Book Reviews

The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone | Alistair Maclean | Book Review

PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE 5/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 “A team bound on a mission to change the course of a war. A mission that promises no hope for survival as the odds are monumentally stacked against them. Yet, they go. For, if not them, there is no one else…” The Guns …

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Stefan's Diaries

Stefan’s Diaries Origins | L. J. Smith | Book Review

PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Stefan’s Diaries Origins is the first part of Stefan’s Diaries, the book where Stefan’s journey begins. This book is a must-read for anybody who follows the American Channel CW’s best show “The Vampire Diaries” for it takes you through the complete and unabridged …

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Two Fates Judy Balan

Two Fates | Judy Balan | Book Review

PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 Two Fates by Judy Balan is the story of a couple, Rishab and Deepika, falling in and out of love, and what happens when their families decide to bring their love story back on track. When you pick up a chick-lit book to …

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The Shadow Throne

The Shadow Throne | Aroon Raman | Book Review

PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Since Chetan Bhagat published his first teen novel “5 Point Someone” in 2004, a plethora of authors have flooded the Indian Literary scene. Many giants have emerged like Ashwin Sanghi, Amish Tripathi and Ravi Subramanian. Similarly, there were many others who came & …

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The Taj Conspiracy

The Taj Conspiracy | Manreet Sodhi Someshwar | Book Review

PLOT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 2/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “History + Mystery = The Taj Conspiracy” While doing my engineering, I had come across P.K.Oak’s conspiracy theory that Taj Mahal was, in fact, a Shiva temple called ‘Tejo Mahalay’. I had spent days researching the topic, reading historical literature, articles and conspiracies …

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The Weekend that Changed Wall Street

The Weekend that Changed Wall Street | Maria Bartiromo | Book Review

SUBJECT: 3/5 RESEARCH: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 2/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 The Weekend that changed Wall Street is a book about the events that unfolded in the second week of September 2008 and that changed the whole modern-day Financial System. It answers questions like “How the crisis unravelled?” & “How all of it started? ”. Written by Maria …

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Chanakya's Chant

Chanakya’s Chant | Ashwin Sanghi | Book Review

PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 “Adi Shakti, Namo Namah Sarab Shakti, Namo Namah Prithum Bhagvati, Namo Namah” If you love History and Contemporary Fiction, then “Chanakya’s Chant” is ideal for you. The two subjects are poles apart and, to combine them and make the outcome interesting is a …

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DAY OF THE JACKAL

The Day of the Jackal | Frederick Forsyth | Book Review

PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 “One man with a rifle who can change the course of history. One man whose mission is so secretive not even his employers know his name. And as the minutes count down to the final act of execution, it seems that there is no power on earth that …

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Poor Little Rich Slum

Poor Little Rich Slum | Rashmi Bansal, Deepak Gandhi | Book Review

SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 To become a great non-fiction author you need a mind-boggling subject, you have to do exhaustive research and you need such jargons in your book that people seldom understand. Read Rashmi Bansal’s books and you’ll realise that all that is just a myth. Who imagined …

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The Suspect Michael Robotham

The Suspect | Michael Robotham | Book Review

PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 I suffer from “Genre Craze”. For certain periods I pick a genre and read as many books as I can before the craze dies.  Now it is Murder Mysteries & before that, it was Action/Adventure and before that Legal Thrillers. I was at the brink …

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