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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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Giveaway #5 | Tiger Mates | Amrish Shah

January 22, 2015

bookGeeks.in proudly announces its fifth giveaway, and this time it is the book Tiger Mates by author Amrish Shah

Shyla is a young lady working with an NGO in Capetown, South Africa whose world is shattered when she realizes that her dying father is not her real one and that she is actually the…

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AMRISH SHAH | Author Interview

January 22, 2015

Working in film and television media for over two decades, a simple question in Amish's mind gave him the idea to pen down "Tiger Mates" - “If I just conquer myself, do I really need to conquer the world?" A talented storyteller, Amrish already has two more books in pipeline, and is sure to make a m…

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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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Flames Of Paradise | Tanuja Shankar | Book Review

January 20, 2015

Flames Of Paradise | Tanuja Shankar | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Much has been written about the Kashmir Valley and the conflict which surrounds it. Many an articles and many a books describe what the people of Kashmir have gone through and still go th…

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VIRAJ MAHAJAN | Author Interview

January 19, 2015

Very few people have the courage of coming out of the rat race and do what they truly love doing. Viraj Mahajan is one such man. A die-hard Rowling fan, he has been reading Mark Twain since fifth grade. We got a chance to interview Viraj for bookGeeks.in.

viraj mahajan author interview

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Indians At Herod's Gate: A Jerusalem Tale | Navtej Sarna | Book Review

January 18, 2015

Indians At Herod

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

HISTORICAL RELEVANCE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale is the chef-d’oeuvre work from the Indian author-columnist Navtej Sarna who currently also holds the esteemed office of the Indian …

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Just The Way You Are | Sanjeev Ranjan | Book Review

January 15, 2015

Just The Way You Are | Sanjeev Ranjan

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Sanjeev Ranjan has to his credit two bestselling novels – “In course of True Love (2012)” and “It’s No Longer a Dream (2014)” but unfortunately for me I never had the pleasure of reading th…

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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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When She Smiled | Ritoban Chakrabarti | Book Review

January 14, 2015

By Sarthak

PLOT : 3.5\5

CHARACTERS : 4\5

WRITING STYLE : 4\5

CLIMAX : 4\5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT : 4\5

"That's the thing about girls, every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall in love with them and then you never kno…

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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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Get into Gear, Stilton! | Stilton | Book Review

January 12, 2015

Get into Gear, Stilton! | Stilton | Book Review

By Ayushman Singh Solanki

STORY: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

COVER: 4/5

ILLUSTRATIONS: 4/5

FUN QUOTIENT: 3/5

I am reviewing a book for first time and I am also reading Geronimo Stilton for the first time. I think that this book is very funny and I like it very much. It has twists at two points in …

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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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Khushwant Singh On Love And Sex | Khushwant Singh | Book Review

January 12, 2015

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

When you think about Khushwant Singh and about his writings, what is the first word which comes to your mind? Sex, for he is a writer who is famously known for his frequent and candid commentaries on…

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Unbreakable: An Autobiography | M.C. Mary Kom | Book Review

January 12, 2015

UNBREAKABLE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY | M.C. Mary Kom

By Sankalpita

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CANDIDNESS: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Pursuing professional sports in India is a daunting job and that job becomes even more difficult when the gender in question is the fairer sex. Women sports in India are still treated as a joke and therefore the…

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Derivation of Life | Viraj J. Mahajan | Book Review

January 7, 2015

Derivation Of Life | Viraj J. Mahajan

By Sarthak

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

There are three vital essentials to living a happy life in this world, something to do that makes you feel worth-while, something to love and something to hope for.
Out of the above three "Hope…

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Giveaway #4 | Flames Of Paradise | Tanuja Shankar

January 4, 2015

flames of paradise book giveaway

bookGeeks.in proudly announces its fourth giveaway, and this time it is the book Flames of Paradise by author Tanuja Shankar. The book is a matured love story of an ambitious journalist Snigdha who gets trapped among the Jihadis in Kashmir while interviewing the group chief. Much to her …

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Tiger Mates | Amrish Shah | Book Review

January 4, 2015

Tiger Mates | Amrish Shah | Book Review

By Sankalpita 

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

“When two soul mates unite with equal daredevilry, against cruel circumstances, and fight their inner demons only to discover their true calling, they are destined to be Tiger Mates. Says…

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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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