Columbina 3.5/5: A very huge story squeezed into less than 80 pages. Amazing twist towards the end. Great writing style, great characterizations. Great topic for a fresher. Bold move. -ves: Research, clarity, the way climax was dealt with
Frozen Summer 4.5/5: A very simple story, regular characters and situations but brilliant screenplay (if that’s what it still is called), amazing narration, chilling suspense. Climax – one of the best I read so far! -ves: someone mentioned already in these reviews. Mysterios calls could have been better, more details on characters Overall 4/5 (Obviously!) : A must read in Thrillers. Don’t ignore if you don’t read Indian books. Read this one. Doesn’t feel very Indian. Mature writing, stunning narrations and THRILLER – it sure is. Funny part is people who will like frozen summer will not like books like columbina and vice versa. But these authors nailed that part. There is no question of not liking this book. You may feel it could have been better but you’ll enjoy for sure. Paisa wasool. If the authors communicated wihle writing, job well done. If they didn’t, they just got very very lucky by clubbing these 2 extremely different concepts into 1. It’s a roller coaster.
Overall –ves: Not sure why these 2 were made short. But both deserve to be proper detailed novels. Both could have done a lot better as individual novels.
P.S: I liked how someone mentioned that he's not related to the book crew. Neither am I, if that helps. Thank you, Preeti for sharing the book. wouldnt have known if not.