Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Book Review: We Met For A Reason by Subrat Saurabh

Book Detail:
Book Name- We Met For A Reason
Genre- Subrat Saurabh
Publisher- Notion Press
Pages- 194 pages

Blurb- We met for a reason”, is an intriguing story of a guy named Karan who met three different women at various phases of his life. It moves with how he went on a roller coaster ride of emotions while dealing with these pretty nymphs and his own idea of life, where relationships are beyond the emotional tie ups, have zero expectations and absolutely no commitment.

Karan was fortunate enough to experience the real flavours of love in the form of warm affection, spicy sex and sour betrayal. His idea of romantic relationship is something which starts with a friendship, progresses with fingerlicious food at a restaurant, gets intense in a pub, gets sealed with a lip lock and later dissolves into a one-night stand. However, destiny had a different plan where he ended up falling in love with a girl, whom he thought to be, just another pawn in his journey of self-satisfaction. 

Sometimes even a short-lived relationship or an incident creates a huge impact on a person’s mind and may change the direction of his life. Life goes through a drastic change for Karan due to an incident and he realizes the importance of relationships.

Review- We Met For A Reason is not your regular love story but is rather a quirky, new take on romance and love. Author has done amazing job with narration and characterization. Though certain loopholes, the book is still an enjoyable read.

Book Cover and Title- Book Cover is eye pleasing and soothing and goes well with the content of the book.
Title is very interesting and catches attention of readers. It creates curiosity about the book. Blurb too is exciting.

Language and Narration- Language used in the book is simple and easy to comprehend. As said earlier, Narration is done very well and binds readers with the book. Narration is done in first person narrative.

Characterization- I loved how author portrayed his characters. The complex, colourful emotions portrayed by them was interesting to read and authors did it very well.

Other characters are also justified well.

Storyline and Plot-

Storyline of this book is unique and keeps readers hooked with book.

Storytelling skills of Author is amazing and the picturesque and detailed description helps readers imagine scenes in our head.

First part of the story is slow paced and it took few chapters for me to get into story.

Second part of the story is fast paced and is interesting with certain twists and turns and a major suspense which holds back readers with the book. Author has done fine job placing story.

Book Cover and Title- 3.5/5 
Language and Narration- 4/5 
Characterization- 3.5/5
Storyline and Plot- 3.5/5

Final Rating- 3.5/5

Book Review: In Loving Memory by Daniel Paul Singh

Book Detail:
Book Name- In Loving Memory
Genre- Fiction
Format- kindle ebook
Pages- 272 pages

Blurb: Dhruv is the popular dashing guy in Nisha’s office. His impulsive antics irk her, but also attract her. From the day Dhruv enters her life, she starts getting anonymous threatening late night calls and scary nightmares that seem too real. Who is this Dhruv? What’s his connection with the strange happenings in her life? Can she trust him?

Nivas is a guy you wouldn’t notice in a crowd. Rimi is a chatterbox and the polar opposite. Naturally, Nivas is drawn towards her and gains the courage to propose to her, desiring more of her. Things turn ugly from then on between the two.

As the stories of the two couples converge at an unexpected turn of events - Kevin, the best detective in town, ends up with a peculiar case. Everything about the case is confusing, contradictory and downright clumsy! A cat-and-mouse game ensues with everyone’s life at stake.

Every story has one ending, will this one too?

Review:  In Loving Memory by Daniel Paul Singh is  Fiction novel where author serves us a crime fiction ladden with well written mystery and toppled it with a cute romantic story in between.

Book is surely interesting and well written and serves us an engaging storyline but is stuffed with many characters which is the only thing that bugged me.

Book Title and Cover- Book Title is interesting and creates curiosity about it. Cover is alluring and appropriate. Blurb is interesting and attracts readers to pick up the book. Overall First Impression of this book demands attention of readers.

Language and Narration- Language used by author is simple yet attractive. Narrating style is commendable and author ends each chapter at such point that readers are forced to turn page after page.

Theme- Theme of this book multidimensional even while it never leaves the mystery factor that makes you want to turn page after page. Although it also serves us Suspense, and other elements. I liked the way author directly came to the main point without wasting time.

Storyline and Plot- Plot is unique with detailed description of each and every situation which glue readers with the story. As said earlier, story picks the pace from the first page and readers enjoy every page filled with mystery, crime and excitement to reveal the truth.

Book Title and Cover- 4/5
Language and Narration- 3/5
Characterization- 4/5
Storyline and Plot- 3.5/5

Final Rating- 3.5/5

Book Review: The Unexpected Leader by Joel Sadanand

Book Detail:
Book Name- The Unexpected Leader
Genre- Fiction
Copy- Kindle eBook.
Pages- 154 pages

Blurb- Ajith, the CEO of India’s most popular coffee chain, Good Morning Inc., is outrageously shocked to hear the pitch from a tech startup: fire all managers and replace them with AI. Though he wants to dismiss the idea, the pitch is ferociously compelling. Before Ajith could take a firm decision, an unexpected tragedy occurs at one of the coffee stores. Ajith loses control over his company overnight. He stages a secretive reverse coup to regain his company.

At the same time, the office of the WHO issues a warning about a global respiratory pandemic to the Indian government, but the prime minister’s office ignores it. Instead, it spends its focus on the developments of Good Morning Inc. Why would the PMO’s office be interested in the incidents of a corporate entity?

Rahul is excited to meet his blind date at one of the coffee shops of Good Morning Inc. What he doesn’t know is that he is just a pawn whose actions are about to trigger an avalanche of consequences in the lives of many people, related and unrelated to Good Morning Inc.

Will Ajith ever regain his company? Will he become the first CEO in the world to successfully use artificial intelligence instead of human leaders to manage its workforce?

Review: The Unexpected Leader is one of the most compelling books I have read recently. Given the book takes its inspiration from the recent CCD incident, Covid pandemic etc real life incidents, it makes the book reading a whole new fun. 

Cover of the book is apt, simple and smart and builds the overall vibe towards the book as the Title suggests.

Author has good narrative skills, author binds readers with the book with his narrative style. As the story progressed i found myself enjoying the slightly different narration of this book.

Characters- Author has given each character enough time and amount of attention. I loved how characters evolved as story progressed.

Storyline and Plot- Both Storyline and Plot of the book are amazing. I enjoyed every page of the book, the story was running smoothly till the very end. As mentioned earlier, the fact that the book has been inspired by the real life incidents of recent times, it added extra flavour to the storyline.

All in all, reading this book was an interesting experience.


BookTitleand Cover- 4/5 a

Narration and Language - 3.5/5

Character Justification- 4/5
Storyline and Plot - 3/5
Overall Rating - 3.5/5 

All in all, The Unexpected Leader is an average read and could be enjoyed by people who want to read something different other than pure indie fictions.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Book Review: Loves Lost by Sourabh Mukherjee

Book Details-
Book Name- Loves Lost
Author- Sourabh Mukherjee
Genre- Romantic Fiction
Edition- Kindle e-book

Blurb- A teenager in a quaint Kolkata neighbourhood falls in love with a girl who gets off her school bus every afternoon near his house and nurtures his love as the years pass by. A young entrepreneur turns to work and alcohol to get over the pain of losing the love of his life till she unexpectedly walks back into his arms in a party. A billboard advertisement reveals a shocking truth to a man who has lost his wife and his memory in an accident. An insecure boy fears losing an attractive girl forever when she breaks all contacts with him after they have made love. As a girl nurses her broken heart, she meets a stranger on the Internet.

Review- Loves Lost is an anthology by Sourabh Mukherjee where author presents us 5 short stories all of which have one common thing: Love. 

Sourabh takes us on a ride of love through different stories and makes us feel all the emotions one feels when love happens. It covers all form of loves ranging from Love at first sight, Second Chances, Unrequited Love and Closures. What I liked the most about the book is that the author even in its imagery does not force happy endings, mushy-cheekiness even though the central plot and theme of the stories is Love. The only thing I didn't like about this book is the stories become rather predictable given its theme but author tries well to cover it by adding twists and turns.

Narration is good and the imagery provided by author helps readers to get into the stories right from first page. Book Cover soothes an eye and is suitable with the book theme and title.

Overall, this 57 pages short book is something that you'll need to read after a hectic day of work or a short travel distance.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Book Review- Asian Winds by Saurabh Pant

Book Details-
Book Name- Asian Winds
Author- Saurabh Pant
Genre- Poetry
Edition- Kindle e-book

Blurb- This book is a vivid poetry work by Indian poet Saurabh Pant that generally covers key Asian issues in poetic form.
An EBook that covers major political, cultural, economic and natural issues- it is a multiple-theme creative work and an optimistic piece for all worldwide and Asian readers.
Priya Verma presents great photos and they are appreciated also by Poetry Ireland through Photo editing chief Gordon Johns sir and Anaya Roberts madam highlighting on the work that make it an equal creative expedition.
From topics that range between Indian Subcontinent, Chinese domination, Islamic religion, Border challenges, Financial and diplomatic ties, oceanic trade and virtual aspect- It is a well worth poetic piece and a must read which is sure to gain reader's attention.
Ultimately as Asian power rises, it is a well typed work by the author around...

Review- As the name suggests, this poetry book revolves around the Nations of Asia. The author has chosen a great subject for showcasing his poetic knowledge about the nations and as the title suggests, the winds and the directions of Asia.

Cover of the book is apt, simple and smart and builds the overall vibe towards the book as the Title suggests.

The poems are divived into 10 sections, each section has its own set of Poems. The vocabulary and overall narration of Poems is smooth. Author goes out of simple rhyme-sceme mantra of Indian Poets and thus helps push the overall Asiatic Vibes of the book. Poet manages to weave history and war with poetry and Asian Winds is the product of the same.

If you're into Asia and the ongoing Political Winds do intrigue you, this is the perfect book for you.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Book Review- Warming Fumes by Saurabh Pant

Book Details-
Book Name- Warming Fumes
Author- Saurabh Pant
Genre- Poetry
Edition- Kindle e-book

This book is a vivid piece of poetry work by Indian author Saurabh Pant that generally focuses nature as its core theme to approach and study certain issues that are still vibrant.
A collection of poems with cartoons presented by Priya Verma from India and some photos shared by author's Indian Google team, the work highlights issues of warming, tries to bring them in common picture and explain problems widely.
The book contains poems on nature of certain areas, highlights issue of urban heat and cultural stigma, the challenges of political factors in scene, and ultimately focuses on the multiple scenes dominating the nature.
Thus it is a work of natural poetry, the author has presented rhythmic styles on certain poems, and at last a work that is surely going to attract readers and help them enjoy this poetry collection for sure at large...

Review- Warming Fumes is a collection of poems with Environment at the heart of this book.

This book has come out at such point of time when entire humanity has to stop and think about Environment and this book could help us articulate our thoughts better.

Poems read smooth and are of medium length. The usage of drawing attacts the attention and gives light to the poems being read, at certain point the drawing becomes monotonous and dosent add much flavour to the poems. 

Book Cover is beautiful, warm and eye soothing. 

I'd give 3.5/5 stars.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Book Review- Just A Housewife by Rakesh Varma

Book Details-
Book Name- Just A Housewife
Author- Rakesh Varma
Genre- General 
Publisher- Rupa Publications India 
Pages- 200 Pages 

Blurb- Barkha is a successful working woman. She is rich, beautiful and ambitious. But love eludes her.
Anjali is an intelligent, fearless and ambitious woman with a loving husband and two kids. Outwardly, her little family looks perfect but if you peer closely, her home is falling apart.
Aradhya is a submissive and dutiful wife who fears living after the death of her husband. But then, she has to protect her two little daughters from a harsh world.
What is it that these three women are looking for? Are they looking for love in their life or calm in the love, which they already have?
Just a Housewife explores the journey of three women in search of their identity, in a society constantly questioning their every move in a world that is ruthless.

Review-  Just A Housewife serves us not only a general fiction but also a kind of story which makes readers feel the characters and makes room for debate over the idea of the book.

Book Title and Cover- Book Title is suitable with content but lacks the eye grabbing power that the book title holds. Book cover is beautiful but again fails to attracts the attention of the readers.  Blurb is interesting and hints us about the content.

Language and Narration- Language of this book is simple and easily understandable. Narration is decent and easy going. 
All the characters in the book are defined amazingly. I loved how beautifully characters were growing simultaneously with the story.

Storyline and Plot- Talking about Storyline and Plot i must say that this book is unputdownable. The basic idea of this book is beautiful and demands full points for that. Author did try to make it presentable but there were parts where storyline seemed weak but altogether, the basic essence of story made it till the end. Story flows smoothly with enough pace to hold attention of the readers.

Author has amazing skill to describe all sort of emotions in few words. Also the story is not makes a good read but goes on ahead to make few points from the female perspective which I felt are the highlights of the book.

Kudos to the author for writing this book. It wasn't a perfect read but I'd still suggest you to read this book for the plot and general idea that it provides and promotes.

Book Title and Cover- 4/5 
Language and Narration- 4.2/5
Storyline and Plot- 4.5/5

Final Rating- 4.2/5