Monday, 4 January 2016

Book Review: Love and Other Enchantments


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Book Name: Love and Other Enchantments

Contributing Authors: Tanima Kedar, Ishan Dafaria, Akash Deep Gupta, Maliny Mohan and Anuj Kumar

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers

Price: Rs. 150

My Take:

Till Death Do Us Apart by Tanima Kedar

This is a story of relationship between a doctor and a patient. The emotions are very well expressed. It takes the reader on a tour to that place in the story. The reader can feel it to be happening for real. Awesome read!

Rating: 4/5

Together Forever by Tanima Kedar

This story reminded me of Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta’s “Main rahoon ya na rahoon…” song. Beautifully written.

Rating: 3.5/5

The Diary by Tanima Kedar

Love is good when it is simple, sweet and plain. The day it grows in to obsession, it can ruin lives. Thi is what ‘The Diary’ is all about. For any relationship, trust forms the main foundation. Varun and Riya have got it very strong and hence, their relationship remained strong during the blues.

Rating: 3.5/5

Closure by Ishan Dafaria

Unsaid Goodbyes hurt a lot. The author has portrayed the emotions very well. This story has that loving, realistic touch which will surely make your heart ache.

Rating: 4/5

Different Things by Ishan Dafaria

Loneliness is a kind of disease that has the potential to kill you slowly and steadily. Misunderstandings crop up in relationships. All you need is to deal with them maturely. It’s no use pondering over what would happen if things were different.

Rating: 3/5

Hatred, Crime and Love by Ishan Dafaria

Love requires a lot of courage. Was the narrator brave enough to confess his love? No! He wasn’t. He was afraid to risk her life. He was afraid to lie to her. Why was it this way for him? Who was he?

Rating: 3/5

The Poem by Akash Deep Gupta

I just have one word for this story- lovely. Emotions have been very very well portrayed. There are many incidents which makes the reader go ‘Awww!’ True love happens just once. Rest is just compromise.

Rating: 4/5

Charm of Those eyes by Akash Deep Gupta

A suspense story? Paranormal? I cannot categorize this one. Beautifully written. This story has left me in awe.

Rating: 4/5

The Lake of Love by Akash Deep Gupta

Incredible! I felt as if I was seeing everything in this story happen for real. Soul-stirring story, indeed!

Rating: 4.5/5

At the Bus Stop by Maliny Mohan

Excellent narration. I found this story very much different from the rest. I had a smiling face throughout the reading session.

Rating: 3.5/5

The Revival by Maliny Mohan

A tale of second chances. Nicely written. It is the end of the story that will surprise you.

Rating: 3/5

He Loves Me Not by Maliny Mohan

This story will surely leave you shocked. I wouldn’t reveal much detail. I enjoyed reading it.

Rating: 3.5/5

So Mad In Love by Anuj Kumar

This story has 2 aspects that have been very well portrayed. The first is love for God and the second is ‘The Dhongi Baba’. These Babas put on the grab of ascetic and fool people. They must never be believed.

Rating: 3.5/5

It’s Not Soothing Everytime by Anuj Kumar

Oh My God! A story that made a chill run through my spine. Do such maniacs exist in real world? Awesome story! Reminded me of the movie Murder 2!

Rating: 4/5

Known Unknown by Anuj Kumar

Another lovely creation! Love can come to you in any form and at any times. You just need a will to accept it.

Rating: 3/5

I rate:
Cover: 3.5/5

My overall rating for Love and Other Enchantments is 4/5 stars.

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