Sunday, 22 July 2018

The Blue Moon Day by Santhosh Sivaraj – Book Review

The Blue Moon Day - Book Cover

Book Name: The Blue Moon Day

Author: Santhosh Sivaraj

Publisher: Invincible Publishers


Things were never the same for five ordinary individuals who got struck at cross roads and there was no way they can run back. They had no other choice but to take a plunge into their deepest fear and leave the rest to destiny. Their characters was tested out of their comfort zone and it witnessed abstruse results; a PhD scholar fights to win a pizza making contest and a tennis prodigy running for his life in a war torn, bloodied Island. Extreme circumstances and their consequences made these ordinary individuals extraordinary . Was the test imposed on them by someone? Or did they invite it on themselves. The Blue Moon Day is that Once in a Blue Moon day story which questions an individual's priorities, ridicules the worldly routines and finally redefines happiness.


Deccan Chronicle says that this nook might open your eyes to the illusion. I very much agree to their review. I am of the same opinion. The book has been really great.

The Blue Moon Day is a short story collection consisting of five stories. Life is a great teacher. It never fails to teach us some greatest lessons. No age is too late to understand life. Sometimes, we learn the lesson ourselves while sometimes, it is some people who enter our lives and make us realize it.

I loved all the stories a lot. I shall review each of the story here.

The Pizza Engineer
We are so driven by the competition in the world that we join the race without even considering whether we are capable and interested in it. We tend to follow the crowd and that is where we fail. We fail to realize our potential. This story tells us to identify our passion and follow it.

The Messenger
Relationships require effort. It is the effort of both the partners that makes a relationship work. Fights, arguments and misunderstandings happen in every relationship. It is how you resolve these differences of opinion or the misunderstandings which is the secret to a healthy relationship. One needs to control his anger and give away his ego. One needs to take a back seat and think from the perspective of a third person. Like in the story, the protagonist doesn’t realize that he is jeopardizing his relationship with his wife. It is only after a messenger who enters his life and helps him realize his mistake.

Not Today
This story tells you the importance of time. We get so absorbed in our work lives that we fail to understand that we are missing out on something really precious. It is only during some crucial moments that we realize the importance of time in our relationships.

The Storyteller
Have you ever been so tired of life and the challenges it throws at you that you wish to run away from all of it? The Storyteller is a perfect example of second chances at life. This story teaches you that when life gives you second chances, you should grab them and make the most of it.

The Heaven
Everything is pre-written for us. Whatever happens to us, good or bad, is a result of our destinies.

This book is indeed amazing. You will be so engrossed in these stories that you would be wanting to read more of it. The narration has been awesomely done. It is clear and lucid. The language is simple and keeps you engaged to it.

This book is a must read for all short story collection lovers out there. It gives you an insight into lives greatest lessons.

I rate:
Cover: 4.5/5
Stories: 4.5/5

My overall rating for ‘The Blue Moon Day’ is 4.5/5 stars.

You can buy your copies on Amazon.

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