Friday, September 23, 2016

Tears of the Nymphs by K.K.Kharlukhi




Book Name         - Tears of the nymphs
Author                  - K.K.Kharlukhi
Publisher              - Lifi Publications
Number of Pages - 280
Publishing Year   - 2016
Edition                  - Paperback
Price                     - 250
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Rating : 4.0

Blurb
When Donkin decided to go live near the Kulong forest, he thought he'd be able to get away from the madding crowd of Shillong. He had no inkling that there are creatures here that were not so human and that he was the only man who would be able to save them from utter destruction.
When the nymphs send an emissary (Deiti) to him, Donkin was smitten by her beauty. It would have been perfect were she an ordinary human being but she was not even human. The plot thickens when Baden, a villainous character came on the scene, hell-bent in destroying the Kulong and claiming Deiti as his prize.
What was the solution to this unenviable situation and would Donkin be able to help save the nymphs?

My Review

The book which shows the readers, the Khasi Culture is a classic collection. The language is fantastic. Authenticity of narration is the highlight of the book. The characters are realistic and close to the earth. 
 Due to the peculiar names and salutations, it was difficult to get the hang of it but once we gets involved in the book, we won't be able to put it down. There is a vast difference in the lives of people that we feel like it is a story of another era.
Being an Indian one should definitely know the cultural heritage, Khasi Culture being the most variable.
How the nymph influence the lives of the people is interesting to see. Their innocence is heart melting.
The cover image is brilliant and justifies the mood of the book.
Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I waas not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author


K.K. Kharlukhi was born and brought up in Shillong. He is one of the well-known Khasi novelists. His works include Novels, Playlets, Short Stories (both in Khasi and English) besides articles and directing documentary films. He is currently the General Secretary of the Khasi Authors' Society, a prominent literary organization in Meghalaya and had won the State Literary Award in 2008 for his novel 'Ka Sympa'. 'Tears of the Nymphs' is his debut in English fiction.