Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Not Just Another Story by Subhash Chandra -Review




Book Name         - Not Just Another Story
Author                  - Subhash Chandra
Publisher              - Lifi Publications 
Number of Pages -170
Publishing Year   - 2017
Edition                  - Paperback 
Price                     -225

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Rating : 4.5


My Review


The deep realities of life are bizarre. Coming face to face with the demons is a painful task for the writer as well as readers. It is like jointly facing the trouble and suffering the trauma. Not Just Another Story is an anthology of seventeen heartmelting , painful, yet close to heart stories.
Author has touched every facets of life that are most talked about as well as neglected. Topics like homosexuality, female foeticide, domestic violence, racial discrimination etc are dealt with the due seriousness and subtlety. While reading some of the stories readers might wonder there is an undercurrent of misogyny in them but on further foray into the plots, we can see that author has used paradoxes with finesse that by the end of most of the stories, readers will be awestruck with the unreaped talent. 

There are a few books which leave me wondering the criteria behind a book becoming a bestseller. I can declare hands down that this book possesses the qualities that make a bestseller. It is difficult to choose my favourite story among the 17 incomparable works but if I have to select one, I would definitely go for tha last story "Sibling". Author has apparently kept the best to the last. On looking back, the story of the boy with a catapult, the man who detests his father, the sisters who run a vegetable shop etc cannot be neglected. The climax is the cherry on the cake. Each story ends with a twist that is conveyed with imaginatory prowess. The cover image could have been reflective of the theme of the book. 
This review is in return of a free book from the publisher