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Highly recommended short story collection
Reviewed in India on 8 September 2021
An engaging read of seventeen short stories forms this anthology. Having read the stories from the author in the hive's anthologies, this one intrigued me to pick it up. As the book promises, every story has a twist that is totally unexpected. Somewhere or the other, a connection is felt with the stories and appears to be the author's biggest strength to get the readers glued to the book. Though it was difficult to pick the most interesting ones, trying to name a few that still linger in mind.
Repair cushion - A total hilarious ride and twist, in the end, was enough to increase the laugh aloud. The bond between the father-son, duo was beautifully portrayed.
Journey - A typical situation that happens in many households that portrays an exciting bond between the grandfather and his grandson. Over a simple conversation, anything can happen. Listening to grandparents is not just enjoyable but also informative. Through their guidance, it is possible to reach heights.
Once more - A creepy tale that is sure to send chills down the spine
Dependant - What started off as a beautiful relationship between the mother and son can turn into something. And the praises for the son, oops where did it go?
Komberi Mookan - The title was enough to roll my eyes into the story. A fast-paced one that does give in some important message highlighting the importance of education.
The Troubles of time travel - Time travel stories are always interesting to read. This one steals the show with the logical explanation given and that is a new dimension to the concept of time traveling. The end is twisty as expected.
Help - A nail-biting conversation that does give a relaxation almost towards the end when the final lines reveal the unexpected boom.
Night Ghoul - A peculiar hero's story.
With different plots, the author has made the reader take an unpredicted journey. A must grab!