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Jim Morgan and the Seven Sins | Bharat Madan | Book Review

February 28, 2017

Jim Morgan and the Seven Sins | Bharat Madan | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

After a long time I got the opportunity to read a fantasy thriller. This is a rather rare genre amongst the Indian authors and hence not many people want to dabble their hands…

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19th Akshauhini: Algorithm of the Gita | Haribakth & Vaishnavi | Book Review

February 27, 2017

19th Akshauhini: Algorithm of the Gita | Haribakth & Vaishnavi | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RESEARCH: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

The book is an attempt to peep into the infinite knowledge that Bhagwat Gita has to offer. Bhagwat Gita or simply Gita is a collection of 700 Sanskrit verses based upon the Hindu epic of Mahabhar…

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Ghost Stories from the Raj | Ruskin Bond | Book Review

February 22, 2017

Ghost Stories from the Raj | Ruskin Bond | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Ghost Stories from the Raj makes for an exceptional read. It is one of those reads which is sometimes perilously funny and yet other times quite creepy but at the end of the day it sure is an entertaining read. I pi…

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Tales and Legends from India | Ruskin Bond | Book Review

February 22, 2017

Tales and Legends from India | Ruskin Bond | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

CONCEPT: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“India is more than a land, it is an atmosphere” says the famous author Ruskin Bond who, incidentally is also the author of this book. In his introduction of this book, he mentions that this …

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Plum Pudding Bride | Anne Garboczi | Book Review

February 21, 2017

Plum Pudding Bride | Anne Garboczi Evans | Book ReviewBy Rakhi

PLOT – 3.5/5

CHARACTERS – 4/5

WRITING STYLE – 3.5/5

CLIMAX – 2.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT – 3/5

The plot sets rolling when Peter who has been tongue tied for years, when it comes to proposing his beloved Patience, decides to propose her. While he was sure that Pa…

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Blemishing the Odds | Harish Penumarthi | Book Review

February 21, 2017

Blemishing the Odds | Harish Penumarthi | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

There is something about coming of age novels that appeals to the reader and also the teenager in me. Such books often leave me reminiscing about my own “good old days” and they o…

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Stripped to the Bone | Ghada Alatrash | Book Review

February 15, 2017

Stripped to the Bone | Ghada Alatrash | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 4/5

RELEVANCE: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

Syrians are probably the most unlucky people in this world. All the war and violence has not left them any peace let alone a normal family life. Ghada Alatrash in this compelling piece of fictio…

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SUJATA SABNIS | Author Interview

February 4, 2017

After almost an year of research into the Mughal times, this young vivacious author is back with her 3rd novel and this one is sure to turn all the heads her way. So we indeed got lucky when we got to interview the charming and talented author Sujata Sabnis.

Sujata Sabnis | Author Interview

bookGeeks: Tell …

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Define Thirty-Six Twice of Eighteen | Shikhashikz | Book Feature

February 3, 2017

Define Thirty-Six: Twice of Eighteen | Book FeatureBlurb -

I turned 36 this year ( and I am not shy to reveal my age ). Initial months of 2016 was when I decided that it's high time that I put my personal goal into action, and I started working on this piece. When you are 18, you are free to take your decisions and venture into a new horizon.Prob…

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SHIKHA PAKHIDE | Author Interview

February 3, 2017

Books are her best friends and Tea is her favorite beverage. She is the one who is known to create the "zing" factor in marketing. She is none other than the charming author of the book Define Thirty-Six: Twice of Eighteen. We at bookGeeks got lucky when we got her to talk about herself and her writ…

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The Alien Conspiracy | Krishna Sriteja D. | Book Review

February 3, 2017

The Alien Conspiracy | Krishna Sriteja D | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

It’s not every day that you come across an Indian science fiction novel and thus finally when you find one, it is hard to resist oneself from the lures of it. The first thing wh…

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The Diary Boys | Rohit Raj Chauhan | Book Review

February 3, 2017

The Diary Boys | Rohit Raj Chauhan | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Coming of age novels are always an interesting read. They are like time machines, taking us back into time and making us relive all the beautiful memories of the past. The Dairy…

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Despite Love | Siddhartha Srivastava | Book Feature

January 31, 2017

Blurb -

Mistakes Happen... 
After all, we are human. 
Smriti wanted to be alone, away from Risabh. Their tumultuous relationship was too much for her to take. There was too much pain and sadness and they were staring at a point of no return. She needed a break from him, she thought. But littl…

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Despite Love | Siddhartha Srivastava | Book Review

January 31, 2017

Despite Love | Siddhartha Srivastava | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

After a long time I chanced upon a murder mystery and that too from a debut author and since murder mystery is one genre that has a very high probability of a good entertainment quo…

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My Father is a Hero | Nishant Kaushik | Book Review

January 24, 2017

My Father is a Hero | Nishant Kaushik | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

I picked up this book because the name suggested a different storyline and to be honest the title got me a bit intrigued. I was sent a copy of this book by Srishti Publishers …

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DIMPLE SINGH | Author Interview

January 24, 2017

Currently pursuing her degree in Journalism and also working on 3 books, Dimple Singh is an exceptionally talented individual. We at bookGeeks got lucky and had a tête-à-tête with this young budding author.

Dimple Singh | Intimidating Obscurity A Pursue To Eternity | Author Interview

bookGeeks: Tell us something about yourself
Dimple:

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Benign Flame | B.S. Murthy | Book Feature

January 23, 2017

 

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The attractions Roopa experienced and the fantasies she entertained as a teen shaped a male imagery that ensconced her subconscious. Insensibly, confident carriage came to be associated with the image of maleness in her mind-set. Her acute consciousness of masculinity only increased…

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The Orphan | S.R. Nair | Book Review

January 23, 2017

The Orphan | S.R. Nair | Book Review

By Rakhi

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Sid, the Indian Son of an American couple knew all the way that he was adopted. He loved his surrogate parents but did not quite like their fascination towards his birth nation. Brou…

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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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The Diary Boys | Rohit Raj Chauhan | Book Feature

January 20, 2017

The Diary Boys | Rohit Raj Chauhan | Book Feature

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Well, when the four old times friends Ayush, Amit, Vivek and Rahul take up decision to write a diary about the things happening in their life but, with a condition that the diary would rotate among them every month, their lives gives them ridiculous experiences to write. In the proces…

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