Book Review- The Speaking Ghost by Priyonkar Dasgupta

Book Name- The Speaking Ghost of Rajpur 
Author- Priyonkar Dasgupta
ISBN- 978-81-930991-0-0
Pages- 304
Price- 300


It is the early 1990’s – the ‘picturesque’ small-town of Rajpur is in ‘full summer bloom’ and there is a definite sense of mystery in the air. Amidst its scenic setting each year a group of boy band together to spend their summer vacations – going cycling to far-off forests, sharing books, discussing everything under the sky and ogling at girls… But as youth would have it, their curious minds are more inclined to seek adventure and (hopefully!) uncover some mysterious affair. However, unlike their previous vain attempts, this time certain unusual events and the sudden appearance of a curious case of a ghost in their midst seem to hold the promise of some real adventure. In the pages of The Speaking Ghost of Rajpur rest assured that you will soon be whisked off and plunged into a headlong journey of adventure and romance of your own – on a path of discovery of friendship and brotherhood, of life and love – and, who knows, you might even encounter the Speaking Ghost itself!



The Speaking Ghost of Rajpur is penned down by Priyonkar Dasgupta where the author serves us tale of friendship, childhood, courage and the magic of adventure & innocence. This book takes you on a journey to your own childhood, those little adventures that seemed gigantic and those beautiful moments with cousins and friends. You can relate to almost any character, and feel the real joy of reliving those moments.

Book Title and Cover- I loved the cover of this book. It’s appropriate with the content and also catches the attention of readers. Book Title is appropriate with the story. Blurb is short and interesting.

Language and Narration- Language of this book is simple and easily understandable, even naive readers will find this book easy to read. Narrative style of author is decent and fruitful. Story flows beautifully with the amazing narration.

Storyline and Plot- Plot of this is strong and makes us nostalgic about the series of  adventures given in the book. I loved the flow of story. The adventures and mystery mentioned in this book keeps readers glued with the book. Every scene is described beautifully which makes this book more interesting.

Book Title and Cover- 4/5
Language and Narration- 3.5/5
Storyline and Plot- 4/5

Final Rating- 3.8/5

Overall this book is for us all who want to experience childhood days once again.

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This book was given to Kalamos Literary Services by Naaz Farah



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