Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Snapshots by Shobha De

Book : Snapshots

Author : Shobha De

Published : 2006

Synopsis : Six old friends meet over lunch and one of them comes up with the idea of bringing old snap shots, lot of dark secrets are discovered and confessions made.The evil running behind the “smooth” lives of all these friends comes in front.

It is a bold and substantial book, the Author tries to strips off the covers of the high-class in Indian society. There is a lot of sex in the book but the fictitious aspect of the novel is not well formed. All in all, the book is good enough.

A vintage Treat : The Case of the Careless Kitten

Book : The Case of the Careless Kitten

Author : Erle Stanley Gardner

Published : 1942

Synopsis : Ten years ago, town banker Franklin Shore left all his money behind, disappeared, and was presumed to be dead. Now the word is that Franklin has returned, very much alive. The shock waves lead to the discovery of a carefully buried check-forging scheme -- and to murder. The logical suspect is Gerald Shore, Franklin's brother, who's long been shut out of what he'd considered his rightful share of Franklin's estate.When a key witness is pronounced missing, the police say it's Franklin Shore, vanished for the second time. Perry Mason has two clients to defend against serious criminal charges -- Gerald Shore, and his own secretary, Della Street...

What do I need to say about a Perry Mason series which has not been said before. This is a vintage, please sit back and enjoy with a good cup of coffee.A very good novel.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Free book of the week : Five Patients

Book : Five Patients

Author : Michael Crichton

Published : 1989

Synopsis : In this incisive, detailed survey of five patients, famous thriller author and doctor Michael Crichton explores the dramatic workings of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston's oldest and most prestigious.

This readable account covers not only the history of the hospital's place in society, but also the actual minute-to-minute functions of Mass General, where health professionals wage their daily battle against disease and death. Crichton's insightful look at the changes in medicine and surgery caused by technological strides of recent years makes for amazing reading.

Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell

Book : Black Notice

Author : Patricia Cornwell

Published : 1999

Synopsis : Dr Scarpetta and Marino find a body in a container arriving from Belgium.The body turns out to be of a member of one of the richest and oldest families of Paris. There is a rumour that this family has got a son with a rare disease is believed to have committed several murders.The postmortem of the found body is performed by the Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, she sets forth on a mission that could ruin her career and put her directly in harm's way and places her and those she holds dear at mortal risk.

The book kept my attention throughout but the ending was somewhat abrupt. This is probably one of the weakest of Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series books but it's still a decent story.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Today's Pick..The Amber Room

Book : The Amber Room

Author : Steve Berry

Published : 2003

Synopsis : The Amber Room is one of the greatest treasures ever made by man, When the Allies began the bombing of Germany in August 1944, the Room was hidden. And despite the best efforts of treasure hunters and art collectors from around the world, it has never been seen again. Now, two powerful men have set their best operatives loose in pursuit, and the hunt has begun once more. . . .

 A brilliant adventure and a scintillating tale of intrigue, deception, art, and murder.This was Steve Berry's debut novel and since then he has made quite a name in Historical thriller. It's a surefooted and confident novel and a good read.

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Last Templar : for fans of Da vinci Code

Book : The Last Templar

Author : Raymond Khoury

Published : 2005

Synopsis : Four masked horsemen, dressed as Templar Knights, storm into the Metropolitan Museum.Caught in the brutal mayhem, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in terror as the horsemen homes in on one piece in particular, a strange geared device and takes it away.
An  FBI investigation is launched and are joined by a Vatican envoy. The Horsemen’s dead bodies start turning up, ans Tess becomes more than a witness to the crime.Soon deadly forces battling to recover the lost secret of the Templars starts turning up. What follows is a deadly adventure involving  secret societies, FBI and The Vatican.

This one is in particular for fans of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code who are looking for another historical thriller. It's a mix of  historical fiction, suspense, romance, and wild religious speculation, The Last Templar grips and is a perfect summer read.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Today's Giveaway : The Rozabal Line

Book : The Rozabal Line

Author : Ashwin Sanghi

Published : 2007

Synopsis : Sanghvi resurrects a theory which states that Jesus travelled to India and spent his last days in Kashmir. In fact, Rozabal is believed to the resting place for Jesus and contains the grave where Jesus was buried. Vincent Clair , a priest who keeps getting visions of his past life sets out to India to find out the story of his past, along with his sister Martha. What happens next is a mixture of sub plots that involves a conspiracy theory hatched by  a terrorist organisation and mysterious organisations like Illuminati.

Sanghi's novel here is somewhat a Indianised version of The Da Vinci Code. You will find a lot of similarities between the two novels but it is still a very interesting read. The only problem with this novel is that it has too many sub-plots and keeps jumping from one era to another making it difficult for the reader to follow in between. Yet this fiction is definitely worth a read. A very good effort by an Indian Author.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Talisman : Free book of the week

Book : The Talisman

Author : Stephen King & Peter Straub

Published : 1984

Synopsis : Twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer embarks on an epic quest--a walk from the seacoast of New Hampshire to the California coast--to find the talisman that will save his dying mother's life. Jack's journey takes him into the Territories, a parallel medieval universe, where most people from his own universe have analogs called "twinners." The queen of the Territories, Jack's mother's twinner, is also dying.

King joined another master of the horror genre, Peter Straub, to create - a fantasy novel. Together they have created strong Characters and is well written but it is long and sags in the mid-section. It's not up there with most of King's or Straub's other works but enjoyable

Monday, 20 May 2013

The Lasko Tangent by Richard North Patterson

Book : The Lasko Tangent

Author: Richard North Patterson

Published :

Plot : William Lasko is a self-made millionaire who's got the ear of the president and a talent for using it to get what he wants. Now the Economic Crime Commission wants Lasko brought down - and the U.S. Attorney Paget is tapped to gather evidence to nail Lasko down.

Pattersons follow up novel on the character of Christopher Paget (Degree of guilt and Eyes of a Child ) are far superior novels than this one but it's a good read nonetheless. If you are going to read Degree of Guilt, I highly recommend that you read this one first. It is good read for the summer beach or an airline seat. Author Richard North Patterson writes well.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Avail this free book...SAIL

Book: Sail

Author : James Patterson & Howard Roughan

Published : 2008

Plot : Anne organizes a sailing vacation for her three children because she feels that the family is falling apart. Disaster happens and Anne's family are lost at sea, injured and dysfunctional. The accident is masterminded by someone close to them, the antagonist is revealed early on and the motive is never in doubt. All the tension and suspense in the book is found in Anne Dunne's fight for survival and the antagonist's race to cover his tracks.

James Patterson have produced another winning beach read guaranteed to keep the pages turning. It's fast paced and fun but lacks real substance or charm. Some of the characters growth is undefined but it will not stop you from turning the pages.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Claim this free book...Plum Island

Book : Plum Island

Author : Nelson Demille

Published : 1997

Plot : A suspense novel, one in the successful series of Chronicles of , NYPD homicide cop John Corey.A young couple who are biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare are shot dead and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of PLUM ISLAND....

I found the book adventurous and interesting. The key to the novel's sway is its boisterous plot and catchy, ironic voice of narrator.It's a smooth job from an author who knows what readers are looking for.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Q is for Quarry....add it to your collection

Book : Q is for Quarry

Author : Sue Grafton

Published: 2002

Plot: It is the seventeenth novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet" series of mystery novels.An unidentified white female decomposed body is discovered near a quarry and after months of investigation, the case remained unsolved. After eighteen years the two men who found the body, both nearing the end of careers in law enforcement, want one last go at the case and hire a private investigator.

This particular Novel is based up on somewhat a real life event. If you are Sue Grafton fan you will find that this particular work is different from her usual suspense and mystery but nonetheless very entertaining, The Novel picks up the pace in the second half and it is a great addition to her series of work.

Monday, 13 May 2013

A Novel Idea : Free Paper Books: The Killing Club...Free book of the week

A Novel Idea : Free Paper Books: The Killing Club...Free book of the week: Book : The Killing Club Author : Marcie Walsh with Michael Malone Published : 2005 Plot : Suspenseful novel crackling with murder...

The Killing Club...Free book of the week

Book : The Killing Club

Author : Marcie Walsh with Michael Malone

Published : 2005

Plot : Suspenseful novel crackling with murder, love, and betrayal.Amie Ferrara is a spunky, attractive detective engaged to Rod Wolenski, the Chief of Detectives and her boss, and still living with her retired cop father and spacey rock guitarist brother. When a dear old friend dies in a grotesque holiday accident, Jamie is pulled into a homicide investigation in her small New Jersey hometown, and reunited with the friends and secrets she left behind.At the funeral Pudge reminds Jamie that the death was mysteriously similar to the murder dreamed up a decade ago by their secret "killing club," formed when they were high school misfits.

A Novel Idea : Free Paper Books: Today's Giveaway....Small Betrayals By Shobha De

A Novel Idea : Free Paper Books: Today's Giveaway....Small Betrayals By Shobha De: Book : Small Betrayals (Fiction) Author : Shobha De Published : 1995 Plot : A collection of Short stories focusing on the life st...

Today's Giveaway....Small Betrayals By Shobha De

Book : Small Betrayals (Fiction)
Author : Shobha De
Published : 1995
Plot : A collection of Short stories focusing on the life style of a married couple and the emotional stress associated with them.One of the better books of Shobha De

Sunday, 12 May 2013

An Addicted Book Reader: Guest Post with Author Cornelia Amiri + Contest

An Addicted Book Reader: Guest Post with Author Cornelia Amiri + Contest

A Wandering Mind: Of Books and The Sunday Book Club

A Wandering Mind: Of Books and The Sunday Book Club

A Novel Idea : Free Paper Books: The Footprints of God by Greg Iles

A Novel Idea : Free Paper Books: The Footprints of God by Greg Iles: Book : The Footprints Of God Authour : Greg Iles Published : 2007 Plot : Dr. David Tennant, Project Trinity's ethicist, harbors...

The Footprints of God by Greg Iles

Book : The Footprints Of God
Authour : Greg Iles
Published : 2007
Plot : Dr. David Tennant, Project Trinity's ethicist, harbors a lethal secret: he knows who murdered a fellow scientist. Fleeing for his life alongside psychiatrist Rachel Weiss, the only hope for survival lies in revealing the shocking connection between Trinity's apocalyptic power and David's tortured mind.

Again a good read, a futuristic novel probing the terrifying possibility that the next phase of human evolution may not be human at all.
Leave your comments in the post if u wanna grab this one. 
Book: Innocent Blood (Fiction)
Author : P.D.James
Published : 1980
Plot: Philippa Palfrey, finds out that her father and mother are actually her adoptive parents.Upon learning of her biological parents she conducts a rudimentary investigation and discovers the truth of a crime committed by them when she was 8 and a plot unfolds

Nothing needs to be said about a P.D. James novel, this book is a good English detective thriller as any. A must read on a rainy day with a cup of warm coffee in your hand. Don't nee d to remind you that it's free...just post a comment with your email and i will get back to you

Airframe by Michael Crichton ..up for grabs

Book : Airframe (Fiction)
Author : Michael Crichton
Published: 1996
Plot :Casey Singleton, a quality assurance vice-president at the fictional aerospace manufacturer Norton Aircraft, as she investigates an accident aboard a Norton-manufactured airliner that leaves 3 passengers dead and 56 injured.

It's a decent read but nothing as spectacular as Crichton's most novels, you can give it a go if you have some leisure time at hand. One of the very few Crichton's book which were not adapted to a Movie.

Let me know if anyone wants to grab this one... as I said it's free but you will have to pay for the postage or have to get arranged to be picked up. 

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Hello Fellow Readers
Ever felt that your house is overflowing with books you have read and somewhere down the lane you have run out of places to store them. As an avid reader my book collection keeps growing up and somehow i cant find any more place to keep them, barring some books and some collectibles. I would rather see these books in some other book lovers hand than to let them rot in one corner of the house where eventually it will become Moth feed.
The whole purpose of this blog is to give away free books which i cannot respectably store any more to someone who would like to have it. In return you could also do the same by posting on this Blog but it is not a compulsion. I will be posting books with their review (old & new) and all you have to do is just email me and i will send it to you FREE of any charge. The only catch being that you will have to bear for the postage charges or you can collect it yourself. If there are more that one takers for the book, I will fairly decide to give it to anyone of you.Just want to let you know that as I am based In Delhi, this is where all the books will be shipped from and all these books are used (I have read them so I cant claim them to be new).
Any Ideas and suggestion to improve this Forum are more than welcome. To start with I will be posting a few books within a couple of days
Happy Reading