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Rage of the Maggots
Genre: Medical Drama/ Short Stories
3 lives. 3 moods. 3 tales plucked from the medical world.
Brutal. Bitter. Sunny. Funny. Murky. Macabre.

BLOOD: Safely cocooned within her white apron, Dr. Pankhudi often soars into giddy flights of fantasy. When the ultra-gorgeous Taj walks into her Blood Bank, she envisions him captive to her charms. For Taj however, th
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Mihir Patel
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis:
Genre: Medical Drama/ Short Stories/Psychological Thriller
3 lives. 3 moods. 3 unusual glimpses into the unexplored world behind the stethoscope.
Brutal. Bitter. Sunny. Funny. Murky. Macabre.

BLOOD: Snug within her apron, Dr. Pankhudi often soars into exotic fantasies. When Taj walks in to donate blood, she yearns to captivate this gorgeous creature. For Taj however, every encounter is an opportunity and his noble deed – a vicious need. How long before predator becomes prey in this power g
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Zoe's Human
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This collection only has three shorts, but they are three powerful shorts. The first tale is a grim story of trauma and revenge. The middle story speaks beautifully of the human longing to feel valued. The last is a poignant tale of conflict, misunderstanding, and the loss of a life never lived.

I was blown away. The author shows a clear understanding of the human heart and soul. It was a pleasure to read such fully developed and real characters.

I received a complimentary copy of this book via a
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Jyoti Arora
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rage of Maggots is a collection of three Medical thrillers. Being written by a doctor, it is not surprising that all these three stories features doctors and patients. But don't think these three stories are sad tales of patients and diseases. Far from it. All three stories are social satires. From trouble in Kashmir to injustice of caste quotas, the author has touched upon several problems through her stories. Although the three stories are very different from each other, they all show people a ...more
Arpan Ghosh
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The cover is very attractive that it can attract readers. In the cover, there's a human head's skeleton and a branch of three roses and the manface skeleton holding the the branch of flowers by his teeth. The cover is so colorful. I appreciate the thought of cover designer.
The title is also nice one. There must be a creative mind behind this title and it might take a lot of time to decide this title, so meaningful one.
Author has done a great job by creating this book. I like the way how she has
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Ashwini
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book. I think the epilogue gives you the hint of what is inside the book for you. All the stories show how with power you get the responsibility and how it causes undue chaos if it goes on to your head and All the stories show how people react when they have the power to make or break someone’s life. Expecting more books in future from Dr SweetyShinde. Although I just feel the story narration couldn’t do justice with the characters as they had to potential to narrate and express a l ...more
RustyJ
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
How very refreshing to read medical fiction that is NOT sympathy-evoking or soppy romance or the usual thriller. Rage of Maggots is a collection of three short stories, linked to the medical world. Needless to say, they revolve around doctor and patient. The author tells us that in every encounter between a doctor and patient, there are stories; not one but many. Of course, the encounter creates a story of its own, but have you wondered about the stories behind the stethoscope? Those in front of ...more
Maniparna Sengupta majumder
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
While reviewing Dr Sweety’s debut novel, Arjun: Without A Doubt, I was enthralled by her manner of story-telling. With her unique style, she presented the well-known story of The Mahabharata while showing a predilection for the protagonist here, the third Pandava, Arjun. However, she completely has deviated from the epic storyline in her new publication, Rage of the Maggots, which falls in the genre of medical drama.

The book has three short stories, each has completely different characters and b
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Gnanendra Reddy D
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rage of the Maggots is a collection of 3 stories .. The first story is about the murky and sad state of affairs of people of Kashmir / border...it opens to the brutal and hidden truths which take place in the name of nations security .. But the story ends abruptly with many questions left unanswered.. It's a bit dragged and is the only minus I found in this book.. Coming to the next two stories which I feel are the soul of this book and which makes u remember this book for a while and to which u ...more
Ruchi
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Title of the Book : The Race of Maggots
Author : Dr Sweety Shinde.
Even before this book had been out, I had been waiting for its release. The reason for it is the author, Dr Sweety Shinde, who has been a mentor for me not only in pathology but also in my journey as a blogger. I had always in awe of her, right from the time I entered medical college as a postgraduate. After I had read her first book - Arjun without a doubt, I would read everything she penned. I was waiting for this one because I ...more
Talks Him
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rage of Maggots. Dr. Sweety Shinde
I was in trance by the time I finished the three stories. The much awaited second book of Dr Sweety Shindey blew me off my feet. Her first one Arjun proved her writing skills without doubt. But this book would definitely place her in an enviable position among her peers.Frankly speaking I was scared of reading medical drama of this kind but I was tempted to venture myself into this new genre and I am elated I did so. The journey through out was a memorable exper
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Mahesh Nair
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading a book by someone who’s a medical doctor and whose stories weave around hospitals, one might believe that there’d be medical terms aplenty, taking the narrative away from the plot. Incredibly, the medical language is craftily integrated into narration, giving plot lines and character arcs enough space to develop.

"Blood" has two plots spanning different periods, with effortless transitions between them. The fast-paced action in Kashmir coloring the religious divide intersperses with Dr. P
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Jignesh
May 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Synopsis:
Genre: Medical Drama/ Short Stories/Psychological Thriller
3 lives. 3 moods. 3 unusual glimpses into the unexplored world behind the stethoscope.
Brutal. Bitter. Sunny. Funny. Murky. Macabre.
BLOOD: Snug within her apron, Dr. Pankhudi often soars into exotic fantasies. When Taj walks in to donate blood, she yearns to captivate this gorgeous creature. For Taj however, every encounter is an opportunity and his noble deed – a vicious need. How long before predator becomes prey in this power g
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Warhol Publishing Reviews
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Despite the grinning skull on the book’s cover, “Rage of the Maggots” is not a collection of epic horror, but rather an in-depth look at the darkness of the human ego. Like a highly-skilled literary spider, Dr. Sweety Shinde weaves thought-provoking and captivating tales, pinning readers to the page.

The first story, “Blood,” is not penned in the standard beginning-middle-end fashion. Indeed, the degree to which it springs back and forth in time is a manner of writing which not all authors are c
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Sujit Srinivasan
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Plot

Rage of Maggots is a collection of three Medical Dramas. It has a bunch full of peculiar characters in the medical arena may it be a doctor or patient. Mostly described with happenings in the medical world which people are aware of but still doesn't purely believe in. The story brings to the limelight on the official misconduct which happens in the medical world. The storyline contains sad, funny and psycho moments throughout the book which makes it a complete package for a story-line.



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Vrushabh
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis:
Genre: Medical Drama/ Short Stories/Psychological Thriller
3 lives. 3 moods. 3 unusual glimpses into the unexplored world behind the stethoscope.
Brutal. Bitter. Sunny. Funny. Murky. Macabre.
BLOOD: Snug within her apron, Dr. Pankhudi often soars into exotic fantasies. When Taj walks in to donate blood, she yearns to captivate this gorgeous creature. For Taj however, every encounter is an opportunity and his noble deed – a vicious need. How long before predator becomes prey in this power g
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Dhruvesh Mehta
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Superb strong women characters like Dr.Jui who was brave enough to go back on the same stage where is was humiliated, like Dhondu’s wife and daughter_in_law who took the decision of surrogacy and Shabnam who had the guts to come back to Taj after being kidnapped and leave when it was time. Such type books that show the courage of women should be written more. women power is something that nobody has the guts to write about but this book shows the power of women empowerment and the character incl ...more
Shah
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis:
Genre: Medical Drama/ Short Stories/Psychological Thriller
3 lives. 3 moods. 3 unusual glimpses into the unexplored world behind the stethoscope.
Brutal. Bitter. Sunny. Funny. Murky. Macabre.
BLOOD: Snug within her apron, Dr. Pankhudi often soars into exotic fantasies. When Taj walks in to donate blood, she yearns to captivate this gorgeous creature. For Taj however, every encounter is an opportunity and his noble deed – a vicious need. How long before predator becomes prey in this power g
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Jaydev Shiroya
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis:
Genre: Medical Drama/ Short Stories/Psychological Thriller
3 lives. 3 moods. 3 unusual glimpses into the unexplored world behind the stethoscope.
Brutal. Bitter. Sunny. Funny. Murky. Macabre.
BLOOD: Snug within her apron, Dr. Pankhudi often soars into exotic fantasies. When Taj walks in to donate blood, she yearns to captivate this gorgeous creature. For Taj however, every encounter is an opportunity and his noble deed – a vicious need. How long before predator becomes prey in this power g
...more
Chirag
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis:
Genre: Medical Drama/ Short Stories/Psychological Thriller
3 lives. 3 moods. 3 unusual glimpses into the unexplored world behind the stethoscope.
Brutal. Bitter. Sunny. Funny. Murky. Macabre.
BLOOD: Snug within her apron, Dr. Pankhudi often soars into exotic fantasies. When Taj walks in to donate blood, she yearns to captivate this gorgeous creature. For Taj however, every encounter is an opportunity and his noble deed – a vicious need. How long before predator becomes prey in this power g
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Kiran Chauhan
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Superb strong women characters like Dr.Jui who was brave enough to go back on the same stage where is was humiliated, like Dhondu’s wife and daughter_in_law who took the decision of surrogacy and Shabnam who had the guts to come back to Taj after being kidnapped and leave when it was time. Such type books that show the courage of women should be written more. women power is something that nobody has the guts to write about but this book shows the power of women empowerment and the character incl ...more
John  Trident
Apr 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Rage of the maggots
Cover seems ok but it could have been improved. Title is interesting though I felt it is too centrally revolved. The book is basically a psycho thriller and it revolves around medical science. Theme centralises around brutal funny moments, some sad moments and there's no doubt lots of violence involved, though it has its own bittersweet as well as there are lots hilarious moments which has a bit of sense of humour and a feather to the cap.
The book is divided into three storie
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Sanjay Solanki
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rage of the Maggots. Maggots are small worms that are generally not harmful even if we get near them or hold them with our naked hands. But if they find a wound and make a way into our flesh, then they will surely cause infection and further more trouble. Similarly, most average class people are not harmful to anyone in anyway. They work hard to earn and live a simple life. But when they become the pawns in politics played by the powerful people, they get angry and themselves join the same game ...more
Bharti Patel
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Stories from the other side of the stethoscope. From every story, we can get an idea of what would be happening behind the scenes in a hospital or a doctor’s life. I was able to clearly imagine a scene of a blood donation room in a hospital where other people are waiting outside and the doctor is in conversation with her handsome patient. How well-known doctors fight for a right to write an article on a rare disease. And how life is in a medical college. As a commerce student,I could actually pe ...more
Hinal Patel
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Superb strong women characters like Dr.Jui who was brave enough to go back on the same stage where she was humiliated, Dhondu’s wife and daughter-in-law who took the decision of surrogacy and Shabnam who had the guts to come back to Taj after being kidnapped and leave when it was time. Such type books that show the courage of women should be written more.Women power is something that nobody has the guts to write about but this book shows the power of women empowerment and the character included ...more
Rakesh Kiri
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fresh and a thrilling read. But can someone please tell me what happened to many characters of the stories like Dr.Pankhudi, Shabnam, Dhondu and Dr Vic? All the stories of these characters are left incomplete or is the author planning to launch a second part to this book! Although incomplete, these stories have left me wanting more from the writer. As a doctor myself I never thought doctors have the superpower to create stories as well, i think senior here just has inspired me to write as well ...more
Anish Arora
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rage of the Maggots is a lovely read showing how powerful people use poor and kind people for their own selfish needs. This in turn sometimes makes the poor heartless and selfish themselves. Though this novel is a collection of short stories about the medical world, the way all the stories go clearly shows that when someone is used for selfish needs and then thrown away many times, they sometimes leave their goodness behind and end up becoming such selfish people themselves. All in all, I think ...more
Ashish
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, Drama, Politics! What else do you want? This novel raises many issues that we as common people in India face from day to day. Financial crisis, caste issues, college ragging and bullying, marriage pressures from the family. I loved the way all these social issues have been brilliantly portrayed by the author in the three stories. Must read for all youngsters. All the stories give a very solid message.
Akshay
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Going by the title, I thought that this novel is for Doctors. But mind you, this book is something different. The title may sound true to an extent that all the stories are related to doctors and patients and there are several instances where deep medical terminologies are used. But I think that’s the way the premises of all the stories have been developed. A nice thriller which won’t let you get bored easily.
Hiral Solanki
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two parts of a person’s life are described in a parallel way in all three stories. I loved the way that two stories of the same character are concurrently running in a single story. Nice stories and even nicer way of describing them. Interesting read for those who are looking for something away from the stereotype romcoms and suspense thrillers.
Nitin Sharma
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Three stories with some unique characters like Dhondu who markets his rare disease to get famous, Dr Pankhudi who ogles her handsome patient during his blood donation.I think that though the author leaves the endings incomplete in all the stories for us readers to imagine a lot, all in all a nice read. I hope there is a second part of all the three stories. Thumbs up from me for this book.
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