Chennai to Chicago by Sriram Ramakrishnan

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The book ‘Chennai to Chicago’ depicts real life experiences of Sriram Ramakrishnan. The memoir is about his journey, his life, from India to Abroad, in becoming a software enginner.
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The book is a detailed description of all the ups and downs he faced, while working in various places in the world.
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The language is good and easy. I thought the book was predictable as well as relatable. The cover is nice. The length of the book is apt. The narration is fast paced and the book is motivational.
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Overall, a quick read with good life lessons.

The Blue Elephant by Rahul Das

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The blue elephant is a non fiction book, according to me, the most relevant book right now. The book focuses on ‘Soft power’. Frankly speaking, I never gave so much thought about soft power, before reading this book.
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I like books that increase my curiosity and this book made me curious to learn more about Soft power.
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I was aware about CAA, unemployment in our country, the dirty politics, religion and politics, the fluctuating GDP etc. The book just opened my mind, moreover increase my horizon.
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The author has written a strong and essential book, which is well suited in recent times. The language and terms used are comprehendible.
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I want to appreciate the author for using his knowledge in writing this logical book with detailed description and information.
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Overall, a well written and sensible book which is fitting in today’s world.

Secret Admirer by Deepesh Junwal

A quick fast paced book with the protagonist found in outskirts of the city, wounded, naked and the story turns as more bodies start piling up.
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The murder mystery is being solved by ACP Abhinav. His mission is to find this killer. Is he a killer or just a stalker? Who is he?
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I didnt like the catchphrase, ‘A satan exists in every introvert’. The cover is good and goes with the book.
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The book focuses on finding the culprit and this made the plot forthright. The characters are good but the author could have provided more depth to them.
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The language is easy. The writing style is good. I wished the book was more detailed and more attention was given to the crime. A terrible crime like that needed extensive concentration on the description so that the reader could sense the intensity.
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Overall, a one time read for all kinds of readers.

Sacred Trove by Subin Mathew

Sacred Trove is a collection of 11 short stories, amongst that some are novellas.
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The cover is beautiful and soothing. The illustrations on the cover is detailed.
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The stories are based on variety of topics and are entertaining. Different themes and perspectives made the plot engaging.
The writing style is good but confused me sometimes, in terms of grammer and change of narratives. But overall, it worked just fine.
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The language was easy and understandable. The characters are well written. The author has made good effort in developing them with intricate details.
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Overall, a thriller book with great short stories. Should be read by all.

The Phoenix by Bilal Siddiqi

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A fast paced thriller, The Pheonix, by Bilal siddiqi, is a novel with diverse theme and a gripping storyline.
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The dystopian novel is based on the life of Aryaman Khanna, an intelligence officer. In 2013, he violated protocols during an encounter and hence was in a prison.
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His life took a spin when trouble starts wandering around his family. Apart from serving his country, he also needs to avenge his wife’s death. What will he do? How will he take revenge?
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The book has a lot of twists and turns and the element of suspense is good, well written.
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The plot is unpredictable and keeps the reader at the edge.
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The writing is smooth and i could envision the drama happening in the plot. A slight bollywood touch is present, but is not over powering. The language used is easily understandable.
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Overall, the plot is brilliant and fulfilling, with a widespread mention of biological warfare and a suspenseful ending. I am waiting for this turning up to the big screen.
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I would recommend it to all kinds of readers.

This is the demand of time by Arijit Chakraborty

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Demand, as oxford dictionary says, ‘ an insistent and peremptory request, made as of right’

This is demand of time by Arijit Chakraborty is a Non fiction book which speaks about the demand Of time in our life.

The book is divided into 7 Chapters, Describing what is on demand, The demand of creativity, Demand of relevant fearlessness, Of being practical, proactive, rich and the demand of knowledge.

The book is the short read with simple language and the examples stated explained every point of view, that the author wanted to explain.
This book is the need of the hour, it is absolutely necessary for everyone to understand the reality.

A walk on the burning bridge by Vaibhav Dange

“The clouds are pouring your cold blood over my days and nights.”

The book comprises of 5 chapters. I liked almost all poems, the thoughts behind them and the flow.

I found the titles interesting.Along with that, the overall presentation of the book is good.

I am trying to understand the new age poetry, and contemoporary poems. This book is a good example of it.

The poems are easy to understand. The poems have varied emotions from love to relationships, magic to desrie etc.

Overall, a well written poetry book.

The Princess of Elsseria by Leslie G

A fast paced story of Liah, the princess of Magical kingdom, Elsseria. The book is full of magical creatures and many different characters. I am amazed how violet sea and the Melwhor mountains are explianed in the book.

Liah, although from a royal family, leds a normal life, but somehow she knows that something is going to happen soon in her life. But She seeks freedom.

I love the author’s writing style. All the characters are interwoven and well written. I loved the characters of Liah and Derek. The writing style is smooth and fast paced. The narration is fabulous.

I have recently started reading fantasy novels and i can say that this one is beautiful.

What you wish for by Saikat

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The story of Prisha, the protagonist, working in a cafe in Mumbai, meets Arav. They instantly get attracted to each other. They again met at a pub. Prisha comes to Mumbai to fulfill her late friend, Ayesha’s wish.
She finds out suspicious things about her friend’s past and the story countinues making Prisha’s behaviour weird and she is haunted by a ghost.

I found the story to start very slow, it took a long time for characters to unwind and make the plot fast paced. The writing is good. The characters were built just enough. The plot was expected a bit. I couldnt find the element of freshness. On the other hand, i feel the author has done a great work with his writing skills.

Overall, a one time read.

Afsaane by Ameya Bondre

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I have always loved short stories. Less words, more passion and warmth.

Afsaane is a collection of 11 short stories, dealing with various sentiments, like joy, love, friendship, betrayal, acceptance, infidelity etc.

To start with the cover, it is just stunning, detailed and relevant to the book.
The stories are relatable and also the characters are dynamic.
The book gave emphasis on topics such as, working too much, moving to a new place, heartbreaks, cheating your partner and so on. All these topics are needed and are relevant to talk about in this modern world.

The author has a good writing style which can be appreciated by the way he has narrated the story and fabricated the characters.
Also, the book is short and has a good pace.

Overall, an easy enjoyable read.