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The Fence Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B01KIS5GXE
- Publisher : Half Baked Beans (15 August 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 1701 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 104 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #172,173 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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All the stories are very intricately woven. The details, setup, plot, and the narration are brilliant. “The Other woman” by Kabir Malhotra touches the sensitive topic of infidelity without making it sound cliche. The end was completely unexpected and kept me interest intact. “The Smartphone” is a complete reader’s bliss. Very relatable. Our social media addiction very nicely sketched by the writer.
“What she wanted” is one of my personal favorites. The other two being, “The other Woman” and “The Smartphone”. The protagonist in “What she wanted” hits you hard. It is a grim reality and the character of Sujata is extremely heart wrenching. A woman neither black nor white. The shades of gray very prominent. The vacuum of her life and her craving for life brought tears to my eyes. “Resignation to heaven” deals with the sensitive topic of mercy killing. A thought provoking story.
“Cashmere, I need Cashmere” portrays the sibling rivalry and an unusual family bonding in a very light manner. Gracie was a show stealer. The emotions perfectly baked.
“Runaway” is sweet romantic tale that asserts the importance of not taking our loved ones for granted. To confide at the right time. To not run away from situations. “Illustrado’s Eulogy” is a very poignant story. Still in the clouds of the story. The postmaster steals the show. Narrative of this story is superlative.
“Love is everything” again is a mesmerizing tale of love, but lacks the impact. Overall a nice story.
Do buy the book. A beautiful collection of short stories.
4/5. My personal favorites being "The other woman" and " The Smartphone".
Cover- The cover of the book is simple yet amazing which includes a dark background followed by some people walking together.
Title- The title is unique and its an anthology so we have different themes related to it.
Illustrado's Eulogy- The story moves in a flow and the way the author has expressed the segments is impeccable. The characters were complimenting each other. The story has epistolary traits.
The Other Woman- This story highlights the illicit relationships and the guilt that overpowers it. It justifies that saying," If you throw thorns for someone else, you will also feel the pain" (This one is my saying..lol)
The Smartphone- This story was unique and had a new perpective to life. The events of the story moved me and at some point I felt what the mother did was right. She went through a tabula rasa state where she couldn't digest that his own son could call her a slut. The total drama package with an unexpected reaction. I would say, the materialistic thing ruined the unconditional love.
Resignation to Heaven- The title is unique and the story focus on the topic of Euthanasia. This topic is of soul discussion these days. The hypnotising sessions in the story highlights the stream of consciousness technique. This story is well thought and beautifully written.
LOve is Everything- The story revolves around the vicious circle of life where a rude girl falls for a kind hearted guy. The story is cute and quite predictable.
Runaway- The story that touched my heart and sounded realistic.Ouch! I could feel the story. The way the author expressed the psychology of a guy who realised that he ended up kissing the girl lying next to be. The state of shock could be felt but thats what actually happens to men. Either they face or they run. Just a perfect delineation of a sitaution related story.
Cashmere, I need Cashmere- A fantastic story after Runaway that grabbed my attention. A perfectly mentioned incidents with high voltage of emotions and the way. The characters, daughters,old man and his wife sounded realistic and I could relate the story to the most loved drama, King Lear by William Shakespeare.
What she wanted- The best story so far and the way the author kept the pace is remarkable. The suspense element was beyond perfection. The character of the protagonist, Sujata is beautifully delineated.
Style- The stories were written in a simple, lucid and condensed form. The expressions, lines were simply amazing. There were some errors in the book which can be corrected easily. The typsetting and the quality of pages needed attention. Further, I couldn't relate myself to the title 'The Fence', maybe it was a random title.