Search Results: "Sanjay Nambiar"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SUPER DUPER POWER PRINCESS HEROES by Sanjay Nambiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This well-intentioned offering is ultimately too poorly executed to successfully convey its message of female empowerment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This attempt at girl power goes very wrong. Read full book review >

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STILL THERE? by Sanjay Nambiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Good for niche markets only. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An old Zen Buddhist tale retold for tots. Read full book review >

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TRANSPLANTED MAN by Sanjay Nigam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A good read, with interesting and credible characters working their way through the chaos of modern hospital life."
A sort of curried Scrubs, in which physician/novelist Nigam (The Snake Charmer, 1998) takes us on Grand Rounds through a New York City hospital staffed largely by Indian expatriates. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2014

"A mix of inspiring and familiar advice about taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle."
A business-minded doctor prescribes a whirlwind of advice in his comprehensive debut guide to health and well-being. Read full book review >

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THE SOUND OF WATER by Sanjay Bahadur
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2009

"Long-listed for the 2007 Man Asian Prize, this revealing, moving and well-written debut offers a dramatic, engaging lens through which to view an endlessly complex country."
A former director at the Indian Ministry of Coal explores the effects of a mine collapse from three different perspectives: the coal miners, their families and the mine officials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRD SQUAD by V. Sanjay  Kumar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Kumar's (Virgin Gingelly, 2013, etc.) style, blunt but often by turns poetic and droll, is arresting even as his idiosyncratic plot roams far and wide, switching perspectives and pursuing twisty subplots with vigor. As unusual as it is compelling, this entry lays the groundwork for an entertaining series."
A melancholy cop's obsessions are just the tip of the iceberg as he leads a two-fisted team determined to clean up Mumbai's mean streets. Read full book review >

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IN DEFENSE OF THE REALM by Sanjay Deshpande
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2011

"Despite occasional action sequences and all the skin, readers will be yawning. (Graphic info-novel. 11-13)"
An info-comic wrapped in a sketchy, overloaded plotline, this historical tale chronicles a fictional clash between the ancient Indus Valley kingdoms and an invading army of Akkadians. Read full book review >

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THE SNAKE CHARMER by Sanjay Nigam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 1998

"A small gem of a story that entertains, moves—and, naturally, charms."
In a beautifully rendered but slight debut novel about the getting of wisdom, an Indian snake charmer struggles to find meaning after he impetuously destroys what he loves most. Read full book review >

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MERGER by Sanjay Sanghoee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2005

"And an end, thankfully, to this predictable tale."
A tepid, by-the-numbers thriller set in the world of Enron and WorldCom. Read full book review >

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MONDAY MORNINGS by Sanjay Gupta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2012

"Competent but no more—and, of course, one always wants something beyond mere competence from a surgeon."
Standard-issue medical procedural from CNN medical correspondent and surgeon Gupta (Cheating Death, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2009

"Well-informed and accessible, but incomplete."
In this followup to Chasing Life (2007), neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Gupta illustrates just how fuzzy the line between life and death can be, and explains what medicine and science are doing to blur it even further. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GANESHA'S SWEET TOOTH by Emily  Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A sugarcoated but hardly saccharine introduction to one Hindu myth. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Emphasizing Ganesha's playfulness, this story is a takeoff on one legend about the elephant-headed Hindu god. Read full book review >