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Sikkim in my Love Story by Narsing Nirzat – Book Review

Sikkim in My Love Story book review

Book – Sikkim in my Love Story
Author – Narsing Nirzat
Publisher – Notion Press
First Published – 2018
Pages – 325
Suitable read for – those who want to understand the beauty of Sikkim from outside and get inspired to visit this place

Well, this book – Sikkim in my Love Story, is a beautiful collection of short stories, 9 in numbers to be precise. This wonderful collection of picturesque

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Indicting Goliath by Lal Bhatia – Book Review

Lal Bhatia Indicting Goliath review

Book – Indicting Goliath
Author – Lal Bhatia
Publisher – Notion Press
First Published – 2018
Pages – 286
Ideal for – those who want to read the real-life and ongoing sagas of true heroes – in this case, Lal Bhatia for he exposed the corruption and collusion single-handedly

Before you read this book, let me warn you that if you are too casual a reader that you don’t care for

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A Dowryless Wedding – book review

A Dowryless Wedding book review

Book – A Dowryless Wedding
Author – Merlin Franco
Publisher – authors UPFRONT
First Published – 2018
Ideal for – Casual readers, occasional readers, regular readers as well

A Dowryless Wedding is a very alarming book (alarming in the sense very high at amusement, very pungent in satire and very sharp in observation aka realism) written by a debutant named Merlin Franco. An NRI, originally from the Southern body of India,

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Geography Through Maps by K. Siddhartha – a must have for IAS GS – review

Geography Through Maps review

Book – Geography Through Maps
Author – K. Siddhartha
Publisher – Kitab Mahal
First Published – 2001
Ideal for – UPSC, State PCs, other competitive examinations

Students who are preparing for various competitive examinations must come across the papers which demands a wide knowledge of various aspects of India – sociological, historical, political and also geographical. All other aspects can be dealt with by following and studying good books available in the

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Kohinoor in you: adventure of a modern writer – review

Kohinoor in You adventure of a modern writer review

Book: Kohinoor in you: adventure of a modern writer
Author: Mukesh Kumar Shahi
Publisher: Evincepub, 2018
Review by: Active Reader, Ravi
Starter: You will find it engaging, inclusive and something which is fresh…


Kohinoor in You is a motivational book by author Mukesh Kumar Shahi. This book has been written in a totally different style and so, it does not resemble any other motivational books written before. Yes, if a far resemblance I

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American Maharajah

American Maharajah active reader review

Title: American Maharajah
Author: Mark Stephen Levy
Review by: Active Reader (Ravi)
Published: 2018, White Falcon Publishing
Rating: 3.7/5 stars
One-line-thought: More a literary fiction than a contemporary one

American Maharajah was the fourth book that I finished in the month of April 2018. While other books were too fast and somewhat abrupt, except the Anita Krishan’s Despite Stolen Dreams that I reviewed recently, American Maharajah was one sober and serious

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Despite Stolen Dreams

Despite Stolen Dreams Active Reader Review

Title: Despite Stolen Dreams
Author: Anita Krishan
Review by: Active Reader (Ravi)
Published: 2017, FingerPrint Publishers
Rating: 4/5 stars
One-line-thought: A contemporary classic, constructive fiction without a doubt


Hi friends! Hope you are having a good start to your week as I am writing this review in the midnight of Monday (academically, 1 AM on Tuesday). Sometimes, there is more in a fiction than mere fiction and Anita Krishan’s novel Despite Stolen

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The Guide

The Guide Book Review active reader

Book Title: The Guide
Author: R. K. Narayan
Review by: Active Reader
First Published: 1958
Edition Read: Indian Thought, 2011
Rating: 4/5 stars
One-line-thought: A novel which takes the eloping romance into a philosophical abyss


Hello, friends and readers of Active Reader book review blog! We are here with our very first review. We are going to review the classic Indian novel, The Guide, by R. K. Narayan. Certainly

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Fiction, Semi-fiction and Non-fiction – when to read what?

What kind of books do you like_FictionNon-fictionSemi-fiction

Have you ever come across a genre which might be called a semi-fiction? You might not; we have. We have come across several books which claim to be non-fictional titles but are, in fact, semi-fictitious books propagating certain fiction mixed with certain realism. That’s the genre we call semi-fiction. And believe it, that is the genre which will, sometimes, boggle your head!

Fiction and non-fiction are something we all know. We know how does a fiction

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We are live!


Dear readers, a very pleasant welcome to all of you who have entered our website for the very early visits! We are live and we will be making things really great here. Active Reader is a team of awesome readers who use most of their time reading quality books and then spend their rest of the time writing about the books they read. So, our business is reading and writing!

More than that, we also

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