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Sanjana Parikh

Nicely written. However, I want more description of the gruesome killings because that's what would catch attention of readers like me. Make it sound like Aditya should in a way be afraid of what he's going to face rather than making him a perfect detective/inspector. It would look more realistic

Aug 28 '15
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The Legend of Devyani

Sanjana Parikh

The plot is interesting and the story is well written. It does seem a little superficial in certain places and sometimes the visualisation is difficult, but most of it is great effort! Good job

Aug 28 '15
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Varchaswi

Thanks a lot .... :) :) one has to get to the end of the book to view things in their true conyext.....but thanks a lot..... :)

Aug 28 '15
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Sanjana Parikh

There is definitely potential in your writing. I find it difficult to visualise the scenes, the imagery is not that great. I like how all the three chapters end but I wish Shivani was introduced a little earlier, it seemed like the story has been dragged till she came into the picture.

Aug 18 '14
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Raman Krishnan

I helped Shankar in the characterization sketches as well as imagery part...and thanks Shankar for acknowledging the same in the foreword...appreciate that and all the very best.

Aug 20 '14
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Raman Krishnan

Thanks Sanjana!!! Will work on the feedback given :-)

Aug 20 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

There is too much description in everything. The first paragraph in the first story itself has so many details that it did not keep my attention from the beginning. I had to drag myself to read more. Your writing has a lot of telling rather than showing and so it seems more like a diary entry. Also, there are some grammatical errors.

Aug 18 '14
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Aviral Singh

Thanks Sanjana for reviewing the story. I agree that the tone of narration turns to a diary while writing in first person, However, I am not sure of the grammatical errors you have pointed out.

Aug 18 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I don't really read mythological fantasy but I quite enjoyed this one. The beginning of the story is interesting, The story seems promising. However, there are some things I didn't like at all. For example, if its mythology, words such as 'really amazing' seem unreal. There are also quite a few cliches which are not working out for me. There is no great imagery, its difficult to visualise anything once Arpit leaves his home. There are some grammatical errors as well.

Aug 13 '14
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Pritesh Bhosale

Thanks for reading 'The Last Yogi' and writing this genuine review for it Sanjana.

Aug 13 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The beginning is good. Its a bit slow after the mid of the 1st chapter. I had to drag myself to keep reading. Your story seems to have potential and a little bit of editing could really take it a long way. I like how the third chapter ends though.

Jul 28 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Interesting start. I've never read mythological fantasy but i quite enjoyed this. There is not a lot of complicated writing and too much description which is good. However, the pace seems slow. Since you have categorised this as crime fiction as well, I did not feel so till the end of the book, even if its during the Mahabharata. According to the synopsis, this story is about finding a symbol that could lead the wife to her husband's killer but nowhere in these 3 chapters does it seem to advance towards that. I had to drag myself to keep reading by the end of the 2nd chapter.

Jul 28 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The beginning of the book is very good. It comes across as a simple and happy book. However, it is a little boring after the 1st chapter, the pace seems to slow down. I keep asking myself as a reader, where is it going? I expected some plot twist in this story. Good job though.

Jul 28 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

There is a lot of potential in the story, the beginning is extremely interesting. However, the pace is slow and I can't seem to visualise what you're trying to say. Also, there are absolutely NO quotation marks so I have no idea when the protagonist is talking to someone, thinking to himself or narrating to the readers. It's too confusing. I couldn't even finish the first chapter.

Jul 22 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The first two chapters on Julian and Dave's friendship seems stretched. As a reader, I couldn't feel the attachment of Julian towards Jaya, it almost seems unreal. If you would have started the book on how closely knit they are, and then shown her missing, it would have been more interesting. I couldn't visualise any of the characters either. I had to drag myself to read all the 3 chapters.

Jul 22 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The stories lack detail, they seem promising but needs to be worked on to make it gripping. All the stories need a spark! Everything seems general and too common. There are struggles and ups and downs but as a reader, I wasn't able to feel any of those struggles or any emotion the characters must be going through. It seemed like the stories had been written in a hurry. They do not live up to the scope your writing has. Nonetheless, good job!

Jul 15 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The beginning is interesting, catches the reader's attention. However, there is a lot of telling rather than showing, many cliches, and no imagery. A town so happening as New York has not been described at all for the readers. The ending of these three chapters is good, but I couldn't visualise anything in these three chapters, not even the characters.

Jul 07 '14
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Jul 02 '14
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Hetika Sanghani

Hey congrats!!! yes will definitely read it...

Jul 02 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I am a die-hard thriller fan and I have absolutely loved your story. It is fast pacing, catchy, descriptive and also gripping. Good job!

Jul 02 '14
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Hetika Sanghani

thanks for the recommendation...Lovedd the book!!

Jul 02 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Your writing is good and very strong and I really like the synopsis. It was the reason I decided to read this book. However, the pace is really slow and it did not keep my attention from the second chapter as much as it was in the first one. Proceed to a twist which would interest the readers.

Jun 25 '14
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Ravi Kumar

http://www.anon-i-am.blogspot.in/2013/06/revival-of-languid.html?m=1. The link to my blog where I post albeit sporadically

Jun 25 '14
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Ravi Kumar

I think my recent exploits are better at achieving their purpose.

Jun 25 '14
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Ravi Kumar

Agree with you on that, unstintingly. Had written this way back in 2010.

Jun 25 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I love reading thriller and I have absolutely loved your story. There is good description and fantastic imagery. There are some grammatical and tense errors and also there is some telling instead of showing in certain places but that can be improved with a little bit of editing. I love how all the chapters end. Some dialogues seem unreal because if the setting is a remote tribal village, then the habitants wouldn't say something like 'grandpa' or 'guys' or 'shit'. But otherwise, good job!

Jun 25 '14
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Krishnakumar

I'm happy my book had entertained you. . thanks for you review and your suggestions...

Jun 26 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I was very much interested to read the three chapters based on the synopsis and the beginning was quite interesting too. However, there is not much imagery. There is a lot of telling rather than showing and that is not what i would want as a reader. The story does not match up to the level of the synopsis.

Jun 24 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I could not finish the first story. The imagery is good but there are a lot of long sentences that did not keep my attention. Also, I felt that some scenes have been stretched more than necessary. The synopsis too is complicated.

Jun 24 '14
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Badrinath Nuggehalli

Hi Sanjana. Thanks for reviewing ... all feedback is welcome! Try the other stories ... they run in different moods.

Jun 28 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

There is a lot of potential in this story and I quite enjoyed it. However, there were some cliched conversations that didn't keep much of my attention. I wish there was one more event that Aradhita had predicted, something big and it would have been much more interesting for the readers to have the third chapter ended that way. But good job!

Jun 19 '14
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Harleen Vij

Thanks for the feedback Sanjana.

Jun 27 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I would've given this short story collection 4 stars but what stopped me is the pace. The first two stories were too slow even if they were fantastically written. I really enjoyed them otherwise. And because the pace was slow, I couldn't read the third one. It requires a bit of editing and cutting because your stories have a lot of potential.

Jun 19 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Loved all the three chapters. The imagery is great and your writing is very strong. The only thing that was lacking was description of Emma. I couldn't visualise her at all. But otherwise, I am a die hard fan of crime fiction and I have simply loved your story. Good job!

Jun 18 '14
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Daniel F Starr

Thank you Sanjana :)

Especially thanks for the feedback

Jun 18 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Loved the cover and the synopsis interested me. That was the reason I decided to read this book but I have to admit, I couldn't finish off the first chapter. The conversation doesn't seem to stop at all and few more pages down, I had no idea where it was going.

Jun 17 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Some of the dialogues seemed common, I was looking for something candid! All the three chapters ended well but the second chapter seemed to be stretched on for quite a bit. Cutting it down would help the pace of the story. From a reader's point of view, don't include conversations or descriptions if not needed. It would just complicate the readers and not keep them equally hooked. I love how the third chapter ends even when I know who it is, I was quite excited to read what happens next. Overall, I enjoyed it. A bit of editing would help it go a long way!

Jun 16 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The synopsis is interesting and that is what made me read the book. The beginning is catchy but few pages down, there seemed to be a lot of events happening. There was no proper description of characters and hence there was no imagery. The flashback complicated the story for me because I could not hold everything that was happening in the book by then. Sometimes, the dialogues were quite predictable. I did not know where the story was going once the flashback started.

Jun 16 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The beginning of the story seemed to be going on and on about Rajat and I couldn't get through the second chapter because I thought that it was too descriptive. I read the story because of the synopsis, it is very interesting. But the story does not match up to the same level of interest.

Jun 16 '14
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Oct 01 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

There were too many adjectives in the very first page which did not keep my attention. Also, there were some minor tense problems in the first chapter, and some cliched dialogues. However, it becomes extremely interesting and gripping few pages after the second chapter starts. The story ends on a very gripping part and I would love to read more of this! Good job

Jun 16 '14
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Ananya Garg

Thank you so much Sanjana :)
Yes, I used adjectives in the narration, but not many a times. The adjectives were used keeping in view the need of the moment. It just went with the flow.
Since you have pointed it out, I'll definetely look over it again. May be you are right. :)
And as far as minor tense issue is concerned, then yes, I too figured it out on three points, though later. I'll make edits once the book will be selected to get published.
In the midst, thank you so much for reviewing my story :) I hope you'll enjoy the rest of it, when published:)

Jun 16 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The beginning is very interesting but the grip was lost a few pages down. I like the writing style, its a good attempt. But got lost few times while reading the story. There is lack of imagery and descriptions. I wish there was more of that!

Jun 16 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Liked all the 3 stories especially the last one. Very gripping and good description in all the stories.

Jun 16 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I was a bit lost after reading 4-5 pages. I couldn't visualise anything and I had to pull myself to read more. I couldn't finish the second chapter. I have a question, was the first chapter supposed to come across to the reader like a fact sheet because to me, it seemed more like that rather than a novel? It would definitely work with the kind of storyline you have, but the latter chapters do not match the pace of the first one.

Jun 16 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Loved the first two stories especially the first one. The only thing that pulled me back from giving it 4 stars was the third story. It wasn't as exciting as the first two. Also, it was quite predictable. The imagery in the first two was great but was not the same for the third one.

Jun 16 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The story has a lot of cliches from the very beginning which did not keep my attention, but it becomes a bit more interesting in the latter part. As a reader, I'd like to read this story in more detail which is gripping and not such an informal language.

Jun 14 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Very good stories! Especially love the last one. I just got a bit lost in the first story but otherwise really like all three!

Jun 14 '14
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Ravi Krishnan

Please do recommend my book if you feel it worth. Thanks.

Jun 23 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I like the story. The pace is also good but the language is too simple and descriptions are not there. I cannot visualise any characters of the story. I read every bit of it but I had to pull myself through it.

Jun 14 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The story does not have a catchy beginning and it seems to be going on very slowly. I couldn't finish the second chapter. A lot of things have been stretched and that might be the culprit. However, the storyline is good and it has potential.

Jun 14 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

A very good beginning and an end. I love how all the chapters end. The synopsis itself is very catchy and great description of the places and people. As a die hard fan of crime fiction, I can say I would want to read more. Good job!

Jun 12 '14
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N. Murali

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book excerpt. Appreciate it.

Jun 30 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The beginning of the book is quite interesting. However, everything in the first chapter seems to be going on and on and on. The reason why I read this book is because of the synopsis, it's very interesting but I couldn't finish the first chapter. As a reader I would love to have details but I also don't want every aspect of Nikhil's life to be stretched. Only the part that ultimately would tie everything together at the end would be nice.

Jun 12 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

A very interesting start. The pace of the story is slow and one chapter down, I did not know where it was going. Description is very good and I can visualise the surroundings. However, I could not visualise any of the characters in the story, and I wish there were physical descriptions of at least the main ones, which would really help the story. There are few characters that are introduced in the middle but are then never mentioned in these 3 chapters. They could be introduced later in the story but then it just confuses the readers. I like how all the three chapters end. The story is interesting and a little bit of editing could help it come a very long way!

Jun 11 '14
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Akash Ahuja

Thank you for your detailed feedback, Sanjana. Much appreciated. The characters are all described for their appearances in later chapters. Perhaps it was the flow that made this choice for me. The feedback on the pace is really helpful. I will look to fix it.

Jun 11 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Too many short sentences in the first paragraph itself did not keep my attention. I cannot visualise the setting, that is where the characters are, I know nothing about how the wedding is, there is no description as to what is happening around Rohan and so I couldn't read more than a few pages. As a fan of romantic stories, I would love to read as the synopsis is interesting but more description of the surroundings and the characters would keep my attention in the story.

Jun 09 '14
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Ridhvig

OK. I do understand the point you are trying to make. Thanks for your feedback.

Jun 11 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The first two pages are extremely catchy and interesting. I like how you have started the story. The dialogues between Aarti and Abhay while talking on the phone seem cliched and I would love to read something unique. The message that Abhay sends her after she cuts his call is interesting and I would want to know more about that one. 2-3 pages after Dammi has been introduced to the readers, I got lost and was not equally hooked to keep reading more. The story seemed to be going slowly. But like I said, really loved the beginning and would definitely read more if the rest of the story followed in the same manner.

Jun 09 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The second and third chapters are quite interesting. The beginning of the second chapter is not very catchy though. A little bit of subtraction from the conversation of Dammi and Baijal, and a bit more tight and gripping, then it would be just fine! I like the casualty of the last two chapters.

Jun 12 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

Read the first story. A very interesting beginning and an even more interesting end. However, as a reader, the change in the tense made it difficult for me to keep track. One paragraph was in the past tense and the very next one was in the present tense. I would prefer to read it in the past tense but otherwise really enjoyed the story.

Jun 09 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

As far as the third story is concerned, I just love it. It is extremely interesting

Jun 10 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

I like how well the characters have been described in the second story. The imagery is fantastic but I wish there was less from Ahmed and Zoya's point of view as that reduced the pace of the story and made it extremely long to read. Other than that, I like it.

Jun 10 '14
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Nuzhat Aziz

Hey Sanjana.. Thanks for the read... Would like you to read the next two stories as well and give me your feedback...

Jun 09 '14
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