Book Review: Solitude and other Obsession

Is it better that I be remembered in poems?
or better that I be forgotten but for my poems?
Devil alone knows what nonsense will be written,
might as well write it myself?

Publisher: Notion Press
Rating: 4/5

Summary:Vidhya Thakkar- Indian blogger, Mumbai blogger, book blogger, Book blogger Mumbai

We are a species fueled by obsessions. Every human achievement, and every infamy, is the result of an obsession that tormented, possessed and consumed. This is a selection of poetry about solitude and other obsessions that have distracted, driven, destroyed and / or defined us. Spanning genres, styles, emotions, time & place, these works by a collective of 5 poets are a glimpse into the obsessions that have become us


The Solitude and other Obsession is a book by five poets,  Uma Sudhindra, Binod Kumar Panda, Trupti Kalamdani, Dr Shruti Arabatti and Saurin Desai. Each of them has written wonderful poems, expressed their thoughts beautifully. each one of them has their own style of writing, own way of expressing their thoughts. They have written on wonderful topics, My favourite is This is mine, Truly yours, mirage, a restless Soul and many more. The language used by each one of them is crisp, simple and attractive. Each poem in this book has its own depth, it’s own meaning. I loved the out of the box topic chosen by the authors. Uma has written poems about travel, memories, soldiers message which I loved. Her writings are simple and friendly.   Then comes Binod, who wrote on pain, life, Rival. His style of writing is heavy, but one will fall in love with his poems. Than comes Trupti, her poems are about Love, self Love, Her poem Who am I is my Favourite. Her writing style is smooth and crisp. each of her poems will touch your heart. Dr. Shruti’s Poem is full of Imagination. I loved the topics she chose. All that Matters, Finding Home, are my favourite. Her writing is little quirky. Saurin’s poems are like a reality check. her writing style is wonderful, so are her topics.

Also also, I loved the cover of the book. It’s AWESOME

Overall, this book is a wonderful creation, the depth of the poems, the way it is described, simple language is amazing. Love Poetry? Go for It?

You can get your copy here.

*** I received this copy from the publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review ***

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