All in all a wonderful book, delicately showing by example, how everyone around can help a child deal with a huge loss. Recommended for children and adults alike.
When Devil Married God boasts of a spontaneous style of writing and an eclectic mix of incidents that we probably see happening around us all the time, but fail to notice or observe closely.
I am left stunned, stumped, and stupified almost near the end when there is the revelation. I just stopped reading. It took me a while to understand what was happening. Once I am back on the same page as the author, I continue reading, but that is not the only twist. There are many more till the last page. Finally, you don’t know if any of the characters were what they pretended to be.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story. A light read, easy free flowing narration, this book is a must read if you are up for the humor mixed with emotions. One needs to read the book to get the feel. No review can do justice to the story, if you haven’t read the book yet, I’d suggest you to check it out. Their love for each other, will melt your heart; will make you fall in love with them.
This anthology is high on emotions. The characters and try to deal with the challenges life throws at them in their own ways- be it rebellion, or silent endurance. The stories are realistic and mature and not for the faint-hearted as they hit you hard.
The poems are like the Hershey’s Kisses- you need to let them melt in your mouth and not gobble in one go. It means one need to read and relish the poems one by one, and not rush to finish the book. Or else, you’ll miss to capture the essence of the poems.
All the stories hold a powerful plot and make the reader glued to the book. Initially, I did try to solve the mystery of how the story would end, but then it was in the unimaginable way that I gave up my detective skills soon and continued reading through the mysteries.
True to its title, this anthology is, indeed, all about people – people belonging to different parts of the country or the globe, having varied backgrounds, sporting diverse idiosyncrasies – and how they choose to live their lives.
It consists of thirteen stories by thirteen different writers in different genres. The stories differ in their genres from the thrill of psychological horror to the mindless mayhem of splatterpunk but they unanimously keep your attention riveted to the words at hand.
The poems brim with a nostalgic tone, and you can’t help but traverse down memory lane. Dreams filled with silvery stardust, cottony clouds, azure vibes, and kaleidoscopic skies- readers will find these descriptions hauntingly beautiful.
Belying popular expectations, Chasing Nirvana will not really induce a trance or Zen mode in the reader but will jolt him into doing a reality check, and set him off on an experiential journey through its treasure trove of gripping, riveting tales!
The one thing that struck me about these verses is that they are the unvarnished truth. The poet has not glossed over any of the verses to make them appear more endearing. Instead she has let them stand stark against the others to leave a lasting imprint on the readers.
Every poem is carefully articulated giving the reader a perfect read. The flow of every poem takes us to another unimagined level of poetry. A soothing feeling engulfs me and tells me it is never a one-time read, something to read again and again.
Sonal Singh believes that poetry is the language of the soul, a deep emotion that spills out as verse. I certainly loved these spills of emotions that come from her heart and soul and the passionate flow of her poetic language. This is poetry you will want to experience again and again.
The story in the book is backed by in-depth research and for that, I must congratulate the author. I believe that it is not easy to write historical fiction because the author needs to be conscious of not distorting the history for the readers.
The Art of Racing in The Rain has a wonderful storyline. The lovable relationship between the protagonists and well-developed characters adds to the beauty. However, the best part is the emotional quotient, and a fruitful ending.
If you are a dog lover, you will definitely love this book. And if you are not, you will fall in love with dogs!