Thursday, February 2, 2017

These circuses that sweep through the landscapes -Review




Book Name         - These circuses that sweep through the landscape
Author                  - Tejaswini Apte-Rahm
Publisher              -  Aleph Book Company
Number of Pages -157
Publishing Year   - 2016
Edition                  - Paperback
Price                     - 299

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Rating : 4.0


My Review

These circuses that sweep through the landscape is a collection of short stories, which depicts different levels of life circus. The stories are metaphorical and imaginative. A beetle collector who in a fit of anger derived from suspicion mistreats his wife. In an attempt to reduce his wife, meets an unexpected twist of life. Anshu, who was late for doing her assignment, after a fateful night, her life changes.


 A woman who sets out on an exorbitant shopping spree, gets lost in the mall. It's symbolism is commendable but towards the end the story became too dragging. The girl who lived Dean Martin, is the next story. I liked this one so much. Tejaswini has portrayed how the protagonist's obsessive admiration and love towards the singer affects her. A little girl who accidentally had something not meant for kids. The theme is good but suspense was obvious. A woman who realizes that her husband who fathered her kids is a homosexual, a group of friends who meet for drink realizes that their friendship was something else and a student realizes that the teacher who he adored is what he thought. Several emotionally challenging, intellectually stimulating scenarios can be seen.

With a crisp and tight narrative, author has proven her finesse in literary world.  The stories and the backgrounds are variant and unique. No two stories are similar in anyway except the signature of the authoress. Not all the stories are equally brilliant. At some point the lack of variation in the narration makes the book monotonous.
The poetic musings of the stories are enchanting. The stories explore and elaborates the psyche of readers through the characters.


This review is in return of a free book from the Writers Melon