26 Stories, Colours, Emotions. Book Review

This is a short story collection that not only has varied emotion in it, it also evokes so many emotions from the reader. I finished the book in one sitting and enjoyed each of the 26 tales varied as they were.

Aditi has written them with a fine balance between colors and emotions and ensuring that each story is a peek into the emotions and how they match the colors. The stories are written in a crisp style with and no unnecessary word. I must praise the author for conveying so much in so few words. The book left me with wishing to read more of her work. An excellent play of emotions, human sentiments and the ugly side of a human being. How easy it is for a person to forget a loved one? How love means the ultimate sacrifice for some and means never abandoning a person for others.

I was especially moved by these stories, I Named Him Dandelion, Grey Powder, The Bleeding Ivory gave me Goosebumps!  The Khakee Distress, Nude, The Periwinkle Ribbon, Loving Vanilla, The Xanthic Nightmares all arouse strong emotions.

For me it is a well written book if it manages to engross me and make me lose my cool; this book did both. Aditi, writes like an experienced traveler rather than a young girl; very admirable.

A must read for when you want to really feel deeply about life. Pick it for your weekend.

(I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange of my review.)

This anthology is an attempt at crafting stories which subscribe to the genre of flash-fiction which is a compendium of extremely brief narratives and stories. This anthology strives to explore the myriad hues of life by painting 26 bite-sized stories, each based on 26 colours which commence with every letter of the alphabet from A to Z. The themes developed in these stories range from marital despair to urban city-life blues, from love to loss, from child abuse to infidelity, divorce, and much more. 
This anthology is inspired from ideas which took shape during the April A- Z blogging challenge which the author undertook in 2014. Each story has been written in just one day and tries to bear testimony to the fact that short, swiftly written, and transient narratives can be as powerful as the complexly constructed lines of drawn-out prose.

Aditi Kaushiva

A dreamer. A believer. An enthusiast. I’m in love with Life and I strongly pursue ‘Life is what YOU make of it’. A banker by profession and a blogger by chance, I’m here to share my world with you. It may not always be perfect but I certainly strive to make it beautiful. If you happen to visit my space do leave a comment…share your life’s snippets…I’d love to strike up a beautiful conversation with you!!

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