Book Review: The Storyman, by Bhavya Nandakumar

A stranger arrives at a village looking for shelter, but finds that the villagers do not want to help him. After a while, when he is asked what he can do for a living, he says he is a storyteller. Can he write a new story for the village?

The Storyman is a short story eleven pages long. It can be read in a few minutes at most. I liked it a lot, for even though it is short, it has an insight into people. It shows their attitude toward certain professions, and also their assumptions during a time of danger. I could relate to the question asked when the former is looked at. The character is nice, but it’s the doubt created by the story that makes it memorable. Was it the storyteller, or was it not? The open ending lets the reader contemplate that answer.

It’s perfect for reading while waiting at an appointment perhaps. I’m hoping this is the prologue to a much longer collection of stories from the author.


A Score Of 8 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: The Storyman
Author(s): Bhavya Nandakumar Genre: Short Reads
ISBN/ASIN: B07B75MRF3 Publisher: Self-published

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.


(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
18th March 2018)

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Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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