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Friendship Love And Killer Escapades (FLAKE)

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Prakash Bharti: a shy, self-effacing, spiritually-inclined simpleton from Gangtok; Purvesh Shroff: a cocky, strapping young lad from Mumbai; Richa Malhotra: a sweet, vivacious girl from Bangalore; Anand Kumar Rajput: a mysterious, enigmatic personality from Jharkhand.

Friendship, Love and Killer Escapades (FLAKE) is a captivating story, primarily revolving around four prot
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Paperback, 1st, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2015 by PenPoint Publications
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Madhulika Liddle
Jul 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
Random sentences from this book:

However, he cognized the futility of proliferating his blood pressure ruminating anent him.

Prakash ejaculated a muffled wimp....

He dressed himself meteorically

... clasped her soft, creamy paw with his other mitt.

Prakash supersonically glanced towards his mobile.

He squashed the face of the green button and confabbed with her momentarily.

Befuddlement prevailed in his mind-palace.

He dressed himself dapperly and skedaddled to Shantana Bakery.

After devouring the succu
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Pankaj Giri
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hello! Yes, this is a review by the author himself. Whether an author should review his/her book oneself is debatable, but I proceeded nonetheless. Initially, I gave 4 stars to my own book, because there is always scope for improvement. However, one of my Goodreads friends commented on my review asking whether I didn't believe in my own work. I reflected on it and then decided to give 5 stars, because I certainly, wholeheartedly believe in my work. Yes, there are limitations. I might have overdo ...more
Merril Anil
snippets of college life

First of all a huge thanks to the author for contacting me and recommending this book to me and also showing a faith in my reviews. secondly i want to mention how much it breaks my heart to write this review since the author has been nothing but sweet and kind all through our interaction and i am probably going to rip his work with my review. I am afraid that the author would be sending ninjas anytime now ... so if for a prolonged time there is no reviews or activities
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Darshika Chettri
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Took me down memory lane. It basically includes every aspect of college life - Friends, Roommates, Crushes, Studies, and Relationships. I was smiling, crying, laughing, getting anxious and connecting with the characters on every page. Author deserves a pat on the back for awesome story building.
The language used is neither too simple, nor too extravagant. Author has played with words, arranging them beautifully. A talent, I think most of the authors lack now. It truly deserves to be called a cam
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Reetwika Banerjee
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars for 4 good things:-
1. Liked the concept of naming the novel - an abbreviation in title is very innovative.
2. Though co-authored, there is no discrepancy in any of the chapters or references made in diff chapters.
3. Language used is very simple and easy to understand.
4. Last but not least, the story revolves round a final yr project happenings and tyranny. An engineer reader can very well relate to the content. However, not sure how much will it attract the nontechies who have not under
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Rachna
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
What I think -

When I was asked to review the book FLAKE - Friendship, Love and Killer Escapades I was really excited. One because the title seemed interesting and second, it was co-authored by someone from Gantok, a place very close to my hometown. Pankaj sent me a pdf version of the book as soon as it was out in the market. This review frankly states what I feel about the book. I understand that the authors have worked hard on the novel and I hope that after reading they will not be disheartene
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Akshat Solanki
Jun 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
FLAKE is the story of Prakash, Purvesh, Aakash and Co, revolving around the four years college life in the city of Bengaluru. The story begins with the dream further on experiencing many adventures, escapades throughout the book. This book is a campus novel presenting you the ups and downs of college and hostel lives; hence reader should not expect much of stimulation but keep reading until the end. First thing first, the strongest point of the book is the language with which it is written. Cons ...more
Shalini Sharrma
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Okay, the book i read by a North - East writer for the first time was good enough as there were WOW moments as well as SIGH moments....
Let's begin with WOW moments first - the language , narration is good along with few paras in Italics that are quite amazing. The story surrounds out of IIT campus, in a simple college RIP ...which is good (am still laughing on that name) , It is precisely an honest a/c with less exaggeration which narrates amazing moments in college, the PJ's and jokes embedded
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Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
Sep 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: readers who love college stories
Recommended to Nikita by: Pankaj Giri
http://www.njkinnysblog.com/2015/09/b...

Rating: 3 out 5

Friendship Love And Killer Escapades by Pankaj Giri and Apoorv Wanikar is the story of four people so different in nature and yet connected by the college they all join to study Engineering. This story is their story full of their experiences in an Engineering college filled with struggles, first love and all the usual mix of action one goes through in college.

I liked the cover of the book that is catchy and attractive. The title is also int
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Komal Priyani
Jun 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Congratulations For your debut Book and Thanks For counting me in your "Reviewer List"

To begin with,The title and cover page is quite an eye-catcher,I simply loved the way Acronym was aptly used to enhance outlook of the book..

F.L.A.K.E = A Campus story which is a blend of "technicalities and emotions".. This story keeps revolving around the "Crazy Gang" of Prakash ,Purvesh,Anand,Aakash and others, who are pursuing engineering courses From R.I.P institute in a techno-city of Bangalore..The blu
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Kamal
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am not a good reader who is interested in passing my time reading books, however I do read few books maybe a book a year sort, that is filled with humour and anecdotes. This book "Friendship Love and Killer Escapades" was referred to by my friend who himself found it interesting and informed me that it would be a good time pass. I took this book while I was having my train journey and I would it not just a good read filled with humour but also it took me through my memory lines too.
The book ma
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Shalini Thakur
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Much of brilliant narration. overuse of words! haha. But the content is covered with the excellency in writing... loved the parts with inverted commas described with the overhovering poetic style. Despite the coolly obsessed college life as we experience..the author has collected that decency in his writing ;)
Purvesh and Richa seem mischievous while prakash gives out a real, sweet and too honest personality. book is rated with 5 stars for language :D and three stars for plot!! best wishes autho
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Shristy
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A nice book. Language is rich. Thou few words seemed blunt. Story line is an account of a complete college life. There is not a single plot but FLAKES from the life of the characters. It shows chunks of character's lives which keeps on shifting from ones life to another's.
Overall a nice book for those who want to relive college time. :-)

(I would have given a four stars if the blending of the events have been more smooth. 3.5/5 from me. )
Reezal Hemu
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This novel is enthusiastic as it reflects the life of college days. full of excitements, ragging love and mischief-rows conducts of student.
Girdhar Joshi
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
As the title suggests, FLAKE – Friendship Love and Killer Escapades by Pankaj Giri and Apoorv Wanikar is yet another tale of college life, friendships, love, and plethora of other incidences happened during a four year journey in the engineering college. The story revolves around three friends Prakash, Purvesh, and Tenzing (and many more, who appear later on the scene), who took admission in an engineering college aptly named, RIP College. The story is based on real life episodes that transpired ...more
Anamica
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaway-reads
FLAKE: Friendship Love And Killer Escapades, is a reminder of those memories. I am far-far away from an engineering background or any technical influence for that matter, but I believe such experiences occur in everyone's lives in one way or the other. Everyone has had a friend who betrays yet you remain friends till the end, the patient little heart-broker, the one in relationship, the one who is witty, and so on. That's a part of life to have such characters in our lives, matter of fact, in so ...more
Remesh R.
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Okay, first things first. A few pages into the novel, you'll realize what you are going to dislike about it: wrong word usage. The mix up of archaic and hi-fi words is undoubtedly a turn off.
This is the first campus novel that I am reading in my life. NO, I haven't read Chetan Bhagat. So I don't know any other book to compare it with. I liked this book. As an engineer myself, i could easily relate with all the characters, except Anand.
The rest of the characters can be found in all engineering co
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Shayam Hazarika
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
The debut novel of Pankaj and Apoorv takes us through the roller-coaster journey of few students studying in a private engineering college in Bangalore. I can gladly say the novel is quite a refreshing change from the already popular books in the same genre which concentrated mostly on the elite colleges of our country. The audience can expect a story which deals with simple emotions such love,friendship, anxiety, inferiority complex etc narrated in a brilliant way. Although this might sound com ...more
Gowtham Sidharth
Sep 10, 2015 rated it liked it
the story is basically about engineering students and their struggles in four years of engineering life. prakash and purvesh are the lead roles accompanied with many more like anand,akash,vipul,richa,abhimanyu etc.. (i lost count after certain period.). Richa, smiriti , revathi and another girl who looks like a model (sorry forgot her name) are the female leads and love interest of purvesh and prakash

ts a very good clean story, snapshots of life moments, author tired to give most of college life
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Arpita Giri
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a marvelous read! A modern masterpiece. This is how the top Indian writers should write. Impeccable language, exceptional narration, unique characters, hilarious at times too! Unlike most contemporary novels, the plot and ending are quite realistic. Readers will get a unique perspective of students belonging to ordinary engineering colleges rather than IIT/IIM/JNU.

Moreover, this is not an ordinary campus love story. The authors have put equal emphasis on various novel adventures, escapades
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 Book Reviews  & Promotion
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I got this book from the author in exchange for honest review.
As it is clear from the blurb, that this a story of friendship and love.
I liked the concept of the book.The plot is wel written.This is the story Prakash, Purvesh, Aakash and Co, revolving around the four years college life

I like some parts of the book,its very interesting to read. I was smiling, crying, laughing, getting anxious and connecting with the characters on every page.
However in some parts i think the author has used words
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Bandana
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nepali-writers
Personally, I might have liked this if I had not read Five Point Someone more than decade ago.
I felt that this book was just sequential order of events in one’s college life and bit of an overdose.
However, amidst all this I did laughed at Revathi’s response – replying to Prakash’s mail to focus on his career, Prakash and his dream (kitchen episode), getting into movie hall without ticket was refreshing (had not heard about it earlier).
I appreciate the effort by the authors will be biased to give
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Birendra Thapa
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
FLAKE is a wonderful short novel wherein the author lucidly and categorically tries to describe the experiences of friendship,love,escapades and other events which shape the life of the main protagonist,Prakash, who belongs to the land of Sikkim in India's Northeast, pursuing a career in engineering from RIP(Rest in peace) college of Engineering, as the author fondly refers to his college, situated in Bengaluru, Karnataka, South India.

I thoroughly enjoyed the novel.I wish him all the success in
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Khusboo
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
First of all, Congratulations!! A story all of us can relate to,got me nostalgic , reminded me of my engineering days . A very well written (awesome words used, well explained), well sequenced and plotted . It was indeed a very good read . Its hard to believe it is the debut novel. Well, according to me , it gives a head on collision to many good authors in the country. All the best . Would love to read more of your work.
Ameya Agrawal
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Congratulations for the debut book. Even though being a debut author the book engages the reader well. Hope to see more of your work soon.
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Pankaj Giri was born and brought up in Gangtok, Sikkim—a picturesque hill station in India. He began his writing career in 2015 by co-authoring a book—Friendship Love and Killer Escapades (FLAKE). Learning from experience and the constructive criticism that he got for his first book, he has now written a new novel—The Fragile Thread of Hope, a main
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