Rajeev Singh’s The Erotic Muse is a tale of the struggle of the protagonist as he tries to rise above his middling to look for true companionship and motive for life. This seductive fiction has a dose of supernatural elements as well as romance as it confronts social and personal problems.
The Cyclist by Anthony Neil Smith is a slow thriller which tells us the story of a cycling enthusiast Judd who decides to leave behind his life in Minnesota and join his girlfriend, Catriona for a bike trip in the uninhabited Scottish Highlands. But what felt like a simple bike trip becomes a dangerous adventure.
Dead to Them is the story of Moira Madhwa, who is a young and successful woman who lives in Mumbai. One fine day she goes missing without leaving any clue whatsoever. As the days go by, people start looking for her, but each person who is out there searching for Moira is doing so for his/her own selfish reasons.
In a town which has rarely seen any mishap, two murders in a day arouse suspicions. The responsibility to unravel the mystery behind these two seemingly exclusive incidents falls on the shoulders of Inspector Satyajit. Soon, the clues lead to the very underbelly of organized crimes – a gun club, a business-politics nexus, and much more.
The Seventh Cup has a moderate pace which keeps increasing with each passing chapter. Though quick, it is not difficult to keep up either. It is a fusion of a psychological thriller, suspense thriller and rom-com. It is the humour that holds the story together which is light and touchy.
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 My Musings Nature is something which has always fascinated me. I love the feel of pristine blue waters, wide green valleys and birds… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 My Musings India’s greatest storyteller is back again after a long gap. After penning masterpieces such as The Krishna Key, The Rozabal Line,… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 My Musings Novellas are sometimes so much more fun than a novel. This is especially true when they manage to tell a gripping… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Major world events don’t happen overnight. In fact, any major event does not happen overnight. They do not arise out of silly tiffs… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 Few Musings Thrillers often excite me. The mystery and dread associated with a thriller are often hard to come by in any other… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Few musings A happy change that I have only recently started noticing in Indian novels is that an increasing number of authors are… [Continue Reading]
PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 My Golden Rule It’s not always necessary to judge a book by its climax. This golden rule that I often strive to follow… [Continue Reading]