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377 | Manish Jani | Book Review

December 7, 2016

377 | Manish Jani | Book ReviewBy Sarthak

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

As per the natural order a male and female completes a couple, a yin and a yang. A couple represents an entity of nature that brings balance. With the current state of our society th…

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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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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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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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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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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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Sita's Curse | Sreemoyee Piu Kundu | Book Review

May 19, 2014

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By for Hachette

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Erotica is a genre in books that is perhaps not yet in the limelight as much as it ought to be. “Fifty Shades of Grey” was perhaps the book that broke the shackles, both in the i…

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Burning Sapphires | Suresh K. Goswami | Book Review

May 7, 2014

burning sapphires suresh goswami book review

By for Suresh Goswami

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Did you know that deep inside the state of Jammu & Kashmir dwells a tiny little village Machail. Not more than 10 kilometres from the village is Sunchem Valley, where wor…

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Losing My Religion | Vishwas Mudagal | Book Review

April 1, 2014

losing my religion vishwas mudagal book review

By for Fingerprint Publishers

PLOT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

Entrepreneurship is the “in” thing now; it is the buzz word. Everybody wants to be their own boss; they want to revolutionise the world with their ideas. But being an e…

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Boats on Land - A Collection of Short Stories | Janice Pariat | Book Review

March 29, 2014

boats on land janice pariat book review

By for Random House India

STORIES: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

The beauty of the north-east lies in its culture, its people and its landscapes. The seven sisters, as these seven states are called, have their own culture, beliefs and language, and ea…

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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri | Book Review

March 5, 2014

the namesake jhumpa lahiri book review

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PLOT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

I am particularly hesitant to reading books by renowned authors; authors who bag Nobels and Pulitzers and Man Bookers. It is not that I haven’t tried. Most of what they write, though beautiful, go wa…

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Pendulum | Sarang Kawade | Book Review

February 28, 2014

pendulum sarang kawade book review

By for Sarang Kawade

CONCEPT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

These days when you browse through top online bookstores or visit any of the brick & mortar bookstores, you don’t come across many poetry books. It is therefore quite astounding and impressive w…

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini | Book Review

February 27, 2014

a thousand splendid suns khaled hosseini book review

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PLOT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

If you are a devoted follower of fiction novels, and you still haven’t read ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’, it is a point worth pondering over. This is one of the best book I have come across i…

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Lajja: Shame | Taslima Nasrin | Book Review

February 27, 2014

lajja shame taslima sasrin book review

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PLOT: 5/5

RESEARCH: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

History teaches us that religion has been one of the most compelling reasons behind many of the great wars, and a consequence of most religious wars is an exodus of natives who have been conquered; the exodus of I…

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Virgin Gingelly | V. Sanjay Kumar | Book Review

February 18, 2014

virgin gingelly sanjay kumar book review

By  for Market My Book

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

It is a common accusation among readers, this reviewer included, that what the Indian authors have to offer nowadays has either suffered from a lack of a good plot or lacks drastica…

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Scientist Sister Sleeping Brother | Rahul Kapoor | Book Review

February 13, 2014

scientist sister sleeping brother

By  for Leadstart

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

As I sit down writing this review, I am sure the name must have amazed you. I surely cannot blame you, for I myself was equally, if not more, amazed when I first heard th…

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Stories of Hope | Kirthi Jayakumar | Book Review

February 11, 2014

stories of hope kirthi jayakumar book review

By  for Kirthi Jayakumar

STORIES: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

There are both pluses and minuses with short stories. They lack the depth and detail of a full-length novel, but are short and undemanding; you need not start from the first page of t…

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Let It Be | R. Sundaram | Book Review

February 10, 2014

let it be sundaram book review

By KRV Subramanian

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

First off, let me say that ‘Let it Be’ by R. Sundaram is not just an enjoyable book. It is close to being a masterpiece in its own right! The underlying theme is the utter alienation of …

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Two Winters and 365 Days | Anuradha Prasad | Book Review

February 5, 2014

two winters and 365 days anuradha prasad book review

By  for Anuradha Prasad

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Reading a debut author’s work is always a bit of an adventure, whether that adventure will fulfil what one is seeking or will it turn into a mere disappointment, is jus…

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Untruly Yours 101 Lies | Subhadip Chakraborty | Book Review

January 21, 2014

untruly your 101 lies subhadip chakraborty book review

By  for Subhadip Chakraborty

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

When a person decides to write his or her first book, there are probably two schools of thought. One is where the person is really looking forward to making a career in writin…

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