Review of The Other End of the Corridor

Review of The Other End of the Corridor
Title : The Other End of the Corridor

 

Author : Sujata Rajpal
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Blurb : When your dreams are tainted with lies and deceit, you have no other choice but to walk to the other end of the corridor

 

Leela has nothing extraordinary about her except the dream to become famous. Her desires take wings when she gets married to a handsome boy from a respectable family in Delhi. But her dreams are shattered even before they have a chance to take flight.
She happens to meet two friends from a long forgotten past, which infuses hope and opens new avenues to realize her dormant aspirations.

 

Leela delves into previously unexplored paths of deception and forbidden passions that only make her stronger.

 

In an attempt to rediscover herself, she falls in love with life and with herself but her life takes a sudden turn again…

 

No matter what, Leela will continue to chase her dreams.

 

Where does this journey take her?

 

My View :

 

The exemplar of the story,Leela, poses as the sturdy character throughout the story,being the target of the people’s actions.Her story inspires at many points,the curves and the zig-zag in the life she has discovered, and her actions on the reactions,made her stand among many other,many has gone through the same reactions, but her actions made her different , and that’s why her story needs to be heard.

 

 

Her writing style has the quality of delighting reader’s mind,no matter the amount of simplicity she has stirred in her words,her narration soothes the reading journey to a great extent.Simple yet well-articulated,she creates a comfortable ambiance for the readers belonging from any background.Novice or ardent ,be it anyone, the grace in her work is made to reach everyone’s heart.

 

 

Authoress has presented each of the events very lucidly and in a bewitching fashion. She injects life in each of her words, which makes it easy to relate with the story, and on the other hand, connectivity with the reader and the protagonist go strong.The series of events lined for readers are moderate in nature, they are neither too new and exciting to hear nor boring or dull instead they played their role in quite an effecting manner to complete Leela’s story.

 

 

The only loophole, I gathered from the book is the plot of the book and theme chosen by the author which is very common in nature.We could find the story enveloped in many other books,and so much could be predicted in advance that the book losses its essence in between.

 

A good read showcasing the tipsy-turvy curves of woman’s life.
Rating : 3.6/5

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

Review of Monsoon Masala

Title : Monsoon Masala

 

Author : Sulagna Chaudhury

 

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Blurb : 

 

“Siddharth Chatterjee – Mr Playboy…high flying career, parties, hot girls and loads of booze. Life can’t get better than this or can it?

 

Akanksha Dutta – Miss Perfectionist, who has fought against all odds and emerged as a winner, who detests the word “relationship” and wants to live life on her own terms only.

 

Welcome to Monsoon Masala, the whacky love story about the madness and magic in the lives of two individuals, Akanksha and Siddharth.

 

Multiple times they meet, they ditch and they separate. And then, on 8th June 2004, Venus is in transit for the first time since 1882.

 

Astrologers predict that this “celestial once in a lifetime” event will lead to the making of some great love stories.

 

Does it mean something “surreal” for these 2 strong individuals as well?”

 

My view :

 

The way prologue has been introduced is way enchanting,it gears you up to hear the story authoress has in store for you,but later it becomes the part of the acknowledgment.In the beginning of the story,Akansha speaks of telling  her love story with Siddharth, but she drifted out after a para or two,mentioning more about her village and family.Then and there the story losses its grip,it is holding from the effecting prologue. I had mentally prepared myself to be fed by a love story,but the flavour served to me was not welcomed at that point.On the other hand,the same content defines the background of Akansha,which is not at all bad to gulp,and later proved to be effecting and valid.

 

Writing Style : Authoress possesses a pleasant writing style,she chooses simple words to convey her thoughts and she mold her sentences in quite an appealing manner.Her writing style shows her maturity and art of playing with words cunningly.

 
Narration : Authoress has played the part of both the protagonists( Akansha and Siddharth) in a very favourable manner.She has done justice with both the characters,their feelings comes out very well and didn’t look artificial,it felt like the story has been co-authored by a male and a female writer,and their characterization comes out in a very wonderful manner.

 
Plot : The stories of both the protagonist are interesting to hear.Their story is simple but emblazons with fun,charm and humour,that would end up forcing your lips to curve.Although,their love story took some time to start,but it was entertaining to know about their traits, the funny and interesting events of their life to encounter.The first half of the book deals with their childhood,full of fun, and how and when they met.The story took a turn in the second half,and so does their life, when the complexities started to appear in their life,and the essence of love started to bloom.

 

Pothole : The only hiccup I found while going through the book is Bengali sentences in between,which is offcourse translated in English,but it provides a pause in the otherwise smooth journey.

 

An engaging,entertaining and light read!

 

 

Rating : 4/5

 

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Reviewer : Shweta Kesari 

Review of Without a GoodBye

Title :Without A GoodBye

 

Author : Swati Kumari

 

 

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Blurb : 

“27th October was like a normal weekend. Danica was in Patna with her uncle’s family. Before going for her competitive exam, she had called up her mother (Aarti) who lived in Fatehpur in a joint family. They had a regular conversation and ended the call. Aarti said that she would call Danica after her exam, in the evening.

In the evening Danica called her mom, but both her mobiles were switched off.

She called her aunt and was informed that Aarti had been missing since afternoon.

What happened to her? How can the thread that unites a family completely break with this sudden incident?

Does ending one’s life really end the problems?
Is giving up, the only solution to the problem?

A daughter and a mother. This is story of a life. You choose to live or to die.

 

 

My view : ‘Women’ has always been treated as piece of toy.Authoress Swati Kumari in her debut book, showcases the condition of women in present scenario.She talks about society’s reaction and relative’s support, when a woman goes through a critical phase of her life.Albeit, the story might be a story of many homes,authoress took her pen to let the voice of her hear reach to the readers’.

 Writing Style : Her writing style is way simple. She has used very simple words that even a school kid would comprehend it easily or may found it way simple.She doesn’t festoon her thoughts with opulent words and imaginative comparison.

 
 Narration: The pace of the story is good,it doesn’t take much time to come to a conclusion of one event.Although at places, it wonders over unwanted details,but it doesn’t go into the depth of the scene.It felt like the story was written and crafted in a hurry,the little-little notches that reader seeks in a story to connect to it is missing. I was not able to connect with the protagonist completely.

 
 Plot : Authoress has taken a wise decision to portray the present in the beginning,and the past chapters after that,that very thing can make reader wait for the story to end,wait to unveil the story of Danica’s mother.It seemed that Danica is the protagonist, but the real protagonist is her mother,the pain she has been through being a woman.This story also showcases the bond between a mother and a daughter.The book also talks about some societal norms relating it with the protagonist’s life,but some of them doesn’t set a foot in the story,if excluded,it makes the story on the track,because I guess all the readers are very well aware of such societal norms.So,that worked as the fillers,and nothing more.
And if her intention was to aware the readers about the same,she should have adopted a different approach to put forward her views,that would be successful to cast a positive impact on reader’s mind.

 
In the beginning, her words seemed to be focused on gaining sympathy for women rather than showcasing their positive points.It would feel okay, if that would be coming from story, but not portrayed directly,but the way she has conveyed the message in the beginning, it didn’t make a good impact on reader’s mind.Only in the end, authoress words came out as a sure shot,her motive of giving a message to readers reached successfully. The end of the story is effective and gives a very nice and impactful message to the readers.

 

What I expect from authoress from her next piece : Great attention need to be paid while working on a novel, a tiniest thing can make story look unreal,and that happened with her debut book as well.In the part,where Danica’s mother was narrating her story through the words written in her diary,she had said once,’in those days mobile was not in use that much’,if she had written at that time,how come she knew that mobile would be a core part in the coming years.Such little little events are noticed here and there that extracts the essence of realness from the story.

 

 

 

Rating : 3.3/5

 

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Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

Interview with Mr. NS Ravi

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Interview with Mr. NS Ravi
 

  1. Give us an insight into your character and personality.

 

I was born in Calcutta and after first five years spent the next  eighteen years in Delhi as I breezed through my school and college years, before moving around south and west of the country and world in professional capacity. I am thus an out and out cosmopolitan whose character & personality has been influenced by this constant moving and interaction with people of different regions and perceptions. I am a reasonably balanced straightforward person, finicky about time who does not like dishonesty. I have a very high place for my family, friends and country.

 

 

 

  1. What brought you to writing?

 

My coming to professional writing was a chance development. It was built on a desire to set right the lack of information on the country’s evolution over the last fifty years amongst present day youth.

 

 

  1. What qualities you think every writer should possess?

 

Dedication and confidence with patience to verify facts before banking on them. But then this is true now for every profession and the facilities that are at our command in today’s world of technology are phenomenal.

 

 

  1. How do you choose a writing niche?

 

The subject matter tackled decides the niche for one’s writing. A non-fiction has a different and limited audience whereas fiction has wider range of possible readers. You can twist facts to your convenience in a fiction but in non-fiction at best you can have your opinion and interpretation without being able to alter facts.

 

 

  1. Tell us something about your first piece of writing i.e. “Those were the days.”

 

My first book is a culmination of a thought process which began as a result of variety of discussions I had with some young impressionable executives who were working with me when I was leading a forced bachelor’s life for nearly four years and with whom I had regular discussions on a variety of subjects concerning our country. The discussions made me feel that there was serious communication gap which existed in their understanding of how our country has evolved in the last fifty years. These were well educated qualified engineers and management graduates who had read whatever had been offered to them as a part of their curriculum which unfortunately ignores this crucial aspect of our evolution.

 

 

  1. Did you expect something whilst writing your first novel?

 

Everyone expects something for his efforts and I am no exception. My expectation was and is a function of how well the book would be perceived and received. As of now most people who read it have complemented me .For those who are in the age bracket of 35 plus it helps them to recall their own experiences and for the younger generation an insight into something which is not found in text books.

 

 

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  1. What makes the book unique and special?

 

For me it is unique and special because it is a culmination of a process which when I started I was not sure about. It is also unique and special from the reader’s point of view because it will touch a chord in the life every reader who would have gone through similar experience.

 

 

  1. According to you, what readers would love about the story?

 

I would think they would like every bit of it since it is not anything controversial where there could be different interpretations. People would have definitely heard some part of what is written and able to connect with something they would have geard from their parents and elders in the family.

 

 

  1. Name some of your most liked books and writers.

 

I started my book reading habit with the Ramayana and Mahabharata written by Rajaji .For me these two books still hold a special place for the lucid style in which the author has narrated well known stories underlying our Indian way of life emphasising victory of good over evil. Thanks to book lending libraries of my time I could read lots of comics before graduating to books. Even today I will pick up an Archie or Dennis whenever I can lay hands on them.

 

I have over the years read a lot for pleasure and my reading has progressed as years passed by. I have read murder mysteries by Gardner, Christie, Rex Stout, Chase, Doyle, Wallace and many others. I graduated to reading Cronin. Maugham, Wodehouse, Henri Cecil etc before moving on to big league writers like Mclean, Uris, Wallace, Segal, Archer, Ludlum, Follet, Forsyth, Higgins, etc. Of late I read a lot of Indian authors and am partial to the new interpretations being attempted of our ancient scriptures.

 

I always consider myself to be lucky that I have this habit of book reading as it helps in spending time usefully.

 

 

  1. Would you like to brief us about your upcoming projects?

 

I have just finished my first fiction and it is now with my publisher who has to take a call on how and when this would be taken forward. It is based on our film industry. I have two more books on which I am working at present. Both are fictions.One owes its origin to our textile industry .For the other I am using my African experience as a story source.

 

 

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Review of Karna’s Alter Ego

Title: Karna’s Alter Ego

 

Author: Surendra Nath

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There are few stories that could link two individuals who belong to a different era. “Karna’s Alter Ego” is one of those books which involve some course of events in the protagonist’s life that highlight some of the most important lessons. A story that includes mythological  aspects of human life, the gods and mankind, which is source of inspiration to a certain extent.

 

Blurb: Karna, the ill-fated hero of Mahabharata. Many feel he deserved to win. If only luck had favoured him…

5000 years later, we have a man named Vasu, who is much like Karna – illegitimate birth, very talented but denied all credits in life, rejected in love, misses a medal in the Asian games, gets caught for telling an innocent lie, overlooked for promotion. He begins to identify himself with Karna, and interestingly Karna appears to him after every debacle to assuage and encourage him.

It seems Vasu is Karna’s alter ego.

 

My View: Definitely, the author chose a different subject for writing, which is noteworthy. The story mainly comprises of two characters, Karna and Vasu Sen, which establish a unique connection. Vasu’s life comprises several hardships and he has to deal with disappointments that compound into sorrow and despair. Amidst these troubles, Karna enters into his life as a confidant. From that point of time, Vasu turned on to Karna for any of his problem or bewilderment. Right from his childhood, Karna was his guide.

 

Talking about the first impression of the book, the catchy title drew my attention towards it. However, I felt that the cover could be more attractive. The blurb is short but, gives the reader a sense of excitement.

 

The characters in the book are quite interesting. The protagonist resembles Karna a lot. He belongs to a poor family but, his persistent efforts, dedication and sharp mindedness is very much similar to Karna, who was a warrior in Mahabharata. Despite of all the sufferings, Karna insists him to have hope and move forward in life. Besides, the protagonist’s wife and family members seem to fit well in the plot.

 

Karna’s appearances before Vasu change his perspective about life. The dialogues between the two having the conversation about quotidian situations of life, are captivating and solves many queries that often go through our mind.

 

Several anecdotes mentioned from the epic Mahabharata are intriguing. I liked how they are well put together. Moreover, the ones who are not familiar with the incidents and characters of Mahabharata can refer to the references on the last pages of the book. These short instances in the book also show the author’s deep research.

 

The story line is based on myths and traditional stories, this would not necessarily appeal to everyone who is not fond of reading religion and mythology based books. One may interpret it to be a history book, but there’s a powerful message in it. Furthermore, it gives insightful details about the great epic Mahabharata, which reveals so much about Karna and other characters. The zeal to learn from every struggle and finding good in everything is something that I have comprehended after going through the story.

 

Altogether, it is a unusual and motivating story. The ones who are keen to find out about hindu mythology and narratives can certainly give it a read.

 

Rating: 3.5/5

 

Reviewer: Shivani Chauhan

Review of You are the Best Wife

Title : You are the Best Wife

 

Tagline : ..a true love story

 

Author : Ajay K. Pandey

Stories possessing the power to reach many hearts are hard to find.After a long time, a book entered into my reading escapade which extended my love for books.’You are the Best wife’,is one such story which most of the Indian readers starve to read.It has all those elements an Indian reader seek for, a simple and soothing writing fashion,relatable story,friendliness and connection with readers in a proper manner, drenched with ocean of emotions and strewn with humour and inspiration .

 

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Blurb : Ajay believes in living for himself; Bhavna teaches him to live for others. Ajay is a planner for life; Bhavna makes him live in every moment.

 

You are the Best Wife is a story of two people with contradictory ideologies who fall in love. It changes them for good. It changes the way they look at the world and the way the world looks at them. Until destiny reveals its plans.

 

This is a true inspiring story of the author and his struggle with life, after his beloved wife left him halfway through their journey. But her last words, ‘you are the best husband’ gave him the strength to live on, and fulfil his promise of love.

 

Told with frankness and doses of humor, this heart-warming tale of a boy and a girl who never gave up on their love in face of adversities, ends on a bittersweet and poignant note as Ajay comes to terms with the biggest lesson life has to offer.

 

My view : 

 

The moment I received this book,I don’t why, but I was so enthralled to make myself surrender to the author’s words, and found a new life in it.The tagline’a true love story’,makes a lasting impression on reader’s mind even before  starting the story,these words keep on whispering in the whole journey.To a great extent, the three external elements of the book, the cover, title and the blurb states as how the story would roll and what it would be all about.

 

The book is written in so simple language, yet so cozily coated with words,that any Indian reader  would feel the comfortableness and friendliness author has taken care for readers.All the words followed the voice of his heart.Such is the essence of real story.His writing style is so genuine and friendly in nature that the story goes from heart to heart.

In the last few pages,I was just a reader,a reader who is able to connect to author’s words, a reader who can feel everything,a reader who can see soul in the story,a reader who could relate to each of its phase, a reader who loved the time spending with this book, a reader who seeks for books like this.His story for some time numb the reviewer in me.

 

This is not just a book, this is a love of best wife’s best husband’s who wanted to bring her wife again to this world,and meet different souls.  I feel like I lost track of words while writing review of such books.I apologize to author in advance,if I’ve done any mistake to rationalize it, but the finger goes to you as well,because you are the one who wrote such a book,that forbid me to think anything but the story. I couldn’t think of noting down any points while reading this book.The reader in me always crave for books like this.I thank you author from the core of my heart for penning his story.

 

I couldn’t rate this book,such stories couldn’t be rated,they are beyond the numbers.I think this very statement sums up my views about this book.

 

 

For all the ‘I too had a love story by Ravinder’s Singh’s fan,I’m pretty sure this book would be the next book in your favourite list.

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

Review of Legacy

Title : LEGACY

 

Author : Mohan Prasad

 

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In today’s era youngsters lack the maturity and understanding.  They really don’t know what is happening in the outer world and what had happened in the past. The history of their nation is still unknown to some of them. Through this book author has illuminated  some parts of the history sailing around a very nice story.

 

As the blurb goes : The search is on, not for something concrete but abstract. Anita and Darshan, two teenagers in love, explore the land they love and the people they live among, driven by their dreams of making an ideal society out of a chaotic India. They learn from their own heroes-thankfully India abounds in great men and women. But fate betray them. Their ideologies diverge and the road forks.

Darshan ends up an acclaimed healer; Anita becomes a dreaded Naxal Strategist. Love, both presence and absence of it; runs through the tale, while Indian history unfolds for a free, but confused generation.

 

If we focus on the meaning of the title then it has several meanings. But which one is really related to the book? Well the readers out there you can only find out the answer of this question when you start travelling through the different chapters of the book which are sketched by the author. The meaning according to me is –‘something handed out from an ancestor from the past’ as the story focuses on the adulthood memories of Shankar (protagonist’s father) and flashbacking about the historical events.

 

 

The language of the book is simple which makes it easy for novice readers to complete the reading journey without any hindrance. The blurb of the book is effective and is enough to tell a reader what is covered up in the book. And after going through the book blurb, the reader will be hinged with the book in no time. The story is quite adventurous and swivels around the incidents of Darshan’s life who along with his love wants the things happening around his country sway in different way.

 

The narration done by the author provides a smooth flow to the story. Author has done a good work in this book. I must say he had gone over with a fine tooth comb to submerge his thoughts in this book. If the reader loses attention while reading the very first chapter of the book then it will be difficult to understand the later part. This book needs a lot of attention at some places to grab the things in mind.

 

In the beginning, protagonist thinks about the time when his father was telling him his story and the past events which he had faced and learned. The way a small child asks questions in the book is commendable showing the feeling of curiosity. This feature of the book will clasp a reader’s mind and will make the reader hooked from the beginning till the end. Author’s efforts and skills of relating the story with the Indian history makes the book an interesting read.

 

A story having pinch of love, hope, sufferings, teachings and history. Recommended to patriotic and all the history lover readers out there.

 

Rating : 4.5/5

 

Reviewer : Megha Biloniya

Review of 50 Miles A Reverse Journey

Title : 50 Miles

 

Tagline : A Reverse Journey

 

Author : Jaydeep Khot

 

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Blurb : 

 

This story revolves around the life of Haria. Haria is a 50-year-old man, who has amnesia. He doesn’t even remember his name. The story will take you into the journey of his life in a reverse chronological order. Here, the central character of the book finds clues, which help him recall his life. Each clue would help him recall a year at a time.

 

So join Haria, in his journey of self-revelation 50 Miles, where he embarks upon his identity, origin and his birth.

 

Review :

 

This sleek book of seventy pages is not what you are thinking of.It’s something your mind would run along with the protagonist Haria.The blurb at the back clearly speaks of the theme and plot of the story,what all you have to do is sit and unfold his life,year by year, holding up the excitement it serves to you,but with patience.

 

 

The ideology behind the book is very fresh and staunch.Never in my life, had I thought that something like that would ever come infront of me.Author has chosen a very simple thing to write upon, but his thoughts behind the book and the way he put his thoughts before readers is laudable.The experiment author has done with his debut is surely a risk,but his efforts in the book sing the song of his good work.

 

Author doesn’t involve unnecessary information,he maintains the pace of the novel,speeding away into thin bush in just an hour and a half.On the other hand,I felt like if some more interesting would have been a part of this book, it would be a thrilling and exciting journey to unravel the facets of protagonist’s life.Author has maintained the connection between years of Haria’s life quite fantastically,leaving a clue behind,the way Haria traces out the missing part of his life,and the manner in which a bridge is developed between them,excites reader to the core.

 

At places, I felt confusing, the pores didn’t open up in the manner as it should be, but as I move ahead, the story comes back to its usual state, and  confusion vanishes with the time.

 

A short and sweet reader surprising reader with the fresh plot it has in store for readers.

 

 

Rating : 4/5

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

Review of The Flight of Hilsa

Title : Flight of Hilsa

 

Author : Amit Shankar

 

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Blurb : What is happiness? A by-product of success or a state of mind? Flight of Hilsa explores and demystifies the same while tracing the story of Avantika Sengupta. As a creative soul – restless and opinionated- life to her has been unkind, even in her chosen career, painting. A chanced encounter with the boat owner ; some twenty years her senior, changes everything. With a new fond ‘success mantra’ and the ‘boat guy’ by her side, she starts striding towards her long-cherished notion of happiness-of being rich and famous painter. But will the Hilsa discover her true calling and happiness? A gripping tale till the end.

 

My view : You might heard of choosing your interest as a career is the best option to collect the creeper of progress in your success garden. To do what you love will drive you to the path of success as interest and love for your work is necessary to detangle the knots of your success rope. But what if even after trying hard at your work you are unable to locate the success and achievements? The story is portrayed to answer this question and is based on the theme of acquiring success and erasing the tints of failure.

 

 

After reading the title, the very first question which might strike the reader’s mind is that ‘What is the meaning of Hilsa?’ But as soon as the reader starts the reading journey, the answer of the question will travel the reader’s mind which is mentioned with a clear understanding in the beginning. The title “Flight of Hilsa “chosen by the author is perfectly suited to the story and relates to the story when the story takes over all the chapters to reach its end. By the end reader will understand that the word ‘Hilsa’ is used to address the protagonist. The cover of the book is again a confusing cover likewise the title. The story doesn’t contain any fish but the fish in water on the cover of the book is depicting something about the story which is unclouded when the story becomes crystal clear at the edges of reader’s mind.

 

 

The story is about the journey of Avantika tracing out the curves of her professional as well as personal life.She faces so many ups and downs regarding her career and her love life. Her life takes a new turn when she met with a Captain. After which she understands all the doubts and qualms related to her life which oozes in her mind. The end will clear all the shades of the story when the reader will read the letter written by Captain along with Avantika. The best part of the story is letter of the captain which is filled with love, hope and teachings. The last words of the letter leaves reader with such emotions and sentiments,that the letter acts as the elixir of the story.

 

The story is divided into chapters, and each chapter starts with a new episode and at the end it is very finely connected to the former one. I found some of the chapters lighting a new spark of confusion which may fire a question in reader’s mind, but the connectivity of the chapters at the end will clear all the doubts and questions.

 

 

The writing style of the author is moderate in nature, but is firm enough to sail smoothly. The narration of the story weakens at times making its flow unsmooth. Although the articulations of the sentences are very much impressive and catchy that it will nudge reader’s mind to trace out the fragrance of the buds which are about to bloom in the story.

 

A story emblazons with  balls of love, friendship and faith which rolls around protagonist’s life.

 

Ratings : 4/5

 

Reviewer : Megha Biloniya

Review of The Unwanted Shadow

Title : The Unwanted Shadow

 

Author : Bhaskaryya Deka

 

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Blurb : 

 

Mohan, a small town boy, is nothing but hopeful when he moves to Delhi to complete his education. After all, this is what he had always planned to do, to take a leap towards his big dreams. And for once he finds his new life to be absolutely lovely, like he has often pictured it would be.

 

But this good phase doesn’t last long. His life is soon shattered to pieces when his first relationship meets a tragic end. A sadness like he had never known before overwhelms him, keeping him wide awake at nights. But it is just the beginning, beginning to a terrible chain of events that would lead him to a deadly confrontation with his own dark past.

 

Will Mohan be able to overcome this darkness? Will he ever get solace? Or will his innocence be lost in the intense colour of blood?

 

My View : 

 

External elements : The cover design of the book is simple but it compliments the title very-well.The title seems catchy which initially didn’t hint much about the story, but after going through the book,you would find it apt for the story,it indirectly titles the protagonist’s life.

 

Internal elements : 

Author’s imaginations coiled up to prepare a copacetic story-line.In the beginning, it seems like any other story,an ordinary story-line,but the moment it reaches the halfway,thrill and excitement is what it served to the  reader.Series of incidents author has presented before reader where all of them prove their worth and validness.It was not at all predictable that it would take a turn like that.The ups and downs,and the curves of the life’s of the protagonist’s is told in such a manner that it captivates reader’s attention throughout.

 

 

His narration style is simple and good enough to comprehend properly what he wants to convey to his readers.The suspense and excitement it holds for readers supports in providing an effective end to the story.The connectivity and the relationship that authored has knitted between the protagonist and the reader is laudable.His words doesn’t roam  around aimlessly neither did his thoughts, the story paces on the single, and in the constant speed.

 

 

I found the end very enthralling,it has so many in store for reader that readers won’t expect this much from the way it proceeds in the beginning.Suspense of the book is very well hidden from readers,it was not at all expected,that the story would turn like this,surprising readers and winning their heart.The sudden twist that the second half of the story took, is what I call backbone of the story.Initially, that felt a little weird,I thought it has lost track,but later on the events I discovered amazed me.

 

Author’s debut book definitely invites many readers,and I’m sure his writings would do wonder in future.Impressed by his skills and the way he plays with words.

 

 

Mellow, Compelling and puissant.Highly recommended!

 

 

Rating : 4.45/5

 

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari 

Review of No Love Stories, Please !

Title : No Love Stories, Please !

 

Author : Imran Siddiqui

 

 

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Blurb : 

“Many a times, it so happens in life that nobody is wrong. Nobody’s intention is wrong for anybody. Yet everybody is unhappy. The entire environment gets filled with frustration and negativity. It’s ok until this point. Yet as things continue, to see each other happy, one of them becomes bad in the eyes of the other and even starts doing bad things, just to see the other person happy.

Perhaps seeing these sad conditions of a human being’s life Shakespeare has said,
“Time itself is corrupt.” He adds that there is no such thing as a hero or villain, as most of the time a hero is not a hero, but a villain. Sometimes, the villain himself turns out to be a hero, which means sometimes in just one character, we find both the hero and the villain. It is just not possible to imagine a hero and a villain as a separate entity, because time itself is corrupt.

 

My view : 

A very tempting cover snatches reader’s attention from everything else.For a romantic-novel reader, the cover works as a fuel and ignites the fire within him/her to fetch the content  author has kept for them behind the cover the very moment. Even the title seems very pleasing and attractive and forces reader’s mind to wonder about the recipe author has in store for his readers.

 

All the stories that it comprises of are already told in same or another way.I couldn’t feel the freshness in the plot,and the art to mold the story in an artistically way so that reader could enjoy the fruit with some flavour is all missing.His manner of presenting thoughts before readers lacks maturity.His style of portration seems simple,but it fails to cuddle readers in its arms.Even the conversation seems lifeless.The soul of the book is somewhere missing.

 

Excessive use of words like anyways,actually doesn’t feel friendlier,it breaks the connection between the reader and the author, the connection that the whole bunch of words tried to do for so long.In almost every fifth paragraph, I could point this word,’anyways’ which irked me to a great extent,that I felt like removing all the’anyways’ from  the book then and there itself.

 

 

Finishing and smoothing is required in the work along with humour, if it wants to emblazons before readers.It might work for a novice reader,but I don’t think any ardent reader would find this book worth of his/her time.Some of the stories may enchant readers at some place or other.

 

More efforts are required from author’s side.I think reading and comprehending from the other’s writings could do a great great to his skills.He just need to polish what he knows.

 

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari 

Review of Corners of a Straight Line

Title : Corners of a Straight Line

 

Tagline : In a love story,even after love ends,the story continues…

 

Author : Chandra Shekhar Varma

 

 

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Blurb:  Corners of a Straight Line tells the story of a young, confident journalist, Atharv, and his love escapades with four beautiful and dynamic women—Siya, Resham, Vedita and Susan. While Siya’s heart rules over his emotions and Resham’s careful moves captivate his body, Vedita’s intellectual pursuits stimulate his mind and Susan’s spirituality sways his soul.

But despite his many commitments, true love eludes him. In a world where lust trumps over love; and greed, depravity are rampant, will Atharv ever find what he is looking for?
Simple yet perceptive, Corners of a Straight Line is a compelling take on the many complexities of love

 

 

 

My view : Author’s style of addressing events is very astute in nature,they come out before readers as very fresh and alive,and accumulates enough of strength to cajole reader’s heart.The story paces quite slowly, but author knows how to cuddle reader into the arms of words,he created an eloquent maze for the readers,and readers couldn’t do anything but to fall for it. He tackles words in an approaching way,his approach to reach to the readers is straightforward,the nature of narration let the readers melt in the heat of words.He mold the story in such a way that reader couldn’t think of anything else but dwell in the world he has created.

 

 

There was nothing that you could predict in the book,as what would happen next,author has lined up the episodes in such a manner that reader would flow through them in a row.  Conversations doesn’t lack good content,characters has something valid to said every time,and unwanted and uninvited conversations didn’t participate in the book.You would find a thread of humour stitching all the events together. You would also notice flavours festooning the charm of the book,elections and politics,Curves of Siya and Atharv relationship.

 

Author’s authentic command on language is evident from his work,he play very cleverly with words and entertain readers at its best. He artistically and successfully paints the picture of events, and readers on the other hand can easily comprehend what all author has in store for readers.First few pages,and one can easily guess the amount and level of maturity author has sprinkled in this piece of literature.

 

What I don’t like from the book is, involvement of some non-fictional content(politics related),as this specific thing don’t excite me,and understanding politics and all is not really my cup of tea.So,I found that out of my interest.

 

 

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Rating :  4.6/5

 

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari  

Review of Two Pronouns and a Verb

Title : Two pronouns and a Verb

 

Author : Kiran Khalap

 

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Blurb : The story about Arjun, Dhruv, and Eva.

Arjun, the hero from the epic Mahabharata, plagued by self-doubt, destined to kill his cousins, share his first wife, get consigned to hell instead of heaven because of his covert arrogance about his marksman skills.

Dhruv, the hero from mythology who is unshakeable, settled as he is as the North Star, unshakeable in the lap of Lord Vishnu, one of the three reigning deities of 330 million Hindu gods and goddesses.

Eva, Greek, Hebrew, Italian. Giver of life, harbinger of good news. Eva, the first love in their lives. They, the first love in hers.

 

My View : The cover of the book looks simple having a vacant drooping coop which doesn’t connotes anything about the story. The kooky title “Two Pronouns and a Verb” gives a blur hint about the three main characters which will reside in reader’s mind while reading the book’s blurb. Among the three personalities who are pronouns and who is verb will be clear once reader will sail the book voyage at the shore of its story. I very much like the choice of the title.

 

 

The book starts with an intriguing prologue and kindles the feeling of curiosity in reader’s mind. The story begins with illuminating the two characters Dhruv(water and fire) and Arjun(earth and water). In the beginning, childhood of the two characters Dhruv and Arjun are unfolded in the story who lived in Wada in Pune with Dada an Ayurveda practitioner. On one side of the railway track a calm character is portrayed in the story and on the other side a frenzied character is sketched by the author, which adds a charm to the story.

 

 

The story spins along some interesting events in the first few pages and then soon the next character is introduced in the fifth chapter of the book named Eva(air and space). The story twirls and weaved around the questions of their (Dhruv, Arjun and Eva) life and the questions are all uncovered as the story trundles.

 

The articulation of the sentences in the book is laudable. The author has adopted simple writing style which is easy to go through. The narration of the story is lucid and thus providing a smooth flow to the story. The characters are well painted by the author in the story.

 

 

I love him. He loves me. I love her. She loves him. I hate him. He hates her. I love you. Who are you? Who am I? The book has a series of questions and unspoken words on the first page which will prod a reader to flip through and the prologue makes such an impact on reader’s mind that reader couldn’t restrain from moving on to next pages.

 

The only downfall I had located in the story is that it paced slow at times but the pace goes normal and then doesn’t create the feeling of boredom in the reader.

 

A story which painted with colours of affection, attachment and friendship.

 

 

Rating : 3.5/5

 

Reviewer : Megha Biloniya

 

 

 

 

Review of It’s All About How You Feel

Title : It’s All About How You Feel

 

Author : Ramesh Sattennapalli

 

 

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Blurb : Rahul; a young and dynamic manager for an ad film making company, is suddenly picked up by the police for an interrogation of his best friend; Arjun’s death.

 

Unable to comprehend the situation, Rahul could not understand or say anything, as he is taken to Arjun’s suicide spot. What shocks him most, is the fact that Arjun has left a clue which clearly states that Rahul is the reason for his death.

 

During the journey to suicide spot, Rahul explains to Jessie; his PA, about his last four years. How he met Arjun; his best friend once upon a time, and how he became close to Sravani, with whom he wanted to live his life forever. He spent most of his time trying to impress Sravani and became successful but by the time he expressed his feelings, she left him without any clue.

 

 

After such an insomniac period of time, all of a sudden, today he was told that his friend committed suicide mentioning him as the reason for it.

 

 

Why did Sravani leave him?

 

What made Arjun commit suicide?

 

What happened at suicide spot?

 

Is ‘out of sight, out of mind’ unerring?

 

 

My view : 

The story that first few pages speak marks a question in reader’s mind,and in quench of finding the answer of the question, author conditions to go through the words of the protagonist. Although, the story accelerated on a simple note,but it left the reader with a hope that the journey ahead would pay them for their time.Apart from Rahul-Sravani’s friendship,I wished to take a sneak peek on Rahul-Arjun’s friendship,because the way it started on the edge of Rahul-Arjun’s relationship, I  wanted to see more of their friendship.
Writing style adopted by author is friendly in nature,he uses simple and not so opulent words to portray his thoughts,which makes it a book compatible for novice readers as well.Articulation is average and molded in a fashion which is good enough to trace the story.  The story is painted with some well-known colours,colours which are already used to paint the story . Events involved in the story cannot be tagged as ‘rich’,they are quite common,already told and heard,but with those common events,author tried to give a new shape to the story.
Later on in the middle,reader’s attention takes a slip,because of the already read content,and some non-valid conversations which needs to be enriched with thoughts and humour, and maturity needs to be shown while presenting them. Specially the messages Rahul and Sravani exchanged over phone,they lacked the quality of content to a great extent,at a moment when such conversations kept  on taking place,it irked me and irritate me to an extent that I felt like skipping that part.
The story could be narrated in a more charming fashion,bringing in more interesting events of the protagonist’s life while reaching to the answers.  At places,punctuation marks are missing,grammatical errors are detected here and there which acted as hindrances and bumps in the journey. I didn’t understand one thing,Rahul topped college in first semester by 86.85%,again he topped the exam,and then he talked about preparing for second semester.Do explain me author,if I misunderstood anything.

A light read and recommended to all the novice out there who are not that much familiar with literature but wants to give a start.

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Rating: 2.7/5

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

Review of Thousand Unspoken Thoughts

Title : Thousand Unspoken Thoughts

 

Poetess : Prerna Khatri 

 

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Blurb: 

 

“Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry.”

― Jack Kerouac
‘Thousand Unspoken Thoughts’ brings together the collection of poetry of an amateur poet who uses words to see through the world. Prerna, though being an Advocate by profession believes that writing is where her heart lies. The collection is a passage through her mind, where innumerable dreams and aspirations, are brought down to ink.

Her writing is not confined to any age group; hence, no censor certificate is required. Keeping that thought aside, she believes in the power of ink, and her poems stand as witness.

 

 

My View : ‘Thousand Unspoken Thoughts’ brings an eloquent opportunity for readers to dive into the pool of poetess’ thoughts and touch her expressions expressed through words.Poetess has planned a delightful journey for the readers of climbing fifty rhythmic voices of her heart. Poetess’ flute touches everyone’s heart,as they play the tunes that everyone can comprehend and enjoy,as the rhythmic voices of  her heart are so simple in nature.

 

In this book, poetess raises the veil of her Unspoken thoughts and showcases them in the coil of words.  Poetess talks about dreaming,killing the fear within us,being yourself,nature of being envy,raises questions about life,waiting for the beloved,echo of inner voice,words for true love,tears of poor children and so many other flavours she has prepared for her readers.

 

Poetess mold her thoughts in such a simplistic manner that even newbie would find it a task as easy as pie.Her thoughts reveal the ingredients of her heart,a blend of several emotions,changing its colour at every next moment,making readers go on a bumpy ride with her, and taste all the flavours she has poured out in this book.

 

 

Some poems are so straightforwardly told that it felt like the rhythm is missing and her thoughts need to dig a bit,to squeeze the emotions of her heart completely and let them flow in the book.Poetess doesn’t adopted a specific form of poetry to share her thoughts, rather she used free style to let her thoughts shape in any shape of container it is destined for.Readers don’t need to have specific knowledge about poetry to go through this book.

 

Mentioning the title that pinched my nerves :

The Birth Of An Idea!

Solitude,my only Friend!

Carry Me Home

Return Home, My Son!

 

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Rating : 4.2/5

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

Review of Checkmate

Title : Checkmate 

 

Author : Hrishikesh Joshi

 

 

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Blurb : An upright judge is used as a pawn by the terrorists to hijack a plane. The militants strike with vengeance to free their most dangerous fidayeen from the Indian prisons, as they hold a hundred passengers in the plane to ransom. Calling the shots for jihadis from Pakistan is once upon a time the right hand man of Osama Bin Laden and now the most dangerous terrorist in the world, Muhammad Zia ul Afridi. With the Prime Minister in a soup, there is only one man to stop the diabolical scheme of the dreaded jihadis—Vikram Roy, chief Secretary of RAW, a dashing young man of action. As the Prime Minister is about to surrender the prisoners, Vikram Roy discovers the most shocking truth about activities inside the RAW. The weary nation holds its breath as the fate of a hundred hostages and the prisoners hangs in a limbo. However, the events that are about to follow are so unforeseen that they shock everyone to the core.

 

 

My view :The way events have been bonded together makes a great connectivity with the reader. To add one more star to it,events possess the strength to deliver something fruitful to reader.Even the link between sentences is maintained quite shrewdly,while reading it one doesn’t feel like linking is missing. The crunchiness of the story is maintained throughout,not a moment it felt like the story has lost some good content or lost the track.

 

I wish the cover could have given a classy look to this book,although ‘One shouldn’t judge the book by it’s cover’,but its the cover that catches the reader’s attention at first.So,it doesn’t harm to have a good story along with a good cover.

 

The art of presenting events before readers is praise worthy,author has portrayed the scenes in such a manner that readers could relate to the scenes,visualize them easily,that too without any presence of uninvited content.  Conversations are valid and spiced up with flavours required to make a good impact on reader’s mind and acting as a good support to the story.

 

 

From the plane being hijacked to the use of Chief Justice in their mission,a proper ambiance is created by the author.His words shot at the proper place, and gives a real touch to his thoughts.A powder of anxiety mixed in his words works at its best to make readers hooked to it until they found out the answers raising in their mind.Incidents incorporated in the book are interesting in nature,although many of them you might have seen the watched or read about it,but to me,they are interesting enough to keep my interest alive and strong enough to garb my attention.

 

 

It was the first time I was reading a story based on ‘plane-hijack’ theme,and I found the narration extremely lenient to let me gross into it.  Being a debutant,the kind of maturity author has shown in all the elements he has poured in his book is really appreciable.From the storyline to the narration,from articulation to amalgamation of fruitful events,from connectivity to readers to connection between events,author marks a level from his debut.

 

Working on such kind of story couldn’t be purely imaginative,scenes need to be scratched from experience and research,and that makes a whole lot of work to do, until and unless one belongs to the same field.Author’s work shows the amount of hard work he has stirred in this book. The touch of Islamic, Jihadis is astutely painted.Characters speak of their traits in a very-well manner.  The pace of the story is conventional,moving on a single track,it chooses a safe and convenient road to cover the journey.

 

A good read, and recommended to those who like the story based on the theme!

 

Rating : 4.1/5

 

 

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari 

Review of Gunshot Victim’s Unit

Review of Gunshot Victim’s Unit

Title : Gunshot Victim's Unit



Author : Vaibhav Mukim

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Blurb : 'Culture was untouchable. Their mixing would, and had in the past, proved to be extremely detrimental to peace and quiet.' 



A world in which people have no regional affiliations. Where culture itself has gone mobile. Where the President, the man with the most power, has little to do but swim and play golf. Where ordinary people like Gru and Ronan care little about where they come from and where they are headed – and this whole system is balanced on just two simple laws.




In this dystopian world, the only equalising factor is gunshots.



Will the Gunshot Victims Unit, the last line of defence, be enough?
My view : 


 The book revolves around an investigation of a serial killer who targets only North Indians and shoot them, while on the other hand,the Guruji promotes the very same culture.The story unravels the facet of the mystery one by one,finding the connection between the two hints protagonists has scratched out of the incidents happened.



At places,author has smartly sprinkled the fun of mystery, maintaining the charm of the book.Halfway through this book,and I felt like not leaving it until I discover the suspense it had cooked for readers. Author knows the art of gaining reader's attention very well,and he has successfully occupied reader's mind till the very last page.



The narration doesn't involve any unwanted content.Author astutely manages to trace the edges of the story line involving only useful events.As the story is partitioned into several chapters,pauses are taken after every each event which somehow lost the connectivity between different events. I'm fine with the partition of events,but division after few lines,felt like lacking of the 'binding' element.



 Articulation is simple,sentences are not elongated,they speak of just one action.The articulation could be improved so as to provide smooth sailing.I'm not saying that it should be stretched too long,but should be molded in such a manner, that reader won't feel like reading, but visualizing everything.


 I want the characterization to be done in a more friendlier way. Characterization seems a bit loose,maybe because the involvement of number of characters from the very beginning .I was only able to recognize Tirat and Shard in first few pages,rest were just names to me.A character sketch in the beginning would have done the trick.





The pile of cases this story incorporates and the suspense that it beholds for readers garbs reader attention and interest,and uses reader's brain till the mystery unfolds itself.



A good and spicy read!




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Rating : 3.5/5



Reviewer : Shweta Kesari

Review of The Shakespeare Mask

Title : The Shakespeare Mask 


Author : Newton Frohlich 

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As the blurb of the book goes : "In the sixteenth century, a precocious young nobleman draws the attention of the Elizabethan court—and of The Virgin Queen herself. A writer and patron of the arts, Edward de Vere is volatile, controversial—and brilliant. He leaves a trail of women and scandal in his wake. 


But his plays, when he’s in the queen’s good graces, charm the court. His sonnets turn feelings into sound. Yet the rules of the court say a nobleman may not publish. An earl’s name is too sacred for the theater. If de Vere must write, he must do so anonymously, and employ a runner, an almost illiterate cobbler’s son from Stratford, to claim his words. 


Newton Frohlich, an attorney and the author of the celebrated historical novel 1492, spent fifteen years researching unexplored questions about the poet and playwright we today know as Shakespeare. His is an intimate tour of English castles, Venetian canals, and a complex man who penned the most beloved works of the English language."

My view :My expectations from this book grew the very moment when the title of the book started to ring in my ears, and the cover design got glued to my eyes.I got so smitten by these two elements,that I couldn't resist to delay the read any further.The moment I found the book in my hand, I started to feed my with its content.


The title very shrewdly reflects the rich quality of content it holds.The choice of the title proves to be a very astute one, which could garb reader's attention in a second, if one is lover of literature and Shakespeare.So does happened with me.I was expecting it to be a high quality piece of literature which could blow off my mind, the moment I finished it.


Let's see how and what Newton Frohlich treats his reader in the shade of this title.


As predicted initially,that this book wouldn't be that much preferable for novice readers,but just for ardent readers.But,there's nothing like that, anyone can go through this book.Author has presented the story in such a way that it would be a comfortable ride for anyone,and the plot is designed for all the readers.What intrigued more to me is the theme of the book.One bonus point to the author for the selection of the theme.Although the story-line is not extra-ordinary or something that could make you gross even after finishing it,but there has something which maintains the charm of the book, and that's why garbs reader's attention.




I was not able to relate with the protagonist all the time.At some point, if felt like the thread author has knitted between reader and fiction characters loosened to such an extent that it started to irk me.The author needs to put emphasis on more on the traits of the protagonist as it was not just an ordinary character, but Shakespeare which needed to be handled with great care.Albeit, author has mentioned that he has been researching for years for this book,but the hard work he has done is not being reflected in this book.It didn't disappoint that much, but yes could be better.




The chain of events hooked up in the book needs to be more imaginative and interesting.I don't demand for more number of events, less number of events would be great, but it should be powerful enough to give sweet delight to the readers.Some of the events just couldn't manage to touch the scale of average.The narration lacks the intensity to reach to reader's heart.I wish if author had described less number of events, but beautifully and convincingly.



All in all, the book is good, but didn't match the expectations of the reader up to the mark.One time read!

Rating : 3/5


Reviewer : Shweta Kesari 

Review of Anything To Look Hot

Title : Anything To Look Hot : Candid Confessions of a Plastic Surgeon 


Author : Jas Kohli 

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As the blurb of the book goes : "When the superstar diva of the past decade doesn’t want to play the hero’s mother on screen, she insists that she be reshaped into the most beautiful woman in the world…by any means.



 This is just one of the many odd situations which plastic surgeon Dr. Dhruv faces in Mumbai. He has dealt with tyrannical bosses and finicky patients while undergoing his training, during which he has also won over a stunning doctor as his life partner. But satisfying the movie stars is a different ball game, because every girl wishes to have bee-stung lips, and every guy wants to flaunt a six-pack abdomen without working too hard. And all this while, he has to resist losing his balance over his ravishing female clients.





 Dr. Dhruv’s journey surpasses even a masala movie for humour, drama and action. In debunking many a myth about cosmetic surgeries, the book will enthrall those who can do Anything to Look Hot."
My view :The first look at the title and I thought it was a collection of cases author has experienced,some interesting and unique,but not a fiction story.The theme of the book seems intriguing and something different and I actually wanted to hear the voice of surgeon as it would be a new experience for me,as I haven't gone through any such theme before.I was agog to know the candid confessions of a surgeon,thanks to the tagline, which works almost as the blurb, perfect innuendo about the content it holds.




Inaugurating from the love-story of the protagonist,Dr.Dhruv, the story covers the edges of his life, the cases he has come across,widening of his friendship and contact with some Bollywood artists,family drama etc. The story takes along reader on a ride to a surgeon's life, quite dramatically, which helps in easing out the way for readers, keeping them engrossed in the book until the last page appears.



The kind of maturity that authors holds in his writing style, being a debutant, is really appreciative.He provides a proper flow to the story, sailing smoothly through each events, giving readers enough time to gather what is coming to them.If the author would have  simply lined up his experiences without his experiences as a surgeon, then it might come as boring read for many readers.Author has given a good shape to the story,molding it wherever requires,adding proper amount of fiction to it,so that reader could relate to each and every facet of the story quite easily.



 The pinch of humour and fun sprinkled in the story makes the journey altogether charming and interesting.It doesn't take much time to author to connect with the reader.After a page or two, you would find yourself float in the flow.Usually, due to different style of narration, it takes good time to readers to connect with the author's thoughts, but author has succeeded in reaching to reader's heart quite easily. A fast paced novel which doesn't include inappropriate content, avoiding a place or two.




Being an engineering student, I was only aware of the norms of engineering student's life, and there are many books available in the market which covers the story of engineering student.That's why this book hold my attention as author has  shared the nitty-gritty of medical student's life in this book along with many interesting facets of life,his love affair and experiences.



A brief insight into the work of surgeons narrated in a wonderful manner.A light and interesting read!
Rating : 3.9/5


Reviewer : Shweta Kesari 

Review of King of Hearts

Review of King of Hearts

Title : King of Hearts

Author : Prashant Kevin

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Blurb :

Sometimes you have to fight the greatest battles to discover who you really are.

At the age of 21, Ayan left his home and ran to Delhi in search of his dream and identity. In everybody’s eyes, he was nothing but a loser except for his best friend, Misha, with whom he fallen in love. And after two years of hardship, when he finally got his long awaited chance, he stunned the whole nation and became one of greatest artist and heartthrob of this generation.

But destiny had some other plans for him and one day, something happened which turned his whole life upside down. He was on the verge of losing everything he ever had and to save them all, he had to fight the greatest battle of his life.

To know more, read this astonishing tale of a young man’s extraordinary journey to find his lost dreams, love and friendship.

My View :

External Elements :

The first look at the cover,and it seems like a story of a ‘business tycoon’ or someone like that, even the tagline to some extent,suggests that,but the content is somewhat different in nature.The cover needs to be more artistically designed and something which could convey the story bluntly and in an attractive manner.

‘King of Hearts’, hints reader about the protagonist of the story,the one who rules everyone’s heart,and that is what the story is about, so it suits the story very-well.

The blurb is short and cute,but not in the proper font to caught reader’s eyes.If the font style would have been changed or increased,it would be much easier for the reader to go through it with ease.

Internal Elements :

Author welcomes reader by introducing the traits of Misha,the side-protagonist in a very candid way.It was a good way of starting the story letting readers sneak-peak into the character of Misha.The events are partitioned in a proper manner,pauses are provided after each event, so to provide clear idea to the reader as what is going on. The story is paced at a constant speed,fast enough to not to bore readers without filling their mind with uninvited content.The bounces story offers to reader are enough to hold reader’s interest till the end.

The articulation is simple in nature and at the same time makes the journey easy to sail through.Author has meticulously derived the character of the protagonist, from his feeling to his actions, everything seems to be justified to the character,and that’s why it is easy to relate with the story at each node.The story incorporates some moments which strikes the chord in your heart.I really appreciate the author for portraying such scenes with great ease and comfort.

There are some minor errors in the book like ‘coz’ in place of because,switching of narration from third person to first person,spelling mistakes,grammatical errors etc. which are overshadowed by a good story.

The story in the end gives the message of never quitting your dreams and pledge to be fearless,
“Never trust your dreams in a way that they stop trusting you.”

Simple, interesting and engrossing tale!


Rating : 4.5/5

Reviewer : Shweta Kesari