Fiction

Scandal Point by Manju Jaidka

Scandal Point | Manju Jaidka | Book Review

PLOT: 2.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2/5 Scandal Point, written by Manju Jaidka, is a historical fiction novel. The genre was the sole reason why I decided to read and review this book. I associate this genre with greats like Chris Kuzneski, Dan Brown, Andy McDermott or Ashwin Sanghi and …

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Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh

Train to Pakistan | Khushwant Singh | Book Review

PLOT: 4/5CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5 Train to Pakistan is the highly acclaimed novel written by Khushwant Singh. It is set in 1947 when the partition of India was taking place and swarms of people – both Hindus and Muslims were migrating in large numbers. The time was a tumultuous …

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The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian

The Bankster | Ravi Subramanian | Book Review

PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 2/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 I can proudly say that I am one of the biggest John Grisham fans there is. I have read all his legal thrillers and loved every one of them. So, when Wall Street Journal praised Ravi Subramanian as the “John Grisham of banking”, …

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The Pink Scarecrow

The Pink Scarecrow | Ankita Srivastava | Book Review

PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 2.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5 CLIMAX: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2.5/5 With her impressive personality and an equally impressive resume, the army officer and a beauty pageant winner, Ankita Srivastava has yet again turned heads with her debut novel, The Pink Scarecrow. The book is set in an army backdrop for the most part …

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There May be an Asterisk Involved

There May be an Asterisk Involved | Vedashree Khambete | Book Review

PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 5/5 CLIMAX: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 5/5 Humour is a very difficult genre to write. There is a fine balance between making crass jokes and actually creating laugh-out-loud jokes. And perhaps, the best kind of humour is the one that is developed with the plot in mind, the one they …

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First You Plz by Nisha B. Thakur

First You Plz | Nisha B. Thakur | Book Review

PLOT: 1/5 CHARACTERS: 1.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 1/5 CLIMAX: 1.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 1.5/5 First You Plz is a novel or rather a novella by the author Nisha B. Thakur. It is the story of Avanti and her love interest Aakash. The story starts when Avanti, accompanied by her two friends, embarks upon a journey from the …

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Bollywood Striptease by Neeta Shah

Bollywood Striptease | Neeta Shah | Book Review

PLOT: 2.5/5 CHARACTERS: 2.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 “Numerous auditions – Cut, Shoot and Freeze, Abundant emotions – Love, Rage and Tease, Plentiful dialogues – What! Oh no..!! and Please, Brew your coffee and lay back in ease, Enjoy all this in the tantalizing world of “Bollywood Striptease” Neeta Shah’s Bollywood …

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The Cavansite Conspiracy by Manjiri Prabhu

The Cavansite Conspiracy | Manjiri Prabhu | Book Review

PLOT: 2/5 CHARACTERS: 2.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5 CLIMAX: 2/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2/5 The title of The Cavansite Conspiracy is so catchy that you can’t just ignore it when you come across it. The blurb is exciting too and talks about a fast-paced thriller surrounding the theft of a rare-mineral stone – Cavansite. But the book …

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Red Jihad

Red Jihad: Battle for South Asia | Sami Ahmad Khan | Book Review

PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 2/5 WRITING STYLE: 3/5 CLIMAX: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 “Red Jihad”, “Red Jihad”, “Red Jihad”. I’ve heard this name a million times. I’ve been asked about this book; been ridiculed for not reading it; been given unsolicited suggestions to read it. So, I decided to read it, more out of curiosity than …

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Heroes Saving Charlie

Heroes: Saving Charlie | Aury Wallington | Book Review

PLOT: 3/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 CLIMAX: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Heroes: Saving Charlie is a novel written by Aury Wallington which is based on the famous TV series – Heroes. I picked this book with great enthusiasm as I used to enjoy the show a great deal and thought it would be a …

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a life that you knew

A Life That You Knew | Saptarshi Basu | Book Review

PLOT: 2.5/5 CHARACTERS: 2.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 CLIMAX: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 Reading a book of an author that you haven’t come across before, is certainly a very interesting experience. The only thing that you have going is the cover in the front and the blurb at the back. While they do say that you …

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You Never Know When You'll Get Lucky

You Never Know When You’ll Get Lucky | Priya Narendra | Book Review

PLOT: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4/5 CLIMAX: 4/ WRITING STYLE: 3/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Seldom does it happen that you find books that entice you to read by their appearance. Priyadarshini Narendra’s You Never Know When You’ll Get Lucky has a fantastic cover and I say this because I read this book because of the cover. The cover …

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