Overall it is a promising read that explores different segments in the horror genre. Sometimes it is blood, beast, gore deaths, and the rest can be much more.
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.
The language in the book is easy to follow with well crafted characters that endear you to their habits and idiosyncrasies. All the plotlines in the book adhere to the central theme of the book to make it a volume of stories that are about people – you and us. I am certain that as you read the book, you will identify with some of the characters.
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!
I would recommend this book to those who carry a love for theology, mythology or philosophy. Anyone who is spiritually inclined or likes dabbling in body restorative techniques would be able to decipher the deeper meaning of this book.
I admire the style of the author; it is free-flowing verses where the words are chosen seem to be apt. The diversified topics are truly a bliss to read. And somewhere I do have the feeling of immersing myself into the lines; yeah they are deep.
Myriad of Dreams is Nisha Tandon’s labour of love done right. Her motley assemblage of themes, messages and rich vocabulary, form a rich warp and weft which, when put together, create a beautiful poetic tapestry which is bound to excite, elate and inspire the readers.
The novel is a storehouse of discerning life lessons and doable survival skills that are bound to enrich and empower our lives – sharing and caring, hospitality, team spirit, unity in the face of adversity trust and loyalty, being a few of them.