Book Review: AJEEB AAWAAZAIN (Jasoosi Duniya #18 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Khuafnaak Jungle opens as a man, Randheer Singh arrives at a railway station and informs about a dead body in the jungle. When they place party arrives at the jungle, things are not as reported. Suddenly, there’s firing. One constable gets hurt but the police party saves itself.

Jasoosi Duniya Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 124 novels written by the original author Ibn-e-Safi in Jasoosi Dunya (جاسوسی دنیا) series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Dilaer Mujrim (دلير مجرم) Khaufnaak Jungle (خوناک جنگل) (The Terrifying Jungle) – 1952 Aurat Farosh ka Qatil (عورت فروش کا…

Book Review | Koi Rang Bhari Sehr Utrey| Aliya Bukhari

I will summarize the complete story of Deewar-e-Shab. This review, therefore, will be filled with spoilers. If you want to read the book, or want to enjoy the drama without ruining the mystery, stop reading now.

Book Review | NA DEEDA HUMDARD | Imran Series #73 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Na Deeda Humdard  – 1974 Plot Summary Na Deeda Humdard starts with a very interesting homely scene. Captain Faiyaz is waiting for Imran; Joseph and Suleiman tolerate his rude comments whilst waiting for Imran to return. This also reminds us of the previous 5-part series set in French Polynesia, as Faiyaz refers to…

Imran Series Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 120 novels written by the legend Ibn-e-Safi as part of Imran Series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Khaufnak Imarat (خوفناک عمارت) (The Scary Building) – 1955 Chatanon Maen Fa’ir (چٹانوں میں فائر) (Gunfire in the Rocks) – 1955 Pur-Asrar…

Book Review | BLACK AND WHITE | Imran Series #72 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Black And White (بلیک اینڈ وہایٹ) (Black and White) – 1974 Plot Summary You’d think it’s over but it’s not, until now. Black And White, the last book in this 5-part series, starts on a high note. After everything that has happened in Zalzalay Ka Safar, Luisa aka Edli De Sadaan is irked…

Book Review | ZALZALEY KA SAFAR | Imran Series #71 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Zalzalay Ka Safar (لزلے کا سفر) (Journey of the Earthquake) – 1974 Plot Summary Zalzalay Ka Safar begins as Imran and Joseph are at the dock of Mukaru. His aides and Frog etc are captured by Luisa and team. The island where Frog took Imran to scare him is destroyed by an earthquake. It…

Book Review | SAMANDAR KA SHIGAAF | Imran Series #70 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Samandar Ka Shigaaf (سمندر کا شگاف) (The Ocean’s Crack) – 1973 Samandar Ka Shigaaf starts on a saddening note. Deadly Frog massacring helpless people in the middle of the ocean. Zafar, Jameson are bothered about it and so is Imran. He confronts deadly Frog, Imran doesn’t care about people’s wrath, right. Love his nonchalant…

Book Review | DHUWEIN KA HISAAR | Imran Series #69 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: Dhuwein Ka Hisaar (دھوئیں کا حصار) (Smoke Bulwark) – 1973 Plot Summary Dhuwein Ka Hisaar continues from King Chaang. Imran is alone with Deadly Frog aka King Chaang. That’s not all, he charms him just like that. Note the conversation. The incident is funny and it shows how easily Imran manipulates people. Geography…

Book Review | KING CHAANG | Imran Series #68 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: King Chaang (کنگ چانگ) (King Chang) – 1973 Plot Summary King Chaang begins at Jameson & Zafar’s residence when Ali Imran arrives – angry and distressed. He’s sick of Joseph’s near-impossible wishes that he wants to visit Tahiti. That conversation is rather fun and it shows Ibn-e-Safi’s skill to make the most mundane scene…

HOWTO | How to Review a Book

Someone contacted me seeking guidance on reviewing a book. If only I knew! I try to follow a set pattern, a template, if you will, in my reviews. However, as I am not learned, I primarily go with my instincts. There are a few things I keep in mind. 1. The Theme Explain the theme…

Book Review | KHOONI BADAL | Akram Allahabadi

Non-Review Rant A Goodreads friend suggested Akram Allahabadi and I said why not. I randomly picked this one because it promised to be on the same theme that I have been working on as my first attempt at writing mystery / suspense. Anywho! Plot Summary A top government official is brining top secret papers and…

Book Review | UQABON KE HAMLEY | Imran Series #64 | Ibn-e-Safi

Let’s review: UqaboN Ke Hamley (عقابوں کے حملے) (Attacks of the Eagles) – 1972 Plot Summary UqaboN Ke Hamley begins with a series of absurd events that happen at insanely rushed pace. Their is a striped monkey that people spot near the mountain, people are kidnapped. The investigations begin, and the eagles attack the search…

Book Review | KHAUFNAAK IMARAT | Imran Series #1 | Ibn-e-Safi

Plot Summary Khaufnaak Imarat begins with a very engaging opening scene. If I ever write suspense, I would like to begin the story like this one. Ah, dear Imran! Ali Imran, the protagonist, a new hero by our very own Ibn-e-Safi is seen trying to knot a tie. He fails, Sulieman, his trusted servant helps…

Book Review | AIK ARAB DOLLAR KA MANSOOBA | Ishtiaq Ahmed

Let’s review Aik Arab Dollar Ka Mansooba – my second (and the last) read from Ishtiaq Ahmed. PLOT SUMMARY There is a man shablo who brings evil ideas to another man Bhagre. What a job it is! If he has such great ideas, why doesn’t he execute them himself? There are three brothers, each living…

Book Review | MAIN ABDUL QADIR HOON | Sarwat Nazeer

I am writing this review based on my first read several years ago. Without much further ado, let’s dive into it. I don’t want to forget the details 😉 Main Abdul Qadir Hoon is story of an a young, gullible boy named Abdul Qadir. Abdul Qadir belongs to elite class of Pakistan. Yet, his simple…