Thriller

Beast

So here’s the thing about Krishna Udayasankar’s characters. They are not perfect; they are not knights in shining armours. They are not the goody-good stereotypical Adarsh people. Most importantly, they are neither stain-free nor flawless. And that, my friend, makes her characters relatable. They are so engaging that the readers find themselves stepping into the characters’ shoes more often than ever. Plot: Prithvi is a Saimha – a were-lion, who continually struggles to tame the beast within him and troubled by the demons of his past.

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UNNS – The Captivation

This is the second time I got the opportunity to get my hands on Sapan Saxena’s book. The young author who has enjoyed quite an excellent debut with his book Finders, Keepers, now tries to charm his audience with UNNS – The Captivation. Does he succeed? Does he live up to his readers’ expectations? He does/doesn’t. You have to read it yourself to form an opinion on this. Plot: Unns (definition for dummies like me: An Arabic/Farsi/Urdu word for love, attachment, friendship) – The Captivation is about Atharva Rathod and Meher Qasim and their story of 28 years (my assumption: one year in school, fifteen years of separation, twelve years later.

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Immortal

Before I start my review, I think I should make a confession. Krishna Udayasankar, the brain behind Immortal, deserves my apology. Her book and talent was highly underestimated. (Not to mention the error in judgement about her gender. Trust me, names can be misleading.) It took me a while to notice about her being a bestselling author. I was introduced to this book by a shadow account on twitter by the handle viz.

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He Lost His Mobile And…

An advisory note for the bookworms and the potential bookworms: If at all, anyone wishes to explore new books (read: experiment with new authors or genre) then I have a perfect checklist to make their choices easier. So here it goes: One. The author is a debutante. Two. The author is a Puneite. And three. The author is an engineer. If the book’s author matches the requirements then congratulations, you already have a potential bestseller in your hands.

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The Mahabharata Quest: The Alexander Secret

First things first, the author Christopher C. Doyledeserves a pat on his back for the improvement in his quality of storytelling. It’s no secret that his first book The Mahabharata Secretwasn’t as exciting as expected. In my personal opinion, I had even contemplated giving up his book mid-way. After reading his previous book, I was in two minds if I should read this book or not. Luckily the courage to read it paid off.

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Finders, Keepers

A question runs across my mind. What is it with engineers and writing? Almost every author whom I follow comes from an engineering or an MBA background, may it be few of my favourites Ashwin Sanghi, Amish Tripathi or other authors like Christopher C. Doyle, Chetan Bhagat and so on. Coming back to the book, I had come across the concept of Nine Unknown Men in one of the books The Mahabharat Secret written by Christopher C.

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Checkmate

“That, my friend… was the final checkmate.” Year 2005: When I was 21 years old, I could hardly form an essay. I would churn out broken poetry, learn the tricks of writing short stories. I remember enrolling myself in a writing competition for Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I remember the struggle to get my grammar correct and form a few strings of sentences. Year 2015: A 21-year-old engineer turned author, Hrishikesh Joshi comes up with his debut book Checkmate.

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Inferno

Dan Brown. The brain behind The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol offers another thrilling story called Inferno that has the touch of History, Mythology, Crime and Mystery. Having read his previous books, I consider picking up his next book for reading as a safe bet. Obviously, I still haven’t got a chance to read his other books Angels and Demons, Deception Point and Digital Fortress but that doesn’t deter me from selecting this one.

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Private India

First things first. Before you read my book review of Private India written by Ashwin Sanghi, I need to clear out two IMPORTANT things. I am one of the huge fans of Ashwin Sanghi, the writer. I am not biased while reviewing his books. Cool. So coming back to Private India, it is a well-paced thriller co-authored by James Patterson. James has already written many books titled Private Series.

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The Mahabharat Secret

Readers, Today, we all read about how to write a thriller. Requirements are as follows: A plot of a best-selling book by a Videsi (International) best selling author A touch of mythology. Some fine knowledge of history. A few desi (Indian) characters, a few firang (out of India) characters. A romantic angle to occasionally lead the readers off the plot at irregular intervals.

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