Book Review

April 7, 2014

the avatari raghu srinivasan book review

By for Hachette

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

From a very early age, I have been on a steady diet of reading thrillers. Even as I was entering my teens, I was getting introduced to Robert Ludlum and Fredrick Forsyth, and boo…

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Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister | Tabrik C. | Book Review

March 24, 2014

prisoner jailor prime minister tabrik book review

By for Hachette

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

In the past few months, politics have become an important part of the news that we see every day. Of course, there is always something politically related happening, but the present …

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Dual Reality | Shyamkant Limaye | Book Review

March 5, 2014

dual reality shyamkant limaye book review

By for Shyamkant Limaye

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Every human being has two personalities – one which we show to the world, and another which is embedded deep within us. In most of us, our veiled personality is dormant, slee…

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Nazaqat | Sasha H. Singhal | Book Review

February 24, 2014

nazaqat sasha singhal book review

By  for Harsh Agarwal

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

In this world of ever increasing rivalry between humans to compete and succeed, is there any way to determine that the successful do not always cheat to reach where they …

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