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Blog posts February 2014

Newton's Law Reversed | Howard Roark | Book Review

February 28, 2014

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By for Howard Roark

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

The basic premise of most love stories, either it be a tragedy or a happy one, is the same. There are certain indispensable fundamentals which, at their core, do not change muc…

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Pendulum | Sarang Kawade | Book Review

February 28, 2014

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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

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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

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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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Adarra | Sophia John | Book Review

February 26, 2014

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By  for Sophia John

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

We live in a world of brutal realities. Every day we struggle, not to make ends meet, but to compete and compete till the last breath. Therefore, in this rat race of a life…

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The Song of King Gesar | Alai | Book Review

February 26, 2014

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By  for Random House India

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CULTURAL/HISTORICAL QUOTIENT: 5/5

Being an Indian, I am always curious about our neighbouring countries. We have a number of countries bordering us along all the sides, but it is the North-Eastern border th…

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Just Kidding... Yours, Destiny | Anirban Das | Book Review

February 25, 2014

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By  for Anirban Das

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

The greatest prankster in the world is destiny or fate or karma. It always teases us, and never lets anything go according to plan; it is the greatest devotee of Murphy’s Law. …

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe | Douglas Adams | Book Review

February 24, 2014

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By Kshitij Rawat (Guest)

PLOT: 5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

When it comes to books, I’m largely a fantasy-oriented guy. I haven’t read too many science-fiction books but Douglas Adam’s comic sci-fi series, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, …

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AAKAANKSHA SINGH | Author Interview

February 24, 2014

Aakaanksha Singh is the debut author of 'Yes! I Matter', an inspiring story of a common Indian housewife. The wife of a PCS officer, Aakaanksha did not get succumbed to the comfortable life of a housewife, and decided to follow her passions. 'Yes! I Matter' is an outcome of this passion of hers. In …

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ANURADHA PRASAD | Author Interview

February 24, 2014

Anuradha Prasad, a columnist, editor, journalist, and feature writer, brings her unique and flavoured writing experience into her debut book 'Two Winters and 365 Days'. A huge fan of Wordsworth's poems, she believes in the importance of individualistic style of writing. In this interview, she talks …

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Nazaqat | Sasha H. Singhal | Book Review

February 24, 2014

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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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Balcony on the River | Kaushik Ghosh | Book Review

February 24, 2014

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PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

A good story is perhaps the best way to ensure that you have the attention of your reader at all times. Not only would your book be a page turner, but any flaws that you may feel are in the boo…

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Cell | Robin Cook | Book Review

February 22, 2014

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By  for Pan Macmillan

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Mobile phones have penetrated deeply into our daily lives; they have become indispensable. They started as a communication device, and slowly outgrew themselves; now a mobile p…

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Gods, Kings & Slaves: The Siege of Madurai | R. Venketesh | Book Review

February 22, 2014

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By  for Hachette

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

Off late, there have been an explosion of books based on romance, be it the college variety or the grown up version. But at the same time, historical fiction has been making its presenc…

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Giveaway #1 | The Black Coat | Neamat Imam (CLOSED)

February 21, 2014

 THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

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BookGeeks proudly announces its first giveaway, and we start it with Neamat Imam’s ‘The Black Coat’. The book is a satire based on the Sheikh Mujib government of Bangladesh, and in the words of our reviewer, “Though this book is a work…

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Combat of Shadows | Manohar Malgonkar | Book Review

February 21, 2014

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By  for Rupa Publications

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Racial discrimination was one of the major reasons behind the Indian independence struggle. Brown people were treated like dogs; sometimes even worse. Though inter-racial…

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Con Law | Mark Gimenez | Book Review

February 21, 2014

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By  for Hachette

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Thrillers have always been a fan favorite among readers. A well-written thriller makes the author completely invested in the book, and the much clichéd page turners are true in many…

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Yes! I Matter | Aakaanksha Singh | Book Review

February 20, 2014

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By  for Aakaanksha

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 2.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 2/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

For years now, women have had to deal with the fact that they are expected to stay at home and run the house rather than have any individual aspirations. For Indian housewives, es…

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Virgin Gingelly | V. Sanjay Kumar | Book Review

February 18, 2014

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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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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth | Chris Hadfield | Book Review

February 18, 2014

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By  for Pan Macmillan

SUBJECT: 3/5

RELEVANCE: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

1969 is a landmark year in world history. It is the year in which Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. This brought astronauts into limelight; Star Wars, released 8 years later, certainly helpe…

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