Half A Shadow – A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

I have been having back to back books coming up for reviews. One look at the TBR bookshelf, I will faint. I had a target of 100 books to be read this year, and within 5 months it’s already done. Huh! I read almost one book daily :O Phew! Still, looks like a whole lifetime is not sufficient to finish my TBR list. When I die, my greatest sorrow will be that I have not finished many of the books that I wanted to. Well, without more nautanki, here it is, the review.

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Three Books That I Recommend This Month

Hi, folks,

As most of you know, I keep getting books to review. While most of them are from authors that I don’t know, sometimes, my  friends/acquaintances who turned into authors ask me to read their book as a friendly gesture. They don’t even insist me on reviewing it. However, I do review them. I’d be glad if at least one person buys the book & supports the budding author after reading my review.

Well, I had many such books come in to me in the last few months, and here I am recommending 3 of them to you.

1. Encounters:

Written by Sumana Khan, the author of one of my most favorite horror novel, The Revenge of Kaivalya, this is another thriller novel; just that this novel is an amalgamation of 5 short stories. The author proves that she is a class apart from others when it comes to penning thriller stuffs. While there are not many novel aspects in her stories, her narration makes us hooked to the boom till the very end.

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Wazir – Check mate?!

Hi, folks,

After a long time, I am back to my “movie rants” section. As most of you would know, I ain’t a movie person, but when I do watch a movie, I hope it is not a waste of time. After seeing trailers, the Farhan fan in me wanted to watch it, and I liked Bejoy’s previous movie David, and the  movie’s crew & trailer indeed made me more wanting to watch it. Did I like the movie?

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Chronicler Of The Undead – A Book Review

Hi, folks,

I really need to finish all these book reviews & event posts that are long pending. However, with rains, rehabilitation work, and now my vacation had made me procrastinate these. This is one book that I was hoping to review for a month now.

This book, “Chronicler of the Undead” by Mainak Dhar is unputdownable. Yes that’s the one word for it.

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Ganga Bharani’s A Minute To Death: A Book Review

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I got hold of this book just today, and I have finished reading it in 2 hours. What’s more interesting is I am reviewing it immediately. I have 10 books lined up for review, but still I wanted to read and review this first. There are two reasons for that:
1. The book is a thriller
2. The author is my good friend.

When she asked if I would like to give an unbiased, honest review of her book, I was more than happy. I have already read her previous book Just you, me, and a secret and I liked it. It was a fresh and poignant tale. With very good hopes, I started this book. Did the author live up to my expectation?

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Rishi Vohra’s HiFi in Bollywood: A Book Review

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It was a yet another normal day when Rishi Vohra pinged me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing his latest novel. I religiously checked the blurb and found it good. After a week or so, I got the book and it took me just 3-4 hours to finish this almost 250 pages book. Initially, the name kind of gave me an impression of a non-fiction based about Bollywood, but the blurb was promising me that I am in for a lovely fictional work.

I had a lovely author-signed copy, but then saw this in the author’s site! OMG! JOHN!!! ❤

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Warrior by Olivier Lafont: A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

Author: Olivier Lafont

Publisher: Penguin India

Pages: 375

Published Price: 399 INR

Available at all leading book stores both online and offline.

Genre: Mythological Fiction

This book “Warrior” is shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia prize.

Do you remember the ‘price tag’ from the movie 3 idiots? Nah? Think again, the one who screams, “You just lost a limited edition watch,” “chutney kyun khaate ho tum log.” Yup, he is the one, the guy who was supposed to marry Pia, in 3 idiots. Well, he is Olivier Lafont, a French model turned actor, has now become an author with his first book called Warrior. Continue reading

A Chit-Chat with Author RV Raman

I recently gave a spotlight post and a book review for Fraudster Novel. Now, it’s time for you all to know the brain behind Fraudster Novel, R.V. Raman.

1. What led up to the publication of your first novel ‘Fraudster’? What made you write your first book?

Fraudster is actually not my first novel. My writing hobby began with epic fantasy, which I write under the nom de plume of Kevan Dinn.

I have always liked creating – be it setting up an organisation or a new unit within an existing organisation. Corporate life doesn’t give many opportunities to create, although I must say that I have been luckier than most in this regard. So, when I was approaching 50, and began wondering what else I’d like to do in life, I looked for creative outlets. Writing was an obvious option as it required no infrastructure, and could be done anywhere and at any time.

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Entangled Lives – Chapter 9 – #CelebrateBlogging #GameOfBlogs #Blogadda

Hi, folks,

We, the team Potliwale Baba, are writing a fictional story as a part of #CelebrateBlogging – Game of Blogs.

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Read the previous and next posts here:

Round 1: Chapter #1|#2|#3|#4|#5|#6|#7|#8|#9|#10

Round 2: Chapter #11|#12|#13|#14|#15|#16|#17|#18|#19|#20

Round 3: Chapter #21|#22|#23|#24|#25|#26|#27|#28|#29|#30|#31

“Tara,” Jennifer yelled trying hard to keep catch her breath. The tall Tara turned hastily toward the direction of the voice. *Twoosh* “What the faa…k,” Tara almost shouted as the right heel of her catwalk pumps broke. Trying to balance, she turned to Jennifer and said, “Mrs. Dutta.” “Pardon,” Jennifer smiled. “Address me as Mrs. Dutta,” without waiting for the response of the other lady, she continued, “What is it now?” “I was wondering…,” Jennifer paused. “I don’t have all day, Ms. Joseph,” said Tara in a cold tone. “You were quite tensed, I thought, I should ask what happened,” Jennifer added quickly. Continue reading

My Eerie Experiments With The Oujja Board!

Oujja - Face The Consequences!

Oujja – Face The Consequences!

The CIE (Continous Internal Examinations) are a painful process. It is similar to someone forcibly feeding you stale spinach. My friends and I were sitting in our room and trying very hard to concentrate on our respective boring books. I stared at the watch at it was 10 minutes to midnight. One of my friends made Maggi and we happily ate it. The clock ticked to 12 and one of my friends yawned loudly giving us all a mild heart attack since her yawn was the only sound apart from the ramblings of the ceiling fan. She said she will call it a night and go to her room to sleep. Slowly, 4 of them left and 3 of us were still studying, to be precise trying hard to study. Continue reading