Author: Chinmaya Desai
Publisher: Notion Press
Have you ever sacrificed your happiness for others? THE GRANDMASTER – what comes to your mind when you hear these words?
The grandmaster is a collection of 17 short stories. It is a selection of fictional tales that provide a glimpse of life’s different facets and oddities.
The plot of each story was different from others which made me like this book more. Each story has something to teach, something that one can relate to. The author expressed the moments that we all experience in our routine wonderfully. These are some stories with unexpected endings which again makes me love this book.
The writing style of the author is simple and crisp keeping the reader hooked throughout. Each story is narrated in an interesting way. Some stories could have been much better. The stories that I liked are The Grandmaster, Mother’s love, and the inspiration.
Each story has something to offer. The quotes at the end of each story made it more interesting. It has some amazing fast-paced stories with a wonderful writing style. Overall it’s a book with some great stories.
Never judge a book by its cover…you will be surprised by what lies within!
A Chess Grandmaster is accused of losing a World Championship game intentionally… A middle-class sexagenarian from Nagpur receives a surprise visit from an old friend… A lady will go to any extent to get an ingredient for her recipe… A Mayan explorer in 498 AD encounters a storm and drifts to ancient India… A Brigadier plans to surprise a civilian with a war memento… A politician wants to save the beautiful Seria Valley from an unscrupulous builder… A jet-setting banker gets into a verbal duel with a woman during a plane journey…
Debutant author Chinmaya Desai delves into the lives of “ordinary” people and answers some extraordinary questions. Through his lucid and captivating writing, he brings to the fore how there is always something more than what meets the eye.
The Grandmaster & other short stories is a selection of fictional tales that provide a glimpse of life’s different facets and oddities. It is these experiences that make our journey interesting, colourful and ends where you least expected it to. Explore these fast-paced tales, with a twist that will keep you turning pages till you reach the end…