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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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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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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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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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A Quiet Life In The Country | T E Kinsey | Book Review

November 25, 2016

A Quiet Life In The Country | T E Kinsey | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 3.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 3/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5

These days I have become a huge fan of the Netgalley platform for that is where I choose majority of my “to read” titles from. This book too is another one of my Netgalley picks a…

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Skyfire | Aroon Raman | Book Review

November 24, 2016

Skyfire | Aroon Raman | Book ReviewBy Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

It’s not every day that you come across a great book but when you do, it is hard to pull yourself out of it and get back to your normal routine. Aroon Raman’s Skyfire is one suc…

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Agniputr | Vadhan | Book Review

October 18, 2016

Agniputr | Vadhan | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

I always feel happy when once-debut authors come out with their second book and surpass all the expectations which one may have from their book. The book in question is Agnipu…

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Two Graves | Zoe Kalo | Book Review

October 9, 2016

Two Graves | Zoe Kalo | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 3/5

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5

CLIMAX: 3/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5

On the first look, it is the cover and the blurb that allures you. The cover looks intriguing and the blurb promises a lot of thrill with something sinister lurking in between…

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A Midsummer's Equation | Keigo Higashino | Book Review

September 10, 2016

By Bhavna Anil

PLOT: 4/5 

CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 

WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 

CLIMAX: 4/5 

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 

From the author behind the worldwide sensation The Devotion of Suspect X comes another action-packed murder mystery. The third installment in the Detectiv…

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03:02 | Mainak Dhar | Book Review

August 18, 2016

03:02 | Mainak Dhar | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

Mainak Dhar is the poster boy of Indian zombie fiction and he writes with finesse; always taking the reader by surprise and always delivering more than expectation. So when I …

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Stieg Larsson | Book Review

January 1, 2016

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Stieg Larsson | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 4.5/5

WRITING STYLE: 5/5

CLIMAX: 5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

It is one of the most sold series in the world and yet I only got a chance to read it last August and I can only say one thing that the thrill was worth the wait for everythin…

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The Girl In The Spider's Web | David Lagercrantz | Book Review

September 20, 2015

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4.5/5

CHARACTERS: 5/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4.5/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5

Who hasn’t heard of the millennium series? And who hasn’t heard of the legendary Stieg Larsson? We all remember what a pleasure it was to get to know the fascinating and intrigu…

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The Girl On The Train | Paula Hawkins | Book Review

September 3, 2015

The Girl On The Train | Paula Hawkins | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5

The Girl on the Train is a novel which has witnessed phenomenal success in the last few months, quickly rising to become one of the most talked about books this year. Its Goodread…

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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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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 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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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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Burn | James Patterson | Book Review

June 2, 2015

Burn | James Patterson | Book Review

By Sankalpita

PLOT: 4/5

CHARACTERS: 4/5

WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5

CLIMAX: 4/5

ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5

James Patterson is a genius and this book yet again proves the sheer brilliance of his writing. Burn is written by James Patterson and co-authored by Michael Ledwidge who has …

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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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