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The Blurb:

A hilarious pseudo-history of marketing management, which explicitly denies resemblance to any actual history, and which will be horrified if some semblance be found. ‘A dog eat dog-food world’ is the story of a man who discovered that the path of life is strewn with treadmills and, if you get on one by mistake, you could keep running all your life to stay in the same place. The story of how just minding your own business can lead to unexpected consequences, guided by the ‘invisible hand’ of long dead economists. Anything you learn from the book – be it the basics of marketing management or a satirical view of Society – you do at your own risk.

The tale only dogs the doings of Spike Fortune who only sought to feed dogs and Jerry Fortune who, being fortuneless, gets dragged helter-skelter by his uncle Spike’s careening pursuit of commercial success; Spike’s rival Tom Rich, who is unwillingly dragged into upstaging Spike and tries to do it by teasing the palates of cats, helped by the bumbling efforts of his nephew, Jasper Rich who would rather be chasing girls than chasing cats.

Excerpt:

Prologue
The difficulty with history is that you never know whether that is the way it really happened. There is always this niggling question – Did the good guy win or did the winner proclaim himself to be the good guy? You know how it is – the winner is always the good guy and, if he murdered, raped and pillaged, it is only because the poor chap was forced to do so. And, of course, the winner is also going to wax eloquent about how he was not only fearless and astute, but was also steeped in virtue.

Let us assume that the winners have virtue sloshing inside them and overflowing from their ears. You still do not know whether the chap, who was most energetic in getting the victory, got the credit for it or whether he got sidelined by his colleague, who was more energetic in claiming the victory. While the former is still getting back his breath from his exertions, the latter could well have been yelling, “I won! I won!”, and having the entire populace fawning on him.

As if that is not enough, you have a further problem of what gets touted as a victory. For example, can any achievement, which is valued only by the lazy chaps, get written in the books of History? Achievements that cause ecstasy to the lazy man will remain unsung, simply because he is too lazy to sing hosannas to the achiever. All of us have heard about James Watt and his sterling contribution to the steam engine – merely because he made it possible for the rest of the world to run around in circles faster than before. Can you name the person who invented the arm-chair? That poor chap rests in relative obscurity merely because the man lolling around in the arm-chair - with a book in one hand and a glass of beer in the other – is unlikely to be jumping around, buttonholing people and singing the praises of the inventor. It would spoil his relaxation, make him spill the beer all over himself, and ruin his day.

Such, then, are the ways of the world. You can change the entire life experience of the indolent with the fruits of your intellect and you shall live and die like that ‘violet born to blush unseen’. You could merely change the design of a button for the energetic man and be feted by ‘crowned heads and coronets’ – or, in modern terms, by double-breasted suits and designer dresses. It is not merely enough for YOU to be energetic – it is also necessary that you benefit the energetic.

It is one thing for a person to make a place for himself in History. To make History, though, is wholly a different matter. To make History you not only need to change yourself, you also need to interfere with and change other people. You need to kick people out of their comfortable rut, drown out their pathetic pleas that ‘what ain’t broke don’t need fixing’, and force change on them. Everyone may happily intone ‘Change is the only constant in life’ but it is truly a rare person who actually thinks that it will happen to him. (It is much like saying, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes”. You never really accept the fact that you will die one day, and you never lose the belief that you can successfully evade taxes.) So, for someone to make history, he really needs to exert himself. Pushing one man to change is a herculean enough task – pushing the vast majority of humanity to change is of the stuff of nightmares.

I know – the moment we talk of making History, there will be a chorus chanting the names of Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi and such others. Really? Even after conveniently deifying them, so that we can all say, “Ah! But I am no Mahatma” as an excuse for not following their tenets, and continuing on our joyous journey of hatred, violence and corruption? I don’t think so. They have made a place for themselves in History but on the issue of whether they have made history, measured by whether they have changed the way WE live, I am afraid that the jury is out and showing no signs of returning in the near (or far) future.

Of course, there are other individuals who have made History and proved themselves capable of making lasting changes. The roll-call of honour includes people like Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler. It is a fact that the easiest way to make History is to make war. I mean, if you were to say, “How dare the people from the next street take a twig from our street? Do they think we are cowards, and they can deal with us so despicably? Let us go and bash them up”, you would possibly assemble a gang ready to follow you into mayhem. Just try saying, “There is no point in waiting for the government to clean up the streets. It is our street after all. Let us get together and clean it up”. You will find that people do have paranormal powers, after all. The speed with which they disappear can only be explained by telekinesis.

So, yes, it is easier to make History by making war. Getting together a gang of people to butcher others is simpler and, as for making changes in the others, it is easier to beat the change into them than to drill a new idea into their heads by reasoning. It is amazing how receptive people become to new ideas when you poke a sword in the guts or put a gun to their heads. So, periodically, we have had these people coming in and changing the world by spreading their own people all over the earth, spreading their ideas and their culture. Once you do things like that, you can become the Emperor or ‘the Great’ or the ‘Fuehrer’ and enthuse the coming generations to follow in your footsteps – another lasting change.

People of latter days have ascribed either physical or mental disorders as reasons for the abnormal energy and activity of these individuals. Some of these hyper-achievers are said to be suffering from mental derangement due to syphilis; some have been called megalomaniacs and some are said to be over-compensating for an inferiority complex. So, there is something other than normal about these people that makes them do what they do.

As in History, so in pseudo-history. What you are about to read is the pseudo-history of a man who changed the world and a rare achiever who did that without making war - at least, not war as we conventionally understand the word. He, too, started out suffering from a disorder. A strange one!

Incidentally, difficult though it must be to believe, the world was not always run by computers and a cell-phone was not something that could only be removed from the body by surgery. One of the various amazing and unbelievable things, that History talks of, is the tale of times when neither of these was the case. As with History, so with pseudo-history. The times of this tale were bereft of computers and cell-phones BUT this is still pseudo-history and not fantasy.

From tiny acorns do mighty oaks grow – or, in modern metaphor, from the tiny micro-chip does the mighty Information Technology industry spring. The genesis of the world-changing revolution was a simple visit by a doctor. And the ailment was….

The Review:

Congratulations Suresh (CS) for the solo debut paperback! I am very much impressed!

The Reader's Heart…

Having read author’s previous works, I had huge expectations on this book and I must say that “A Dog Eat Dog-Food World”, impressed me right from the prologue. To be frank, the prologue is out of the world.

What followed is a brilliant management story that revolves around the reality of life. The character details, their styles and tones is very impressive. The chat conversation between Jerry and Spike, Tom and Jasper, played well in the middle chapters. The so-called innovations, the marketing strategies, is very close to the reality. In fact, this is what happening today in the market. Popular brands in India follows the same technique to attract people and make a fool out of them.

The book has its own twists and turns, keeping me hooked till the very end, but there was no surprise element in the end, at least to me. This book is a quick read. I took two hours to complete the book and one hour to write this review.

If you are looking for a humorous storyline to free yourself from all the stress, then read this book to laugh continuously.

What I liked?

The storyline of the book is very impressive. The author has taken up a challenging subject and passed colourfully.

What I disliked?

There’s nothing I disliked in this book.

Why should one read this book?

The reality. The story of us. The market and the management concepts behind this book.

Rating:
Blurb: 5/5
Description: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Editing: 4.5/5
Excerpt: 5/5
Book Cover: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5


Book Details:
Title: A Dog Eat Dog-Food World
Author: Suresh Chandrasekaran
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Fablery
Language: English
Pages: 91
Year of Publication: 2016
Price: 150 INR
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Stars… To this fantastic read, I give a five-star rating.

A Dog Eat Dog-Food World is a is a true bestseller to me. Wish the publisher launches this book in all possible locations and help the author reach people. A ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Book! Recommended to all. No second thoughts!

I own a copy of this book. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a five-star rating on Goodreads and Amazon as I felt nothing less or more than that would be fair.



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BLW: Let’s welcome the sensational techie, Narayanan Palani to Book Lovers World. He is a leading digital technology specialist with considerable years of experience in software testing including research and development. His proven track record of success with seven international research papers and thirteen international certifications from globally acclaimed institutions, such as the British Computer Society, PRINCE2, AXELOS, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Wipro. He has authored three books (Software Automation Testing Secrets Revealed, Mobile Software Testing published by BecomeShakespeare Publishers, Advanced Test Strategy published by Penguin Partridge Publishers) on digital technology which stands as best reviewed books across the globe and Software Automation Testing has been listed as a Best Seller among Computer Science New Releases in Amazon India.

Narayanan Palani: Thanks for such generous introduction! It’s great to be here at Book Lovers World.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the getting published your debut book "Software Automation Testing Secrets Revealed". Tell us a little about yourself.

Narayanan Palani: As a Test Automation Specialist with MS and Executive MBA masters, I have been working for world leading clients with handful of technologies and also training technical graduates and professionals with few years of experience to acquire good software engineering roles. I have been awarded as an Exceptional Talent of UK by TechCity UK and my books have been referred across famous technical universities for research. My primary ambition is to build strong youths with powerful employability skills. I have sketched my books to work as job vending machines and help enthusiastic younger generation across the globe. I was not a consistent topper in schools and failed in Higher Secondary Board Exams which led me to retake the exams, since then my goals are to help the people who have been struggling come up in life. Recently I trained twenty five professionals and helped them getting well paid test automation roles and most of them are working across leading banks and software companies.

BLW: Tell us about your book Software Automation Testing Secrets Revealed, what it means to you, and how you conceived the idea of writing the first ever book on Software Automation Testing with a complete Automation Project available for book readers? How long did it take to write this book?

Narayanan Palani: Actual plan of writing such a strong book started in the year 2008,since then I have been talking to professionals across United States, UK, India and Australia to get a better view of what exactly required to get a first job in Software Companies. First chapters were getting shaped in the year 2011 with rough ideas. Chapters are completed during 2014 and mid 2015 but the automation code projects extended until end of 2015 to complete without any major defects and then made available in GITHUB to help the book readers. This book has been reviewed for eight months and released finally during Feb 2016 and then listed as a Best Seller of Computer Science New Arrivals in Amazon India till date!

BLW: Software Automation Testing Secrets Revealed is for a technical crowd. We would like to know the homework you did for five years to write this book.

Narayanan Palani: Number of failures I had during the automation test project implementations helped me to understand what not to do! Made eight research papers with various in-depth analysis which includes psychology, machine learning and management implementation over software testing and gave a strong basement over the book making idea! But writing a book need mastery skills hence I have been undertaking and successfully completed twelve international testing certifications that shaped my skill sets consistently. Small Automation Projects made before writing this book has been helped to get an idea of how a complete book should suppose to be! Especially a technical book with exclusive test automation project is a complete solution to any job seeker which is not available in the market until 2015. So I have been reading famous automation testing books and noted the missing elements in them for a entry graduates and job seekers. Thus the book shaped slowly every year with the idea of filling the gaps which are not existing in the libraries hence 'Software Automation Testing Secrets Revealed' made with slow and steady home work of market analysis.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) throughout the publishing process?

Narayanan Palani: Learning Experiences: It is hard to publish a book and hardest to promote in the present world where no one have time to read a book!; Surprises: Amount of hard-work by book project managers, especially Rinky Gopalani who managed my recent book!

BLW: Did your academic background help you write this book?

Narayanan Palani: MS Software Engineering of BITS Pilani: Tedious project making experience of technical software helped to make easy to understand projects for my book. Full Time Executive MBA from SIMSR Mumbai: Let's take an example of Book Marketing in publishing process. As a marketing management graduate, I have been successful in getting my books as Best Sellers for the past three years-that too without spending any money on advertisements! This is one of the wonderful learning journey and my management background helps me to understand what exactly required by the readers and how best it has to be delivered!

BLW: What was your biggest learning from writing this book?

Narayanan Palani: Having Ambitions is common; But getting the ambitions working in right direction is exceptional!

BLW: Tell us about your experience working with BecomeShakespeare.com.

Narayanan Palani: They just follow my instructions across the publishing process no matter how hard it is to follow! Also Project Managers bring unforgettable experience of book making skills. For an example, It has been six months I spent exclusively for bringing the book from Final Copy to Printed Book and eBook versions and Rinky (Project Manager of Software Automation Testing Secrets Revealed) have been working non-stop to get the things done by co-ordinating various teams. In fact, she worked in UK hours to match the needs and get the work going on speed!

BLW: We would be happy to know about any future projects that you are currently working on?

Narayanan Palani: At the moment, I have been shaping my thoughts on the next book 'Software Testing Expert' which is planned for a 2017 or 2018 release with 600+ pages and 10+ projects which will be targeted for computer science students and job seekers. Since it is a big project, I have planned the writing works across seven stages which would run for two complete years.

Also as a motivational writer, my articles are getting built for my first book on 'Self Inspiration' with the title 'ROAR'. This would be planned to release in the end of 2020 (approximately)

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Narayanan Palani: Books sometimes sleep in libraries. But sometimes change a complete generation!

Thank you so much for your time, Narayanan. It's our pleasure to chat with you!

This book is going to be an amazing read, will keep you curious and thoughtful throughout!


The Blurb:

She last saw her father when she was eight months old. Now, 18 years later, she is going to meet him.

There is something strange about the man she meets. Is he really her father? Or a stranger who may be her father’s killer?

What happens when a perfect plan turns around the next nine days into a spine-chilling race to kill and to stay alive?

Love. Lies. Deceit.

Twists. Turns. Murder.

It’s just the beginning. Because, every story has an untold truth.

An answer to a gun is another gun. Answer to deceit is love….

An eventful journey of a middle aged, hardcore, lonely shooter with a multi-million task falls in love with the teenage daughter of the man whom he has brutally killed. He has a past...his present changes the history…his future is in her hand…

A girl who landed up in his life from nowhere, changes him and his fate forever. Secrets will throw them into the whirlpool of illusions, which going to test the purity of the reality!!! Their amazing journey brings the unusual tale of love, and race against time to to kill and stay alive.

Will it break them or bring back them together???

A crime thriller with an extra-ordinary end....

Quote:

‘So you are not leaving me, right?’ She put her arms around him.
Mark said, ‘Happiness can wait. You have to be alive for that.’

‘It was time to go, feel better, where no memories and tears haunted her. She saw black…’

‘The end justifies the fear and the struggle.’

‘…giving her a roof above her head and the name wasn’t the only responsibility of the father…’

About The Author:

Sheeja Jose is a daydreamer. She believes in a world beyond religion, love movies and stories. She remember the stories told by her grandma, and remember the books read by her mother and her siblings. She loved the world existed only in imaginations and thus she chose to become a story teller over her studies. Hence a runaway student became an assistant director in Bollywood, turned creative director turned author and that’s her – Sheeja Jose - in short.

Sheeja was Born and brought up in ‘God’s own country’ Kerala, did psychology in ‘God’s own city’ Mumbai. Writing wasn’t a cakewalk for sure, however she do enjoy it, over everything...

You can contact her: sheejasthoughts@gmail.com

Synopsis:

The story has been very craftily woven in the present and past, which unfolds at a very appropriate pace. It starts quite unexpectedly with a duel between two assassins, one of them walks alive only to land up in a trouble of meeting the daughter of the other. The destiny has its own plans, wherein the girl, Nimisha aka Bomber Girl and the survivor, Mark teams up to kill the PM of India. Arjun, a cop has been assigned the duty of saving the Indian Prime Minister. They all set out on their respective missions, escaping their deaths, trying to survive. But remember, the truth is not what you see, game is not lost till the last move has been played. Not revealing any other details, I’d say something unpredictable awaits you.



The Reviewer's Heart…

I generally keep targets for finishing a book, and I kept 7 days for finishing this one. I started it late night and the story was so intriguing and interesting at the same time, that I finished it in less than 7 hours (PS I’m not at all exaggerating). The book tells us about ‘Karma’, with a hidden moral of ‘what goes around comes back’. The language of the book is lucid yet compelling, author has created an aura which binds the author with the plot of the book and there is no breaking of link anywhere in the book. Being an emotional guy, I’d add some part of the book did moisten my eyes, and I believe the author wanted just that. The author has done a very neat job in transitions that the plot as well as individual characters take. Readers are busy throughout the book, as the characters’ perception keeps on changing, while a character maybe shown in bright light in one part; the same character would be shown in dark light by cheekily providing some addition information that creates an illusion in front of the readers.

This novel has been very well narrated and the story unfolds in quite suspenseful manner, which glues the reader as it is more like a rollercoaster ride where you don’t know what may come next and you enjoy as you get along with it.

What I liked?

I liked the simple language and strong plot of the book which entertains the reader throughout the course of the adventure. I’d also appreciate the author’s research regarding this book, making it as close to reality as possible.

I simply loved the character of Arjun, the cop, who was a great professional. In a situation where even the stone hearted people gave up to their emotions, Arjun remained committed to his duty, he knew how to create a balance between the professional and personal life, though he struggled in between but everyone had a trust in him that he would manage, and at the end he really did.

What I disliked?

There is simply nothing that is lacking in this thriller. It’s a complete package with lots of twists and turns which are expected by murder thrillers and keeps the reader entertained and puzzled till the very end.

Why should one read this book?

Though the book does give out a hidden message about the karma and completing of the circle of life, this book should be read for the thrill it offers. The book is one of the few books you can take on a long train journey, or can read on a chilly night to give you a spine-chilling experience.

Rating:
Blurb: 5/5
Description: 4/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Excerpt: 5/5
Book Cover: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5


Book Details:
Title: Gone With The Bullet
Author: Sheeja Jose
Genre: Thriller
Type: Paperback
Publisher: White Wall Publishers
Language: English
Pages: 318
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: 195 INR
Buy Paperback: Flipkart | Amazon

Stars… To this fantastic reading ride full of suspense and thrill with an exceptionally moving narration; I give a five-star rating.

Gone With The Bullet will stand up to your expectations with an exceptionally moving narration. Main characters of the story appear so real and alive to have you moved along with themselves. This book weave a magic with the sword of words. A ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Book that will keep you mesmerized for a long time. Highly recommended for all. A must read. No second thoughts!

This book was given to me by author in exchange for an honest review. I am glad to read and review it. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a five-star rating on Goodreads and FlipKart as I nothing less than that would be fair.

About the Reviewer: Shashank Tyagi, an undergraduate student at BML Munjal University, loves to read and question. A passionate quizzer, who has participated in various national level quizzes at school and aspires to do good in college quizzing as well. He is a self-proclaimed sports geek and a secular nationalist, (pardon the oxymoron). A bibliophile, with special love for poetry though he spends his free time answering or framing questions.

Rukhsat The Departure By Sujit Banerjee

Book Details:
Title: Rukhsat The Departure
Authors: Sujit Banerjee
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Frog Books
Language: English
Pages: 260
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: 250 INR
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The Blurb:

Twenty-six alphabets, twenty-six names, and twenty-six short stories. Each exploring one unique emotion, taking you into the dark recess of the mind. Some frothy and most of them dark. Most standing alone and some facing a mirror, where the same story comes alive in two different ways, through two different protagonist . Meet myriad characters - from the single-minded prostitute to the man on the railways station bereft of any memory; a woman desperate for a biological child to a dead man's trial. Meet a jealous lover with a twisted brain and a gay man's memory of a one-night encounter. Meet twenty-six such characters arrested and sentenced for life inside the pages of a book. Each one leaving an indelible mark on your soul.

Favorite Story Reveal:



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The 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?

Excerpt:

To catch a bus I needed to cross the busy junction at Park Street. He promptly came forward and caught my hand saying that he would help me cross the road. I looked at him and said, ''You know Sid, over the last few years, I have been commuting all by myself. I am not a damsel in distress. I can cross my roads. I think I have more than proved my point on this through my life. Not that I want you to feel bad but you didn't even stand up as a friend when I needed one desperately, right?

So, don't do all this, it really doesn't matter. And please don't hold my hand ever again.

About The Author:

With over 15 years of experience, Sulagna Chaudhury at present works with a reputed MNC as a client services and sales professional.

She is the owner of a contemporary dance group ''Jhankar Beatz'' and in her free time doubles as a MC doing a corporate as well as public shows. Here is a multi-faceted career that also encompasses stints as a lecturer and a banker while living her ''radio'' passion and ruling as a popular RJ across cities and radio stations for more than a decade.

She is an active blogger who loves penning her thoughts on diverse topics and proudly lives her mantra of ''Life is all about moments... it is you who decides to make it large.'' She currently resides in Bangalore, India, with her husband and her 5 year old daughter.

The Review:

Every love story has its own essence and beauty of the feelings that people in it share. Not all of those stories go smooth and like the ones all of us dream about. Many a times it takes years to realize that there is a love...a strong one which persists behind anger, ignorance and million little fights.

According to me, letting go a sincere love is the biggest loss one can have because not all love is true. After reading 'Monsoon Masala' I realized it even better.

The Reviewer's Heart…

Monsoon Masala by Sulagna Chaudhury is a complete set of adventure and drama with much needed masala for its readers to savor. The story revolves around a very beautiful, diligent, talented and intelligent girl, Akanksha Dutta and equally opposite to her, Siddharth Chatterjee (Sid). The story starts with the childhood days of Akanksha, her little anecdotes and about her family. Then comes an interesting twist when Sid's childhood days begin. Both of them despite having a childhood together what they share is a complete contrast of each other. If it's Akanksha, you would want to pat on her back for being an ideal child and if it's Siddharth's, you would wish to return to your childhood days to make it awesome like his. The Bengali culture has been beautifully described throughout the book.

Since both of them had the same class and the culture it was quite obvious that traits of Sid was compared to Akanksha. The author has well depicted one of the most common traits found in parents, especially in India. Akanksha is an all-rounder. She is good in studies, well mannered, a winner of AIR (All India Radio) singing competition and to add a cherry on the top, a very pretty girl. Whereas, Sid is smart in everything except for studies. He listens none but his heart. In short, he is a spoiled brat, thanks to his dad for fulfilling all his demands. His favorite past time is irritating Akanksha who has an image of a perfectionist; not out of jealousy but revenge because she be there in his ''everything'', an ideal for all to whom he desperately wants to put out of his life. There is a clash for sure; every time they come across each other.

There is an instance when Sid's family approach Akanksha's for match making with Sid's elder brother. Somehow, it seems wrong to Sid. He feels pained with the fact and convince his brother to reject Akanksha. Sid gets a decent job in Gurgaon. With his good performance at workplace he gets a chance to work in abroad. Sid is sure that he is in love with Akanksha. He writes her a long mail; expressing his desire to be with her. On the other side, Akanksha is getting married to Raghav, a highly educated and well settled. There is a big secret about Raghav that can change Akanksha's life forever.

Will Akanksha read Sid's mail? Would Raghav be able to cheat Akanksha and make her life a living hell? or Will Akanksha reject Sid's proposal? Read Monsoon Masala to find it out.

What I liked?

It was interesting to see how tactfully and naturally the author got into the shoes of Sid and Akanksha and connected the dots neatly. Both of their parts were interesting, equally. Each character was well developed, this shows that the author has given a good time for writing each chapter. The book is well edited. Also, I liked the paperback quality.

What I disliked?

At some point of time the pace of the story became too slow and monotonous. Also, I felt that the book cover could have been better. In the end, like always when I try connecting the book title and the story; this time the duo didn't work together.

Why should one read this book?

For all those who are planning for a light read or looking for a book which opens a door for you to anticipate the next possibility only to read a twist... then it's a right book to go for.

Rating:
Blurb: 3/5
Description: 3.5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Editing: 4/5
Excerpt: 3/5
Book Cover: 2.5/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5


Book Details:
Title: Monsoon Masala
Author: Sulagna Chaudhury
Genre: Fiction
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Frog Books
Language: English
Pages: 294
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: 275 INR
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Stars… To this light read with unexpected twists I give a 3.5 star rating.

Monsoon Masala is a light read. Those who firmly believe in love should must read. Love makes you do things you had never thought of. A ★★★½ Book! Recommended to all!

This book was given to me by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. I am glad to read and review it. The opinions expressed in the review are my own, and remain unbiased and uninfluenced. I have given a 3.5 star rating on Goodreads and FlipKart as I felt nothing less than that would be fair.

Rukhsat The Departure By Sujit Banerjee

Book Details:
Title: Rukhsat The Departure
Authors: Sujit Banerjee
Type: Paperback
Publisher: Frog Books
Language: English
Pages: 260
Year of Publication: 2015
Price: 250 INR
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The Blurb:

Twenty-six alphabets, twenty-six names, and twenty-six short stories. Each exploring one unique emotion, taking you into the dark recess of the mind. Some frothy and most of them dark. Most standing alone and some facing a mirror, where the same story comes alive in two different ways, through two different protagonist . Meet myriad characters - from the single-minded prostitute to the man on the railways station bereft of any memory; a woman desperate for a biological child to a dead man's trial. Meet a jealous lover with a twisted brain and a gay man's memory of a one-night encounter. Meet twenty-six such characters arrested and sentenced for life inside the pages of a book. Each one leaving an indelible mark on your soul.

Story Reveal:



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