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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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A Time to Burnish | Radhika Nathan | Book Review

December 25, 2016

A Time to Burnish | Radhika Nathan | Book ReviewBy KC

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Historical thrillers have a peculiar charm to them. Not only do they give you a historical perspective and information about the past, but there is also a certain thrill in the anticipation…

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The Line Reader | Agni Tripathi | Book Review

November 26, 2015

The Line Reader | Agni Tripathi | Book ReviewBy KC

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Short stories can be a very tricky form of telling tales. There is no scope for elaborate back stories or time to build characters. The time is limited and the impact that the autho…

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Stillness and Speed | Dennis Bergkamp | Book Review

June 23, 2015

Stillness and Speed | Dennis Bergkamp | Book Review

By KC

SUBJECT: 4.5/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

If you ask fans of Arsenal football club who they think their best player was, Dennis Bergkamp would certainly be in most peoples’ top 5. The Dutch international was a player that was in the moul…

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The Hammer of Eden | Ken Follett | Book Review

June 10, 2015

The Hammer Of Eden | Ken Follett | Book ReviewBy KC

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Equality has never been mankind’s forte, ever, and society rules have always more or less tried to segregate different classes of people. While the idea was to keep the inequality so th…

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The Modigliani Scandal | Ken Follett | Book Review

June 10, 2015

By KC

The Modigliani Scandal | Ken Follett | Book ReviewPLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Whenever you see either Sotheby’s or Christie’s in the news, it is more than likely because they sold another multimillion dollar painting of a famous painter that has been dead for a very …

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Tales from the Secret Footballer | Anon Anon | Book Review

May 20, 2015

By KC

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Football is one of the most watched sports in the world, and has millions of fans in multiple countries. And the English Premier League is one of the most popular leagues in the world, with fans around t…

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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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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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City Times and Other Poems | Vihang a Naik | Book Review

April 19, 2015

City Times and Other Poems | Vihang a Naik | Book ReviewBy KC

WRITING STYLE - 3.5/5

CONTENT - 4/5

CONCEPT - 3.5/5

Poetry if one of the beautiful art forms that can truly capture what the artist is imagining or going through. While minimalistic in terms of the words used, the beauty lies in being able to send the message across in a few short …

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HarperCollins To Publish Harper Lee’s Second Novel

February 5, 2015

By Kc

 

HarperCollins have revealed today that they would be releasing a second novel by Harper Lee.

Harper Lee, who has written only one book so far, albeit the highly acclaimed “To Kill A Mocking Bird” had also started on another book called “Go Set A Watchman”, a sequel to her award win…

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The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 3: KURUKSHETRA | Krishna Udayasankar | Book Review

January 20, 2015

the aryavarta chronicles krisna udayasankar book review

By KC

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

India is a country filled with storytellers and mythological tales that are at once fascinating and revealing. The people in mythology are of such strong characters that one is but left to wonder ho…

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Moriarty | Anthony Horowitz | Book Review

January 15, 2015

By KC

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most beloved characters in fiction and is a world famous detective. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s hero has captured the imagination of people then and now…

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Robert Ludlum's The Janson Option | Robert Ludlum | Book Review

January 14, 2015

By KC

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

During his long career as a writer, Robert Ludlum was well respected for the yarns he could spin, and the level of detail and complexity his plots had. More often than not it meant that the books were …

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Raja Raja and the Swapped Sacks | Natasha Sharma | Book Review

January 12, 2015

By Sankalpita

STORY: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

COVER: 4.5/5

ILLUSTRATION: 3/5

FUN QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Raja Raja and the swapped sacks has a wonderful concept of mixing history with mystery. The book very skilfully makes use of the story and characters to help the children learn a little bit of history…

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The Lincoln Myth | Steve Berry | Book Review

January 3, 2015

The Lincoln Myth | Steve Berry | Book Review

By KC

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Historical fiction is a lot of fun to read, especially when it is from authors who do their research and try to keep the historical facts as straight as they can. When they do play ha…

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Mr. Mercedes | Stephen King | Book Review

September 8, 2014

mr mercedes stephen king book reviewBy

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Every genre has a certain aspect that the author needs to get right while writing. If it’s a romance novel, the main premise would be about the protagonists finding each other, through whatever t…

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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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Memories with Maya | Clyde Dsouza | Book Review

September 2, 2014

memories with maya clyde dsouza book reviewBy for Clyde Dsouza

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Science fiction stories are always fascinating. The technology involved and the settings are almost always futuristic, and to see how the world in the future may evolve always keeps th…

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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith | Book Review

July 31, 2014

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith Book ReviewBy

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

For any author of a successful series, it can be difficult to write a story that does not revolve around the universe created in that series. Some successfully do it, some cannot replicate the same s…

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