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Done with Her – Chirasree Bose – Review

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Quick Tour – “It’s like slipping into a den of secrets without knowing a hoot of it. As a reader, Chirasree Bose takes you into the room of half-slept thoughts until you are finally Done with Her!” Chirasree Bose’s debut novel, a crime mystery and a dark romance as she describes her work, Done With Her, is, in fact, a novella having very few pages. However, the novel...

Janardhan Talbot Vol I – Review

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Let me be brief in the beginning. Janardhan Talbot by Mohan Timmaraju is a novel that wonderfully takes the readers back to the 19th century when the British were trying to take over Indian states one by one. It is sharp, strongly narrated and written with full conviction. The novelist, in his 80s, did not leave any room for the readers to feel bored. It is engaging; it is fast; it is meant to be...

Greed, Lust, Addiction by Ravi Dabral – Review

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The novel Greed, Lust, Addiction by Ravi Dabral is a fiction package that delivers things in a proper proportion to the readers without getting them bored or letting them feel a situation of unbalanced circumstances. The characters are more or less realistic. Vijay drives the story far enough and that’s why the introduction of Suraj in a new form becomes easy for the novelist. The theme is...

Mumtaz and Taj Mahal – Review

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Author Pravin Anand’s book, his third one, Mumtaz and Taj Mahal is a title that’s self-explanatory and we can expect bits of history or a complete historical package. However, perhaps the author knew how to keep his readers guessing and in between, how to deliver a stunning novel with historical facts to a certain extent and degree that it does not become colourless. This skill of...

Despite Stolen Dreams – Review

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Seeds of Terrorism have split all over the land of the heaven on Earth. Kashmir is buzzing high with terrorism. It’s a burning issue everywhere and all the 365 days of a calendar year. Jihad and human bombs and young minds led astray are common in each and every household there (the general view says so). That heavenly part of India is occupied by Satans and devils turning it into a hell...

Uske Hisse ka Pyar

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Love has no definition. As many relations are formed in this world, those many forms of love shine like stars in the sky of this mortal world. This book ‘ Uske Hisse ka Pyar’ by Ashish Dalal brings to life a few of these love forms. This book of short stories is filled with love in various of its manifests and celebrate each of the kinds it depicts. All the stories showcase a form of...

With You; Without You by Prabhat Ranjan – review

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How good a debut novel can be? The speculations often end within the perimeter of English literature because seldom we have the time to think about literature in other regional languages because we don’t even think about the works of Hindi literature. The prejudiced English elites would certainly not love the challenge that the Hindi authors and the widening reading audience of the Hindi language...

The Spectacular Now

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Tim Tharp is an experienced screen writer and a novelist, popular for ‘one-name-fame’ The Spectacular Now’. The novel was published in 2008 and also saw a film based upon it which fetched a little more attention than the book itself. The novel The Spectacular Now is focused on the youths, addiction and their silly romance. Very popular and a general read among the teenagers with...

The Tell-Tale Heart

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The Tell-Tale Heart is a short story by one of the greatest writers of all time – Edgar Allan Poe. The short story was originally published in 1843, January. The short story is about a person, and the same person is also the narrator of the story, who is doing his best to make the readers feel that he is perfectly a sane person and in all his senses. However, that is only his fancy and he...

Legend: Marie Lu

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Legend is the first novel in the dystopian series by author Marie Lu. The title was later accompanied by two other novels, Prodigy and Champion. Legend came out in 2001 and became a sensation after that. Out and out a dystopian fiction, the work features violence and exile in different forms. What was once the western United States is now home to The Republic, a nation constantly at war with its...

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