Book Review: ‘Checkmate’ by Hrishikesh Joshi
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Book Review: ‘Checkmate’ by Hrishikesh Joshi

My Rating*** ‘Checkmate’ by Hrishikesh Joshi is a light but speedy entertainer. As the title of the book suggests, the story is all about moves and counter moves. While the book cannot be claimed as an edge of the seat type of thriller, the book is quick and to the point. Reading this book gives … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Body in the Library’ by Agatha Christie
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Book Review: ‘The Body in the Library’ by Agatha Christie

My Rating**** One of the finest works of Agatha Christie, ‘Body in the Library’ holds your attention from the first chapter itself. For me, this chapter can be easily termed as one of the best opening chapters by the queen of mystery. The chapter not only impresses you with the brilliantly crafted lines, but also … Continue reading

‘Operation Jai Mata Di’ by Pratik Shah
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‘Operation Jai Mata Di’ by Pratik Shah

My Rating*** ‘Operation Jai Mata Di’ by Pratik Shah is a book which, despite of its hackneyed writing and weak plot is imbued with drama and action. Yes, the plotline does not really bow down to the logic of physics but the dramatic element of its storyline works as its saving grace. At the same … Continue reading

Captain Arthur Hastings Vs Dr. John H. Watson: Similarities and Differences
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Captain Arthur Hastings Vs Dr. John H. Watson: Similarities and Differences

Agatha Christie, who was greatly influenced by the works of Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, introduced one character called ‘Captain Arthur Hastings’ in her works in accordance with the model of Sherlock Holmes’s close associate Dr. John H. Watson. She even named this character as ‘Arthur’ after the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Christie depicted Hastings … Continue reading