Short story collections are wonderful to read because there are different stories, different characters, different settings, all coming together in one book. It can also be read slowly, a couple of stories at a time, not really tempting to read the whole book because each story needn’t be related to each other.
They say a well told story doesn’t have to be very long. So many writers love writing short stories. This book takes the stories a notch further. These are flash fiction. Would they still be “thrilling”? I’ve read the author’s work before, and knew the genre would definitely play to her strengths.
I’m reading quite a few short books of late. In a way, it is wonderful. I am able to see that it is not the length of the story that makes quality reading. I’ve not read much of Satyajit Ray’s works, so when I saw this book among the ten-minute reads option, I had no hesitation to pick it up.
I mentioned in one of my earlier posts about some eBooks being there now which you can read in ten or fifteen minutes at most. It was nice to see a couple of books from Ruskin Bond in that list too. I have always admired the writing of Ruskin Bond. It’s simple writing that anyone can follow and enjoy reading.
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche.
Life is such that there are chaotic moments that leave us and lead us to contemplation. Each of us has our own way of expressing that chaos. One of the best ways I know is to write, and I think most writers would relate to that. This collection of stories from Maliny Mohan’s pen brings forth some moments of chaos, and some of clarity.
Short stories offer a welcome change from novels at times. To express a lot in a short limit of words is challenging, and some stories do leave the reader lost for words. I found this book while searching through Kindle Unlimited offerings, and both the title and the cover caught my attention.