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Coraline | Neil Gaiman | Book Review

December 7, 2016

Coraline | Neil Gaiman | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

I live in the small town of Hosapete near Hampi in Karnataka. They aren’t much choices available to buy books here, and so whenever I get a chance I travel to the nearby Hubli and…

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The Laughing Skull | Ruskin Bond | Book Review

December 7, 2016

The Laughing Skull | Ruskin Bond | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

STORIES: 4/5

THEME: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Ruskin Bond is a household name in India. He is a living legend and he continues to inspire millions of Indians with his stories. The Laughing Skull by him is a book which I recently got a chance …

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane | Neil Gaiman | Book Review

September 11, 2016

The Ocean at the End of the Lane | Neil Gaiman | Book Review

By Bhavna Anil

PLOT: 4/5 

CHARACTERS: 5/5  

WRITING STYLE: 5/5  

CLIMAX: 4/5  

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5  

A little boy. An unnamed monster. Birds from an unnamed realm which feed on said unnamed monster. A woman so old that she witnessed the Big Bang. A…

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Chronicler Of The Undead | Mainak Dhar | Book Review

December 17, 2015

Chronicler of the Undead | Mainak Dhar | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Mainak Dhar is the bestselling author of the “Alice in Deadland” series. Besides the super hit series, he has also penned other books most of them being zombie fictions. Chronicle…

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The Memory Game | Sharon Sant | Book Review

July 14, 2015

The Memory Game | Sharon Sant | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Sharon Sant has to her credit not one, not two but eight different titles. The Memory Game was published in 2013 and since then has been quite popular among various categories…

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Revival | Stephen King | Book Review

April 19, 2015

Revival |  Stephen King | Book ReviewBy KC

PLOT  - 4/5

CHARACTERS -  4/5

WRITING STYLE – 4.5/5

CLIMAX – 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT – 4.5/5

Stephen King is a well-known author, prolifically writing horror stories, suspense and fantasy novels. When you find out that Mr. King has come out with another book, y…

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The Vines | Christopher Rice | Book Review

November 28, 2014

The Vines | Christopher Rice | Book Review

By Sankalpita for NetGalley

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITNG STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

The southern plantation estates have always held and retained a charm of the olden ways. If one can manage to look past its dirty past, there is indeed an aura to these estates. …

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Stefan's Diaries #2: Bloodlust | L.J. Smith | Book Review

June 10, 2014

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PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5          

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

I am an ardent follower and worshiper of the Vampire Diaries, the legendarily famous TV series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. Some time back in mid-2013, I …

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Red Hill | Jamie McGuire | Book Review

February 6, 2014

red hill jamie mcguire book review

By  for Simon & Schuster

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITIG STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Sometime back in the year 2013, I had read a book– Zombiestan, and as the name suggests it indeed is a work of zombie fiction. Then, after a while, we at bookgeeks re…

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Red Rain | R.L. Stine | Book Review

October 15, 2013

red rain r l stine book review

By  for Simon & Schuster

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

‘Red Rain’ is written by the glorious R.L. Stine, the undisputed ‘Numero Uno’ of our childhood horror fantasies. The writer of the greatest works in children’s h…

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More Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills | Minakshi Chaudhry | Book Review

October 11, 2013

more ghost stories of shimla hills minakshi chaudhry book review

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SUBJECT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Done with the prequel, “Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills”, I piously sat down to read its sequel. More Ghost Stories of Shimla is very similar to the first one, not in terms of the stories and chara…

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Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills | Minakshi Chaudhry | Book Review

October 11, 2013

ghost stories of shimla hills minakshi chaudhry book review

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SUBJECT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

A month back I was in the beautiful hill city of Shimla. At the railway station, I came across a bookshop selling dozen or so book on Shimla. It was here I saw the book, More Ghost Stories of Shimla Hi…

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The Disappearance of Tejas Sharma | Manish Mahajan | Book Review

September 23, 2013

the disappearance of tejas sharma manish mahajan book review

By  for Manish Mahajan

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

Beyond the realms of men, there is a world; a world where the unknown and the unexplained resides, a world which information and education can’t reasonably explain, a world where the e…

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