Kansa By Author Prassant Kevin Book Review

Blurb:

OVER A SPAN OF TEN YEARS, HE KILLED FORTY PREGNANT WOMEN AND THEN VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE. AFTER FIVE YEARS OF SILENCE, HE IS BACK AGAIN, SEEKING HIS NEXT VICTIM. ONLY ONE MAN CAN STOP HIM – PROFESSOR BLACK. Maher was found unconscious in the middle of the highway and later, in the hospital, she revealed that she had escaped from a killer’s house. All the details and patterns matched the serial killer ‘Kansa,’ who had disappeared five years ago after murdering forty pregnant women. ACP Saargi Desai was assigned to the case. She appealed to her department to bring back Professor Black to help her catch the killer. The Professor, who had a haunting past that had kept him away from the world of crime and investigation for several years, was not willing to take on this case. But the ACP managed to convince him to get on board just for this one last time. Soon after agreeing to help, the Professor realized that for the first time in his life, he had met his match. As he dug deeper into the case, everything got dirtier, the stakes went higher, and nothing was what it seemed.

The LazyScoop Review:

One of the most commendable things about the book is it’s small size and large font. It feels great in hands and enjoyable to read. The narration and pace of the book is fantastic. This is how a thriller should be!
It begins with an accident by Neil and Radhika and how the victim Maher is found with PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. ACP Sargi finds out about this and comes to the conclusion that the killer is Kansa, the murderer who disappeared five years ago after murdering 40 Pregnant women. This is when Professor Black comes in the picture on ACP Saargi’s request to the department, to catch the murderer.
The characterization in this book is very strong, the character of Kansa, the mystery around him is well described in the narration. There are some great twists in the plot and every chapter plays with your mind. The Racy Pace and the plot keeps you glued and excited to know what’s going to happen next. I found the language to be lucid, there are some minor typos, but it can be ignored.
Writing thrillers is tough especially with a good suspense, and Author Prassant Kevin successfully does that.
This being the first of the Trilogy, I am now eagerly waiting for the next books.

Ratings:

Cover: 4.5/ 5 Stars

Plot 4/5 Stars

Narration: 4/5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Overall, I totally enjoyed reading this book. Once you start reading it, it’s difficult to put it down.

The lazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

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Harappa: Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai Book Review.

After hearing some great reviews about the book, I was super excited to finally read it. The blurb was interesting and cover very attractive, but did it stand up to my expectations? Read on to find out!

Blurb:

2017, Delhi – Vidyut’s dying ancestor summons him to Banaras. The old Brahmin chieftain of the Dev-Raakshasa Matth, or the God-Demon Clan, bears a chilling secret. Their bloodline carries an ancient curse that will plague mankind – towards its own violent extinction.

1700 BCE, Harappa – Harappa is a magnificent city on the banks of the mighty Saraswati river. The darkness of treachery, taantric exorcism and bloodshed unleashes itself on the last devta, paving the way for his devastating revenge…and the horrifying truth behind the fall of the glorious civilisation.

2017, Paris – The world’s most powerful religious institution is rattled. Europe’s dreaded crime lord meets a mysterious man in Paris. A lethal assassin boards a train, as Rome fears the worst. The prophesied devta has returned.

What connects Banaras, Harappa and Rome? What was the ancient curse and who was the last devta? What is the terrible secret behind the fall of the colossal Indus Valley? Read on as you travel through a saga of deceit and violence, gods and demons, love and ambition.

The LazyScoop Book Review:

The book begins with an introduction of various plots and characters and gives you bird’s eye view, which really helps you later to not get confused in the plot. The story begins at the death of the mighty Vivasvan Pujari! Vidyut Shastri, a young and successful entrepreneur gets summoned by his 108 year old grandfather- Dwarka Shastri. Europe’s most dangerous crime Lord gets a hand written note to kill an Aryan Boy. A dark force is being used against The last Devta- Vivasvan Pujari. What follows next is intensely gripping, adventurous, mesmerising journey of Betrayal, revelation of burried secrets, and violence!

The narration of the book is intensely captivating, each page offers adventure, suspense and thrills! The narration also has a mythological tone to it. There are two timelines- one of 2017, Banaras and one of 1700 BCE, Harappa, both of which are extremely entertaining. They are intertwined brilliantly. When one chapter ends with suspense, the other one reveals the suspense of another timeline!

The writer Vineet Bajpai, doesn’t waste time in describing unimportant things, it feels like he’s very focused in telling you about the characters and the story. There’s not even a single chapter which feels boring.

I observed that each chapter ends on a cliffhanger, it just makes you wonder-what’s going to happen next?

Though, its a fiction. It teaches a lot about Harappa and Hindu Dharma. The conversation between Damini and Purohit Ji I felt was enlightening.

Characterization is also perfect in this book, Vidyut, Vivasvan Pujari, Damini, Sanjana, etc are all strong characters. I was impressed how the author has potrayed the female characters strong and intelligent, especially Naina.

If we talk about the action scenes, it is also commendable how the author manages to write it. As writing an action scene is very difficult, as there’s a chance that it could get boring and repetitive. But Vineet Bajpai increases the intensity by describing the kallaripayutu abilities, braveness of Vidyut, Balwanta, etc that you look forward to their meeting with the villains.

Also, Manu and Ranga’s battle sequence is described amazingly! You feel as if you are watching them fight.

The climax of the book leaves you hungry, wanting to know more. It raises too many questions in your mind, which would get answered in the upcoming Book in this series- ‘Pralay- The Great Deluge.’

LazyScoop Verdict:

This is perhaps the only book this year, which made me hold my breath and read as if the story in the book is more real than my life. Harappa: Curse of the blood River is intensely gripping and deserves to be the Best Seller which it already is!

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 4.5/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4.5/ 5 Stars

TheLazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟

Harappa: Curse of the Blood River by Vineet Bajpai absolutely recommended by TheLazyScoop!

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The Unnamed Story By Aditi Nath Book Review.

The cover of the kindle book was extremely pretty. I was expecting a sweet and emotional story inside. What was the story all about? And why was it called the Unnamed Story? Read on the review to know!

Blurb:

SANJEEV- This is my story, my story of picking up my pen and inspiring people through my words. I just wonder, how could we miss simple things in life, though we aim and achieve all big things. This is my journey through all simple things, emotions and love, to find out what I really need and deserve.

ANJANI- This is my story, my story of love and dreams. I believe, love is the only thing that never ends, even when the whole world vanishes. I fell for someone, who was in true love with words. This is my journey of exploring love, more importantly myself.

SHIV AND MAHA : This is our story, our story of falling in love, each and every moment. A story of courage and determination, to fight, to live and fall in love, once again. We want our memories, past, present, everything to be filled only with happiness, nothing else.

What happens when these individual lines of different poems are wound together? Some stories never need a name, for, they can’t be defined nor named. Yet, they hold something in them.

Come and explore the story of these four lives, they have a lot to tell you.

The LazyScoop Book Review:

Some stories are written with so much conviction and heartfelt emotions that those emotions get transpired to the readers as well. The unnamed Story is one of such books. This is a story of Sanjeev, Anjani, Shiv and Maha. The whole story revolves around these characters. Sanjeev and Anjani are best friends, their friendship is blossoming when Ajnani realises that she’s in love with Sanjeev. But sanjeev has a bitter past and hates to be in love. Will he able to understand Anjani’s feelings? Shiv and Maha are the perfect couple who are helping Sanjeev and Anjani to write a beautiful manuscript for a novel. Some stories and some people are destined to teach us. What will happen when Shiv and Maha’s beautiful love story would take unpredictable turn? How will it effect Sanjeev and Anjani?

The narration is the highlight of this book! Aditi Nath writes the tale in first person perspective. It’s filled with metaphors beautifully described, sure to enchant you in the plot. It’s pretty evident that Author has woven each sentence carefully as if to craft it to perfection. e.g. “I felt like I was the Distant Mountain longing for the rays of sun, to overcome it’s chillness, long back.” The whole writing style was very reminiscent to Savi Sharma’s. The story though very simple, leaves you with more impact because of the enchanting narrative style of the author.

Also, The mesmerising poetries before each chapter were heart touching and added a sweet touch to the overall reading experience.

What I didn’t like:

I would’ve liked if the Climax would’ve been more elaborative about Sanjeev and Anjani’s equation. Though, the story ends on a heart touching point.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

The Unnamed story is a short read with deep messages hidden in it. It entertains and also leaves you feeling emotional because of its wonderful narration!

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Narration– 4.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟

The Unnamed Story by Aditi Nath absolutely recommended by TheLazyScoop if you like reading short emotional stories.

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PERCEPTION LIES IN THE EYES OF BEHOLDER.

Why is having an opinion of your own so important? Read this article by my friend Pooja Patani in which she will convince you in her own words, the importance of having your own unique perception.

Perception, it differs from person to person and that’s the beauty of it ! This piece is all about my perception that how forming your own opinions does make you a better version of your own-self , as we all know no one comes with a map to come out of the hurricane. To begin with I think everyone should have a self approach,
Because what will you prefer : Do you want to see yourself as people see you, or You want them to see you as you see yourself. Perception is all about what you think, it’s all about what is going on in your mind. Perception is nothing about show-off because if you feel good about yourself and none of other people around you is aware of this fact, will that make you feel less good about yourself? No. right? That’s why it’s as same as beauty, you need to admire that person who has sorted out all. And that’s why perception helps you to look at bigger picture. If you are not comfortable in your own skin, you are not going to be good for others. And your perception is the only thing that will even continue beyond your existence! And our God’s are the best example of perception. We haven’t seen them still we believe in their way of looking at things and follow their perception about what is good or bad. That’s why religion is all about the ideology and perception. This world works on perceptions.

So how do you form one? I don’t have a perfect answer for it but then I found that through reading books , observing more than what normal people do and mostly by patiently listening to others. This helps and only you could feel the difference because the goal is to feel good rather than to show it. So you can read as many books as you can and if you are still in your twenties it’s the best time for you. Read books, form a passion and do something worthy out of it and experience the change in yourself because it won’t help anyone else unless and until you experience the change.

“Having a series of thoughts and forming opinions out of it and being able to express them to others, is what I think we should all strive for. Because if you can listen and empathize and be able to understand others then chances are no one that matters to you will think you’re a jerk.”

And I do feel that this has nothing to do with you being introvert or extrovert, according to me this is just all overrated statements because if that would have been so important you would have seen people put them into their C.V’s or would have just added them to their business cards but none of people do that because those words have no power, they are not important in a bigger image. So form a perception about others or about things that are important to you by going beyond these powerless limits. Have a sense of empathy towards others or else judge them and be prepared to be judged. We should really feel lucky enough to see so many people out there who had their own perception, had their own beliefs and they tried their best to make prove their point but then not enough people are motivated by them and I cannot blame them either because they are explaining it to a wrong generation.

According to me we live in such a LAZY Generation I feel bad for the coming ones because they won’t see their ideals here because sorry we are already ‘busy and tired.’ We are tired of doing nothing. So it’s wrong to expect any sort of perception or science or opinions on reality from us because first of all we were not taught about it and second thing is this laziness is being pushed by us as a luxury. And sorry folks if my disapproval for this type of behavior made you little uncomfortable but still not sorry as I am sure no one is upto for any change in there. I am seriously glad that Thomas Edison was not brought up into such a generation otherwise he would have considered his invention just as some science project and if people would ask him about it, he would answer ” Naah ! I haven’t started it Bro !” And that would mean this generation in literal sense would have grown in darkness. Sighs !

And that’s why forming a opinion of our own, having a perception of our own self is very important. This brings a sense of confidence into you. It helps you to know yourself better. And that’s why reading helps, it helps you in forming your own imagination and when you have one, your outlook towards everything changes and that’s how I never get it why people say stuff like ‘I am alone’ or ‘I am lonely’ because if you had your own set of interesting thoughts you would never bring yourself in that position to think that bad about your ownself and that does mean you need a better set of perception for your own betterment. As we no longer live in a generation where our parents and grandparents have grown up because they knew how to talk to people because we don’t do that we just judge people on number of likes they get or the way they dress or the way they talk and the list goes on. We never let ourselves go beyond it and that’s exactly where we lack in basics of forming perception about our ownselves and things that should really matter to us.

We just confuse ourselves with matters that don’t matter and if you still continue doing, it would still not matter. That’s the fact.
And that’s where values and principles plays a important role. Our parents and family try to inculcate good values and principles into us since a young age and that’s how it helps in building our character. Some parents even try to force out the future of kids out of their predictions. But this often happens that while focusing too much on creating a better future they overlook the necessity of this set of values and thats how a firm perception is not formed at early stage and it takes years to form one and make a choice and build a foundation base out of it.
That’s why all this is matter of choice!
If you focus more on what you want rather that what you will get then you are surely going to succeed! That’s how the law of attraction works “you do good deeds, you attract good returns !”

And by end of this , you know the reason why you aren’t playing blue whale game then believe me you already have a good perception. 😉 And that’s how I believe that if you don’t have a plan but you are still ready to pull off your limits to go up there and enjoy the view, then you are already a step closer to what you desire for because we all know that
“sky is not the limit anymore”.
I hope so you are having a good perception day 🙂

Thank you,

Pooja Patani.

Pooja Patani is an LLB and she is about to give her CA final attempt too and apart from these she loves sketching and painting. She simply loves reading and also writing. This is her first non fiction writing piece for public reading.

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Wheels of Wish Book Review

Blurb:

Imprisonment of a couple in the Dwapar Yug and the creation of magnetism at Sun temple in Konark has a great deal of linkage to a missing boy in the 13th century carrying the mightiest power of the universe that transcends in time across generations leading to an alleged rape and murder accusation to the story’s protagonist, an investment banker Shashank Chaudhary in 2008 who flies from New York to Odisha to find himself trapped in an 800 years old enigma. A biological allegory that unfolds a historical and mythological mystery that counts back in time as far as the epic Mahabharata. One that surpasses time and the material world with its mathematical calculations within physical elements. Unexplainable evidences, puzzling data, conspiracy theories and unheard secrets intermingle with one another to create plots in the history of time that have been startling scientists and mythologists to date. It’s now in the court room that he must face his worst fears and probably the world’s greatest held secret, a rare phenomenon of a chromosomal defect, from an unexpected guest.

The LazyScoop Review:

The Book’s Size, cover and overall design look attractive. It’s small and compact size made it easy to hold and felt good in hands.

The Cover is beautiful with red and blue tint depicting an ancient temple, a wheel and the tag line- ‘A crime planned 800 years ago.’

I liked the narrative style of the Author. The language is lucid and flowy. The mythological mysterious touch to it enhanced its grasping power. The way the story intertwines different timelines and the thrilling situations which unfold, made the whole plot more and more interesting, it made me wonder what’s going to happen next constantly.

The character of Shashankh Chaudhary seemed well designed. His thoughts are well described, which makes the readers connect with him.

Overall, Wheels of Wish is a wonderful book about Historical Fiction. Since there are so less novels on Historical Fiction, this one stands out among usual Fiction.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 4/5 Stars

Narration: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 3.5/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Happy Reading.

Army Girl Steals Civilians Heart by Oscar Perriera Book Review

Blurb:

Amrita Datta is petite and pretty, with large light brown eyes. But she calls herself an Army Girl, because of her army background. Her father and his two brothers were army officers, inspired by an uncle who almost became army general when Jawaharlal Nehru was Prime Minister. Marrying army officers is a tradition in both her father and mother’s side of the family.

Oscar Pereira, macho and handsome, is a reporter in the Mumbai edition of Newstimes, India’s largest newspaper. He comes from a family of staunch Christians. Delhi-based Amrita joins Newstimes as a trainee in Mumbai, as part of her one-year training programme. Busy with chasing front page stories, Oscar barely notices Amrita. Then when she has just twenty days left to return to Delhi, she is assigned to accompany Oscar to report on the Ganapati immersion at Chowpatty beach. But, both pay little attention to the event, because they suddenly discover love, although they have little in common – socially, culturally and religiously.

Will Oscar’s parents accept a non-Christian? Will Amrita’s parents allow a civilian in the army clan?

The LazyScoop Review:

The title of the book really intrigued me as to what it’s going to be about. I started reading it and from the first chapter itself this book made me smile. The book had some kind of nostalgia, it was very reminiscent to old Bollywood movies. Innocent Characters, Lovely situations and Light humour in some places was enjoyable to read.
The story is simple, Oscar and Amrita being in the same Newspaper Company, fall for each other. Marriage is a difficult task though, both are from different religions. And so convincing the families is a challenge. Will they be successful in doing so? For the Answers, one will have to read the book.
The merit of this book is its simple but entertaining plot, narration is smooth, lucid and language used is simple. The writer has writen it in third person perspective. The pace of the book is really fast in some places, and feels quite dragged in some places. However, it still manages to keep the reader’s attention glued to it.This book in the end, gives you a wide smile. I enjoyed reading it.

Rating:

Cover: 3/ 5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Narration: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 3.5/ 5 Stars

The LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Army Girl Steals Civilians Heart Recommended by TheLazyScoop if you simple Romantic Stories!

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Happy Reading!

Nice Men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu Book Review

Blurb:

Bad ones get into the pants, whereas the good ones get friend-zoned.Bad ones have a blast and the good ones suffer.Bad boys take it all, while Nice Men Finish Last.Nandu pays an unfair price for being nice; he is dumped by his girlfriend.Depressed by the brutal break-up, he follows in the footsteps of his womanizer friend Sattu, who firmly believes that nothing good ever happens to a nice man.Duly brainwashed to shed his lovelorn avatar, along with the skin of the nice man, Nandu gets a character reboot. Things change rapidly, as he uses lies and all the unfair means to score girls. It works wonders for him till he realizes how powerful karma is. That makes him come out of this transitional filthy state, choosing to become a nice man again.That’s when he falls in love with Tanishq – a beautiful dentistry student.Will he be able to win her heart being a nice man or do nice men really always finish last?

What is it about?

Nice Men Finish Last is a story of Nandu, a nice guy who turns into a womanizer because of his friend sattu’s advices. But soon realises his mistake, and decides to become a nice man again like he was earlier. However, he falls in love with the most beautiful girl in the dentistry college, who is also his student named Tanishq. Will he be able to win her heart being a nice guy?

The LazyScoop Review:

Last men Finish Last is a completely enjoyable read. The subtle humourous tone the writing seemed very witty to me. The book somehow manages to make us smile or laugh even at the most serious situations, though you also get the essence of serious situations along with it.

E.g In the first chapter, Nandu is going through a serious break up. But there’s also a cricket commentary going on of live match on the radio and tv. The fusion of narration and commentary was very funny to read.

The initial chapters where more of Nandu’s friendship with his three friend, their chemistry and sattu’s obsession with girls is explored. It reminded me a lot of Hollywood movies like American Pie, 21 and Over, etc. The chapters give you same comic tone, some non-veg one liners and dialogues. Though without going overboard.

The book is filled with funny situations- eg. When Nandu enters Tanishq’s house for the first time, and has a tea made by her. A simple incident, but the writers funny way of narrating it makes it very entertaining to read.

Characterization is also good, Nandu being a Nice guy and a womanizer later, his mental frame is well described.

Sattu’s character adds flavour to the plot. Keshav and Shardul’s characters aren’t explored much, they get lost somewhere in the story.

Tanishq’s character is also very impressive, she’s head strong and a fun loving girl. She’s possessive and requires constant attention.

Madiha’s character was loveable. A perfect friend, grumpy but very helpful.

The second half of the book becomes slightly more serious and you get more emotionally connected to the story. The climax is fantastic, couldn’t have asked for a more satisfying end to this romantic comedy.

What I didn’t like?

I wanted to know more about Nandu’s equation with Tanishq’s father. I felt it was left without a proper conclusion.

The LazyScoop Verdict:

Overall, Nice Men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu is an entertaining read with good dose of humour, emotions and romance. If adopted into a movie script, It has the potential to be a blockbuster Bollywood movie.

Ratings:

Cover: 4/ 5 Stars

Plot: 3.5/ 5 Stars

Entertainment: 4/ 5 Stars

Narration: 4/ 5 Stars

Characterization: 4/ 5 Stars

Overall LazyScoop Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nice men Finish Last by Pravesh Vir Siddhu, absolutely recommended by TheLazyScoop!

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Happy Reading!