‘Come On In’, a collection of stories based on the collective human experience of immigration, focusses on every aspect of it- pain, stress, grief and loss of one’s identity. These stories strike a chord because of the themes they represent. While parents make most of the decisions when it comes to immigration (legal or not), it is the children who have to adjust the most, leaving behind the land and the language they were born into. Likewise, kids born to immigrant parents fail to find their identity and struggle to establish a home for themselves.
Blurb (as on Goodreads): One of the meanings of the word ‘olio’ is ‘a miscellany’. the books in the aleph olio series contain a mélange of the finest writing to be had on a variety of Indian themes—the great cities, aspects of Indian culture and civilization, uniquely Indian phenomena. Filled with insights and haunting evocations ofContinue reading “The Essence of Delhi: Stories and Essays|Revisit Delhi through notable writers|”
Blurb (as on Goodreads): An eclectic collection of short stories inspired by mythology, fantasy, sci-fi and the paranormal. A bag travels the universe looking for evil, bigoted civilizations to consume. The machinations of a dark and terrible goddess lead to unexpected outcomes. A girl child is married off in a technologically advanced dystopic world steeped inContinue reading “Book Review: My Father Drank my Lover and Other Stories by Ashok Banker”
Blurb (as on Goodreads): In Bloody Scotland a selection of Scotland’s best crime writers use the sinister side of the country’s built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. Stellar contributors Val McDermid, Chris Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Ann Cleeves, Louise Welsh, Lin Anderson, Doug Johnstone, Gordon Brown, Craig Robertson, E SContinue reading “Book Review: Bloody Scotland |An insight into the famous world of Scottish mysteries|”
Love, Loss and Some Deaths Author: Arka Datta Genre: Thriller, Fiction Five short and scary stories, the one hour I gave to this book was worth it. This is a short review because I couldn’t write much without giving away the plot. Now, who likes to be a spoilt-sport? 5 stories, each creating an impactContinue reading “Book Review: Love, loss and some deaths by Arka Datta”
Why So Twisted: It’s not always about the first impressions! Author: Vinayak Nadkarni Publisher: Notion Press Genre: Fiction, Anthology Blurb (as on Goodreads): Life is unexpected in every sense. We did not expect to be born and we do not expect to be able to predict the path our lives will take. That’s what makesContinue reading “Book Review: Why so Twisted by Vinayak Nadkarni”