- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Hachette India Local; new edition (15 August 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 935009553X
- ISBN-13: 978-9350095539
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,30,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ghost Hunters Of Kurseong Paperback – 15 Aug 2013
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About the Author
Shweta Taneja is a fantasy storyteller who loves to pry into the peculiar and the odd, particularly if it has something to do with ghosts and other things that lurk in the dark. She has written a children's book called the Ghost Hunters of Kurseong published by Hachette India and two graphic novels, Krishna, Defender of Dharma published by Campfire Graphic Novels and The Skull Rosary by Holy Cow Entertainment. She is presently working on a detective fantasy for slightly older readers. When she's not talking to spirits or plants, you will find her sipping Makaibari tea at her Bangalore home.
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“Even though, the story moves at a clipping pace, the author, still manages to gently squeeze in some important messages – namely, not to be carried away by superstition, and more important the dangers of gambling and how addicting it could become.” – YoungIndiaBooks.com
“A crisp, mysterious tale, the novel unravels a web of mystery, deceit, hoaxes and supernatural events.” – Business Standard
“A breezy mystery that should appeal to its target audience.” – The New Indian Express
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When Kartik's mother decides to move to the quaint town of Kurseong from the bustling city of Mumbai, he rebels. As any kid, he is worried about leaving behind everything familiar to move to a new place that is pole opposite to what he is used to. His main concern is if there is internet facility in Kurseong and what are the entertainment facilities there. Little does he know that an adventure is awaiting his arrival. Even before they enter the town, they are accosted by a scared man on the road. As they give him a lift to the town, Kartik's adventure begins to unfold.
Having grown up in Kurseong where internet came in when I cleared my first board exam (and even then it was slow as a snail and as expensive as Rs.60 per hour) and only moving back to my home town after graduating college, I realised the difference between the life that I had led and the lives of my peers in the city. To tell the truth, I have never even held an xbox in my hand and cable tv was a luxury that I enjoyed during my vacations at home - I was glad that I had led a carefree life of outdoor sports & the beauty of nature for company for recreation instead of being cooped up inside with various gadgets and number of private tutors. So the moment the book starts with Kartik's insecurities about what he was leaving behind, I could connect with him.
Kartik, Opus and Tashi takes us on an adventure that will not fail to remind you of the Famous Five. The open minded and curious kids take on a journey that only they can take because of their curious nature and the clean slate that their mind is without the preconceived notions that the adults have. Nothing they do will make you think that how can a kid do that and their brave stint will have your cheer for them. The setting being the beautiful town that Kurseong is, it will draw you in with the lure that pure natural beauty holds can provide us. The author has managed to capture it quiet well if not completely. Keeping in mind that this book is targeted towards the younger mind, her language is just perfect. However, I had this odd feeling that something was missing and it could be the flow in the story that had a certain off-beat feel.