Potluck - Just finished reading this book.
A bouquet of thoughts framed into stories featuring amazing collection of soulful exaggerations, sensible, intriguing, engaging, full swing drama, emotions, love, pain, relationships, memoirs, peace, devotion, adoration and so much more...that seems just plain truth inspite of being imagination. A book full of variety from all aspects of life which makes it a good read with a enjoyable but kindda serious starting... of course the book is DAMN GOOD !!!... Finally everything starts to interwine as you start reading the book and you just go mesmerised until you finish the book.. you won't be able to keep the book down once you start it and thats a guarantee!!
I have just finished reading this book. Nicely woven basket of short stories. Seems totally realistic. Featurelessly narrated. Apposite characters. Enjoyable wordings. Congruous vocabulary. After reading the stories i am having a feel that this book may have a potential to create buzz among the masses as the stories are close to reality and rings a ting in readers mind by reminding of similar incedents that may have happened with him in past. I wanted to give a detailed storywise review but due to scarcity of time avoiding it. So i will be giving complete analysis of the book in one go.
The stories are really good. But just have one question in mind - why to start a book with an incident that ends up with such sad ending of blood and death ? Something jovial, happening, interesting, comical, and sparky must have been used to generate a fire in the minds of the reader and to develop excitement and interest in this book. Otherwise all other stories are quite decently told. Overall reading this book is a satisfying experience.
Some of my personal favourite stories that i enjoyed reading and liked most are :
1. Pink - My Favourite Colour by Bhavini Merchant Dayal
2. The Peas, the Peck and the Pickles by Bhavini Merchant Dayal
3. A Weekend at Aspect Hall by Janki Thackersey
4. Ma's Waiting by Renu Balakrishnan
5. The Lady on the Plane by Richa S. Chatterjee
6. The Reunion by Richa S. Chatterjee
I will rate this book 3.5/5 stars. Also, will recommend this book to everyone those who really enjoy reading astute fiction and non fiction about life and relations.