Thursday, July 21, 2016

Review of impulse by Reekrit Serai




Name                - Impulse
Author                  - Reekrit Serai
Publisher              - Rumour books
Number of Pages - 
Publishing Year   - 2014
Edition                  - Paperback 
Price                     - 70

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Rating : 3.5


Blurb

Impulse Stunning, powerful stories of modern India from a talented young writer. Love is the most common of human affections. Yet, when it comes to love, nothing is as it seems. In modern Delhi, a young man woos a girl from Chandigarh who is totally out of his league, and a college girls life changes dramatically after an encounter with a classmate. In love, people can become objects of infatuation, or means to happiness, such as a partner whos immortalised in her husbands photo album, and two entirely different people who are more than friends, but less than lovers. In these short stories, Reekrit Serai touches upon subjects that shape our urban lives, such as an entrepreneurs ambition, an interns unconfessed affection for his boss, the realisation of the hardships of being a parent by an impatient son, and the suffering and death caused by communalism. With humour and subtlety, Serai introduces us to a very new India, where love and happiness go hand-in-hand with hardship and chaos.

My Review

Impulse is a selection of touching short stories with characters that haunt you even days after reading. Every story is one different in its own unique way. Not even once will, the reader feel like reading a repetitive rendition. Author took the stories to another level setting a benchmark on how to pull off variations in characters and emotions.
The first story 'twenty seven', was adapted as a short video which was viral all over the virtual world.Love, loss, pain, desperation, revenge, dreams, nightmare- Each story is emotionally rich and emphatically attached to reader's heart.

Only short coming that I noticed was in the design of the book. Overall look of the book as well as the cover design is not as appealing as the book. Even if we say that we should never judge a book by its cover, it is a human tendency to do so. Hence a little more care on that front would have made the book more appealing.

Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author


Reekrit Serai (born October 1, 1991) is an Indian entrepreneur, columnist, educationist and author. He grew up in London, England. His debut novel, “As i Turn Twenty” was published to excellent reviews when he was just 19. He has been covered by major Indian media houses, such as The Times of India, Hindustan Times, India Today, The Tribune, Mail Today, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala and Aaj Samaaj. Presently, he lives in Chandigarh, India with his family.You can connect with him on his facebook and twitter pages, or send him an e-mail on inforeekrit@gmail.com.