Review: क्रिस्टल लॉज

क्रिस्टल लॉज by Surender Mohan Pathak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SMP has his own unique writing style. This novel is no exception. There are very few court room dramas in Indian Hindi novels. This is one of them.

Mueskh Mathur has opened his new office just above his former boss Mr Anand’s office. Anand is not amused. Then there is a murder of Abhay Rajpuria and Kamlesh, his poor ex-employee is arrested by police. Mukesh has no case at the moment and his partner convinces him to take the case of defense. Unfortunately for him Mr Anand takes up case of prosecution just to tach him a lesson.

The novel is very intriguing. There is even a character just like SMP. He is writer who lives in front of Mr Rajpuria’s home. He gives vital clues to Mukesh. There are sufficient red herrings planted throughout. SMP keeps us guessing till the very end and the suspect is as usual least suspected person.

I enjoyed it fully and finished in one sitting. Unputdownable. 5/ 5 stars.

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Review: बहुरूपिया

बहुरूपिया by Surender Mohan Pathak
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

SMP has his own unique writing style. This novel is no exception.

Sudhir Kohli the “Lucky Bastard” detective is in action from the word go. He is banging a beauty and then he lets her go. Wife of a filthy rich businessman comes to him with a strange request. To protect her and her family from a madman who has come back from dead.

This is a multiple murder mystery case. The book moves forward very fast and there is no time to think for Sudhir, Inspector Yadav or anyone else. Dead bodies keep piling up. The murderer is elusive and is a master makeup man. Hence the name of novel.

The book has all the typical Sudhirpanti. The book moves at such a fast pace that there is no time to think. However, the climax was disappointing for me as so was the premise. The motive also was not big enough for all the mayhem.

One of the weak novels of SMP. However still very satisfying as I am a fan of SMP. 3/ 5 stars.

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Review: The Clockmaker: Supernaturalsuspense paranormal Indian Drama

The Clockmaker: Supernaturalsuspense paranormal Indian Drama by Paromita Goswami
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There is a deluge of books in fantasy genre. This takes us away from humdrum life and gives the author freedom to use her imagination to utmost. The only boundation is the limit of her imagination otherwise anything is possible. Time travel is not a new idea but still it has its appeal because the endless possibilities.

These is an old clockmaker who worked for Rajas and Nawabs. A mysterious hooded man gives him a magical watch. Ashish is his descendant who is also doing the same work of clockmaker. But now the times has changed and there is not enough money in that trade anymore. His wife Lata is from a rich family and is unsatisfied due to his modest income. There son Vicky has a girlfriend Kavya. Then one fine day Ashish stumbles upon this magical clock.

The premise is good though the idea a old. In time travel books interesting thing is how the authoress treat the ev…

Review: One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time by Venkat Iyer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Life is a mix of happiness and sadness. Successful people are those who keeps calm during both. Yhis book is an homage from a son, Venkat to his father, Visu.

Visu life was tragic from start. His siblings and father died early. Then he became differently abled in an accident. Still he did not lose hope.

This is the book of hope, bravery and determination. This shows that nothing is impossible. 3/ 5 stars.

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Review: The Sleepless Beauty

The Sleepless Beauty by Rajesh Talwar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Fairy tales are taking us in dream land. But if you can not sleep how can you see dreams? This is a medical condition also named insomnia. Sleep is required for body just like air, food and water. If we cannot sleep our body face adverse consequences.

In the lap of Himalayas there is a kingdom where princess Ramya can not sleep. She was not always like this but somewhere down the line this insomnia gripped her. the king is worried as there are enemies lurking in the neighbourhood and he is getting old. Ramya has to take over the reins but she is not able to sleep and work effectively. Then he ann0ounces a competition that whoever makes her sleep will marry her. Many princes from neighbouring kingdom come with there out of the box remedies and try to cure her. will she ever be ok again?

The story is interesting and keep your interest going. The remedies suggested by some prince are hilarious. I personally liked the…
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