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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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Manga Classics : Great Expectations | Charles Dickens | Book Review

January 18, 2016

Manga Classics : Great Expectations | Charles Dickens | Book Review

By Sankalpita

ADAPTATION: 3.5/5

ILLUSTRATION: 3.5/5

APPEAL: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

This book is my second one in the Mange Classics series initiative which attempts to popularize the age old timeless classics among a new set of readers by adapting them in the Manga fo…

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Girl World | Patricia Ottaviano | Book Review

September 10, 2015

Girl World | Patricia Ottaviano | Book Review

By Sankalpita

SUBJECT: 3.5/5

RESEARCH: 2/5

RELEVANCE: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Teenage years are indisputably one of the most challenging and most beautiful years of our life. The memories which we make and the person we develop into goes a long wa…

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The Quest | Dani Hoots | Book Review

September 10, 2015

The Quest | Dani Hoots | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The Quest by Dani Hoots is the first part in the Sanshlian series and is the story of a young girl Arcadia who lives on the planet Garvner along with her brother Rik and her d…

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After The Crash | Michel Bussi | Book Review

August 21, 2015

After the Crash | Michel Bussi | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

This French novel has been translated into 26 languages worldwide and has been hailed as the crime fiction book of the month by The Sunday Times and true to the fame that it has so …

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Miss Wrong and Mr Right | Robert Bryndza | Book Review

August 20, 2015

Miss Wrong and Mr Right | Robert Bryndza | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Natalie Love is a thirty something woman who is living the “it” life in London; running a successful theatre in London’s poshest Soho which is about to host one of the Holly…

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Fall Line | Tudor Robins | Book Review

August 20, 2015

Fall Line | Tudor Robins | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

Fall Line is the first book in the downhill series and is the story of a fifteen year old Chris who has only one goal in life- that to qualify for his district skiing team. Ev…

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China Dolls | Lisa See | Book Review

August 15, 2015

China Dolls | Lisa See | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Lisa See is an American writer and novelist who has to her credit a number of bestsellers including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dragon B…

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Danny Chaucer's Flying Saucer | Christopher Peter | Book Review

August 10, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

After many days, I finally got my hands on a children’s fiction. Thanks to Netgalley who obliged me with a digital copy in exchange for an honest review. Now, to all the adults o…

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Dead Girl Walking | Sharon Sant | Book Review

August 8, 2015

Dead Girl Walking | Sharon Sant | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

Last month I got a chance to read and review “The Memory Game” by the author Sharon Sant. The book, as can be gauged by my review was indeed a delightful read and I enjoyed it t…

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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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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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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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Murder to Go | Chloe Kendrick | Book Review

June 26, 2015

Murder to Go | Chloe Kendrick | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3.5/5

ENETRTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“Murder to Go” is the first part in the series “The Food Truck Mysteries” and is written by author Chloe Kendrick. Chloe has to her credit the hit “Animal Instinct” series whi…

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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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Jeeves and the Wedding Bells | Sebastian Faulks | Book Review

June 2, 2015

Jeeves and the Wedding Bells | Sebastian Faulks | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

“Jeeves and the Wedding Bells” is a tribute by Sebastian Faulks to the evergreen legend P.G. Wodehouse. This book in a most humble way seeks to revive one of the most legendary …

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