The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires is a book that deserves every bit of the hype that it is currently getting. It is a clever twist on traditional vampire fiction; one that seems like a perfect combination of Desperate Housewives and Dracula.
The Green Room is a pretty decent book for somebody looking for mild horror. Set in a centuries old boarding school of Nainital, the book certainly gets the backdrop right. After all, there is something hauntingly beautiful about the lonely forests and the desolate roads of Himalayan towns.
Divided into 23 chapters, Indigo Awakening is a grim yet exciting read into the topsy-turvy world of a woman who has been suffering from the feeling of being visited by apparitions at night time. It all makes for a highly unpredictable narrative that seems to find no proper solution.
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.
Charlie isn’t really happy with the way her life is going. She lives with her aunt in an isolated cabin in the woods which much to Charlie’s disappointment is far away from everything she cares about – civilization, friends, and life. Her life changes when one day her aunt is kidnapped by vampires and Charlie has no clue whatsoever.Until now, she never knew that vampires existed.
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 now exploring diverse genres. There was once a time when every second Indian book that I read spoke about budding […]
THEME: 4/5 STORIES: 4/5 WRITING STYLE:3.5/5 SPOOKY QUOTIENT: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 One of the first books that we reviewed on bookGeeks was Manish Mahajan’s The Disappearance of Tejas Sharma. The book was a good read and we liked it immensely. Now, after more than 4 years I got the opportunity to read Manish’s 2nd […]
SUBJECT: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Done with the prequel, “Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills”, I piously sat down to read its sequel. More Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills is very similar to the first one, not in terms of the stories and characters but in terms of what forms the […]
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 picked up this book from the kindle […]
STORIES: 4/5 THEME: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Ruskin Bond is a household name in India. He is a living legend and he continues to inspire millions of Indians with his stories. “The Laughing Skull” by him is a book which I recently got a chance to read and enjoyed thoroughly. The book […]
PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Zombie fiction has become one of my favourite genres, and thus I now find myself reading more and more of the same. “Affliction Z: Patient Zero” is another one of my many reads in this genre. The story is set in Southern Nigeria […]
PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Mainak Dhar is the bestselling author of the “Alice in Deadland” series. Besides the super hit series, he has also penned other books most of them being zombie fictions. Chronicler Of The Undead is the latest book from his kitty and judging by his […]