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Book Review: The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks

The thing about popular authors is that their reputation precedes them. Even if I haven’t read their books or know their style, just by the way people around me rave about their work, I feel that their books will, or should, have that quality in their work. There are exceptions to this case of course, but when I hear Nicholas Sparks, I imagine that he’s at the top when it comes to romance fiction, considering my sister is one huge fan of his work. Continue reading “Book Review: The Longest Ride, by Nicholas Sparks”

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Book Review: The Other Side, by Faraaz Kazi and Vivek Banerjee

The genre of horror is one that I love to read and sometimes attempt to write. For a story in the genre to be successful, I feel it has to have the capacity to make the reader imagine it, and feel the chill through their bones. It’s not just a sense of the paranormal, or a story with ghosts and other scary creatures in it that makes a story a horror story. That would be just a story with horror elements. I remember RL Stine and Goosebumps when I think of the genre. But this book was a different kind altogether, because it had thirteen (yes, interesting number isn’t it?) short stories in it. Continue reading “Book Review: The Other Side, by Faraaz Kazi and Vivek Banerjee”

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Book Review: I’m a Woman and I’m on Sale, by Mallika Nawal

I have an old school philosophy when it comes to books. The first impression that a book makes on me is very important. Two things that play a very crucial part in that impression are the cover and the blurb. The reason I chose to read this book however is that it was dedicated to Nirbhaya. I don’t think I need to go into the details of who she is, because the country, maybe even the world, is painfully aware of that. Continue reading “Book Review: I’m a Woman and I’m on Sale, by Mallika Nawal”

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Book Review: Baramulla Bomber, by Clark Prasad

Thrillers are something that I love to read. If done well, they pull me into the plot, make me captivated and unable to think of any other book till I finish it, usually at one go. If not done well, it feels heavy and I can’t wait for it to end. As with any book, it’s the plot that makes or breaks a thriller novel, so when I read “science fiction espionage thriller” on the cover of Baramulla Bomber, it caught my attention. Not to mention, the cover itself was very nicely designed. When I read the blurb, I was wondering if it’ll be a good read, or has the author tried to do too much at one go. Continue reading “Book Review: Baramulla Bomber, by Clark Prasad”

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Book Review: Kaurava, by Krishna Udayasankar

Sometimes a book comes along that makes you want to re-read it so you can understand it better. Govinda, the first book of the Aryavarta Chronicles was one such book. I did re-read it as well. The book was a good one, and it changed the idea of the Mahabharata in a way I didn’t like, yet liked. So I was quite eager to see how its sequel, Kaurava would turn out to be. From the first look, the cover design is absolutely enchanting and beautiful. Continue reading “Book Review: Kaurava, by Krishna Udayasankar”