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Blog posts July 2015

The Man Booker Prize 2015 Nominees

July 31, 2015

This year’s Man Booker Prize longlist includes 13 titles, many of which are surprising, and even more surprising is the fact that many titles which we were sure would make it are missing. The notable thing is the two Indian names – Anuradha Roy, for her book “Sleeping on Jupiter” and Sunjeev Sah…

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The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen | Salil Desai | Book Review

July 29, 2015

The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen | Salil Desai | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTER: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Slowly and steadily thrillers and murder mysteries as a genre are gaining acceptance and popularity in India. This phenomenon can be attested by the ever increasing number of suc…

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The Old Man and His God | Sudha Murty | Book Review

July 29, 2015

The Old Man and His God | Sudha Murty | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

THEME: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Sudha Murty does not need introductions. After years of hard work she has successfully established herself as a force to be reckoned with. She is also one of India’s most fam…

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There's Something About You | Yashodhara Lal | Book Review

July 27, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Yashodhara Lal is the author of two bestselling books – “Just Married, Please Excuse” and “Sorting Out Sid”. “There’s Something About You” is her third book and I must say that th…

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The Backbenchers: 3 Days of Summer | Sidharth Oberoi | Book Review

July 27, 2015

The Backbenchers: 3 Days of Summer | Sidharth Oberoi | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

The backbencher series has enjoyed quite a bit of success and I must say all of it is indeed very well deserved. All the books are written making use of the hit formula that typic…

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Amulet Book 1 | Kazu Kibuishi | Book Review

July 26, 2015

Amulet Book 1 | Kazu Kibuishi | Book Review

By Ayushman Singh Solanki

STORY- 4/5

COVER- 4/5

ILLUSTRATIONS – 3.5/5

CHARACTERS- 3/5

ADVENTURE QUOTIENT- 3/5

The story of Amulet is about a family of four persons - two children and parents. The children lose their father in a car accident in which the children and mother su…

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ANJALI KIRPALANI | Author Interview

July 25, 2015

Don't get confused, for she ain't a Bollywood Diva or a Glam Model; though she definitely looks like one. She is the young and talented author of two bestselling books - "Written in the Stars" and "Never Say Never". Meet the versatile and very talented Anjali Kirpalani. 

Anjali Kirpalani | Author Interview

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ANITA SHIRODKAR | Author Interview

July 24, 2015

From advertising to graphic designing to marketing to fiction writing, this multi talented lady has successfully tried her hands at everything she has ever desired. We at bookGeeks.in got lucky when she agreed to spare us a few moments amidst her constant shuffling between Dubai and Mumbai.

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Karma Never Dies | Sreedevan CG | Book Review

July 22, 2015

Karma Never Dies | Sreedevan CG | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 2/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5

CLIMAX: 2/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5

“A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and the bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the supreme abode” – Chanakya

P…

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Shadi on Toes | Payal Sareen Reddy, Ashoka Bala Reddy | Book Review

July 17, 2015

Shadi on Toes | Payal Sareen Reddy, Ashok Bala Reddy | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

The moment you see this book you will be surprised. The reason is that this book has been co-authored by a husband and wife duo and after reading the book I can safely say that thei…

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Nights in Pink Satin | Anita Shirodkar | Book Review

July 16, 2015

Nights in Pink Satin | Anita Shirodkar | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Women’s fiction especially the ones with a slight hint of erotica are gaining ever increasing acceptance in the Indian market. Authors no longer shy away from penning such works…

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Or Forever Hold Your Peace | Donna Abraham | Book Review

July 16, 2015

Or Forever Hold Your Peace | Donna Abraham | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 2.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Marriage is a necessary evil in India and this is especially true in certain places, cultures, communities and families where under the tremendous pressure of society, family …

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BHAAVNA ARORA | Author Interview

July 14, 2015

This multi-talented multi-faceted personality has too many things in her kitty. An excellent academician, an ace student, a great teacher and leader and now a best-selling writer, her achievements seem like stuff which dreams are made of. bookGeeks.in landed lucky when we got a chance to interview t…

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FRANCIS H. POWELL | Author Interview

July 14, 2015

A few days back, he was seen seen doling out advice to newbie authors on how to strike it rich in the publishing world. bookGeeks.in presents to you Francis H Powell on his writings and life.

FRANCIS H POWELL | Author Interview

bookGeeks: Tell us something about Francis as a person
Francis: I was…

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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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Miss Mabel's School for Girls | Katie Cross | Book Review

July 14, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Before I start this review I must state one single fact – that which says that I am a complete Harry Potter fan and hence my loving this book was a predestined thing. How? We…

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Real Heroes: Ordinary People Extraordinary Service | Book Review

July 14, 2015

Real Heroes: Ordinary People Extraordinary Service | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

CONCEPT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service” – Mother Teresa

These words reflect upon the meaning of true love. What i…

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Broken Lies (Broken #1) | Claire Vale | Book Review

July 11, 2015

Broken Lies | Claire Vale | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

There is something about dystopian fiction which appeals to readers of all ages. The panic, the tension, the life on edge is something which scares and thrills all of us. I go…

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The Bollywood Murder Mystery | Saurav Chakraborty | Book Review

July 11, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

After many days I got my hands on a murder mystery and that too a Bollywood one. This book is written by Saurav Chakraborty who is a debut author and is a practising chartered a…

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SRIRAM KARRI | Author Interview

July 10, 2015

His first book was longlisted for the Vodafone Crossword Book Award in 2008 and his second made it to the longlist for the MAN Asian Literary Prize in 2009. He is none other than Sriram Karri, the renowned writer, columnist and English language novelist. We at bookGeeks.in  had a heart to heart with…

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