Quite a few articles in the newspaper these days focuses on crimes against women, and it has been more in focus since the last few years, I think. Yet, on the other hand, there remains some silence too. I don’t know what it was that prompted me to take this book for reading; maybe it was the blurb that said “A daughter and a mother. This is the story of a life. You choose to live or die.”
Each genre has its own particular characteristics, I feel. A fantasy works best when magic is at the forefront and a mystery when it makes the reader interested to solve the crime along with the tale. The genre of horror works best when the words make the reader imagine the scene, rather than saying it directly. It is this that I look for when I take a horror genre book to read.
Believe brings a simple story set in the fictional town of Levion. Conner White, an author, heads there after being criticized about his work. He finds that the town has its own secrets and it’s not that easy finding peace there. Rather, he finds himself trying not only to save himself, but the town and Victoria, who he meets there. Continue reading “Book Review: Believe by Varun Gwalani”
Would you connect in the same way with a person if you were meeting them after many years? Or what is that which connects you to that special someone in your life? Is it love, or is it lust or a bit of both? Shan Fazelbhoy’s collection of stories, “On the Rocks”, explores these “connects” of life that are having difficulties. Continue reading “On the Rocks: Stories of Connections, by Shan Fazelbhoy — Book Review”
Emotions are some of the most important facets of life. They come from within us, and help us to express both with words, and without. For me, as a poet, it’s easier to express in poetry. Continue reading “Book Review: Beneath the Surface, by Sherry Duggal”