Science fiction is not one of my favorite genres to read. I’ve tried, but it hasn’t quite gelled with me for some reason. Maybe it’s the concept of science and theories and such to add on to the fiction that feels that way, after all, I mostly read to get away from theory. However, some fictions in the genre do feel interesting, and manage to engage me as a reader. I took up the book mainly because it was a personal request from the author, but the novel surprisingly did have elements that felt interesting, given I’m a sci-fi non-reader.
When different styles of writing come together in an anthology of short stories, the overall impression left on the reader varies. Some might impress more than others, probably. First Brush on the Canvas is an anthology that goes one step further and brings three genres as well as short stories in each genre.
I’m fond of ghost stories. A ghostly romance reminded me of a movie in Malayalam, and I was intrigued by the plot. It was when I was discussing with another book lover that I came to know there was a movie with a similar plot in English and in Hindi as well. It made me wonder if the book flowed in a similar way. Continue reading “Book Review: Live-in With A Ghost, by Kritika Sharma”
When I look at the spectrum of Indian Writing in English, the route I see many of the authors take is the tried and tested, maybe even loved route of romance. Perhaps, as a genre, it is one even I prefer to write. But as a reader, I’ve read and found many to be sub-par. It is, perhaps, a breath of fresh air to see an author take the genre of crime fiction. Continue reading “Book Review: A Minute to Death, by Ganga Bharani”
An anthology is different in each author has a different style, a different story to tell us. Time’s Lost Atlas has eleven stories set in various countries and encompassing different major events of the last decade. Try as I did, I couldn’t guess some of the events. Am not very worldly I suppose!
Anyways… quick thoughts on each of the stories…