Afsaane – A Collection of Short Stories by Ameya Bondre : Book Review

Afsaane – A Collection of Short Stories by Ameya Bondre : Book Review

Author: Ameya Bondre 

Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers

 

Rating:
4/5

Review

 
Tell me about a book that you read recently?
 
Afsaane is a collection of 11 short stories that revolve around themes like family, love, friendship, dreams and more. I read short stories after a long time and this book was indeed a refreshing read.
 
A man who meets his lost friend in a new world. A seeker who resists everyone to reach an unwanted place. Lovers that separate, only to find some hope. A failed artist who finds another voice. A new entrant in a home who creates turmoil. A cheated girl who makes a desperate call. A shattered man who pegs on a sudden dreamy trip. Isn’t this blurb making it more interesting?
 
 
It’s a refreshing read with short stories that you will love. Each story is of 10-11 pages. With a wonderful storyline and an interesting plot, each story is well-paced.
 
I liked how each story is beautifully created, with a different twist, filled with drama and dialogues. My favourite stories are Dreams, Chaos, A healthy home and long lost.
 
With a simple and easy language, descriptive narration and the engaging writing style of the author make this book more interesting Filled with Drama, dialogues and stories from ordinary lives, this book is a light and quick read that you will love.
 
The characters are well developed which connects with the reader well. The author discussed various topics like sacrificing dreams for family, the distance and misunderstanding in love and many others in a delightful way. Some stories will make you think about what will happen next?.
 
 
It’s a wonderful book that teaches us a lot. It shows us the unusual situations that seem to be too usual. How life takes turns and takes us to situations where we need to make some unusual decisions.
 
There were some stories which I loved and could relate to and some, I was not able to relate. Afsaane the title itself tells a lot about the book. The author penned down beautiful stories that will melt your heart.
Who can read this book? With an impressive cover and title, an intriguing blurb, it’s a light and quick read that you’ll love. Thinking of reading short stories? Or want to start with? This book is for you. Experience unusual situations in far too usual lives.

Summary:

A sky-blue paper bird glued to a mirror. A handmade book on music to be gifted. A pair of mud-brown tea cups without handles. A shelf to hoard dying memories. A little home tucked away in a remote village. A haunting voice after boarding an empty bus… The images on the cover belong to people whose stories are packed in this book: A man who meets his lost friend in a new world. A seeker who resists everyone to reach an unwanted place. Lovers that separate, only to find some hope. A failed artist who finds another voice. A new entrant in a home who creates turmoil. A cheated girl who makes a desperate call. A shattered man who pegs on a sudden dreamy trip. With eleven stories of unrequited love, hope, acceptance, heart breaks or just needs, ‘Afsaane’ will tug at your heartstrings and open windows to people that experience unusual situations in far too usual lives.

 

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