Promises of a Firefly by Anupam Patra – Book Review
Note: I received a Free copy of the book from the Publisher in return for an honest review.
Yay! Finally, I get to finish this book. No, not because of the book but, for me Short stories take a long time to finish. This is the first ever Short story work I completed, others are half-read and waiting for me to finish.
Given a fact that this is a debut book for the author, he has indeed done a great job in weaving beautiful 11 Short stories into a bundle. The narration was flawless. He definitely struck a chord with every short story.
Motherhood which explores the yearning of a mother to meet her daughter and the ending was really painful. Lily explores the discrimination faced by many girls in our country. I could relate myself with few and with others I felt like peeping into my neighbours’ homes and feeling sad for their sufferings.
I personally feel a collection of Short stories is a space for one to explore various emotions but for some reason, I felt the Author took death, misery and few other sad feelings as a theme for his book. Except for The Stranger Short story, I felt others revolved around death or sorrow. I would like to know why? Reading few stories depressed me actually. Again such feelings are completely subjective.
Nonetheless, I loved the book and I request the author and the publisher to please read the complete manuscript before printing it. There are few minor grammatical mistakes which I found and a re-read from Authors or publishers would definitely have been avoided such errors. I as a person read books to learn something from them but not find faults which indeed is a turn-off for me. Hope, the Author take my suggestion into consideration.
In a nutshell: This book is great. Give it a try and I assure you won’t regret it.
Happy Reading 🙂
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