Just like the cover ,the 10 stories in this book together make the face of our society. Part beautiful ,part shocking , part known , part surprising , part raw , part crazy , part sensible , part insane.. This book explores human emotions across a varied spectrum.
The prologue sets the mood of the book as it outlines the characters before ypu meet them in their natural setting. In the Mumbai airport lounge , everyone looks same - engrossed in his/her story and reflecting on their reasons to be here.But later as you meet each one of them, you marvel at the way Abhijit weaved their tale.
A son discovers a shocking truth about the tenant his father keeps in his absence ; A lady seeks help from an acquaintance to get rid of a stranger following her ; A person gets his beliefs about love challenged and re-inforced within the same night , A guy feels guilty for cheating on his wife and the price he pays , A lady intent on a one night stand , A guy shattered after his wife's death , A man taking risks to revive his business , A long distance relationship ends some where ; A miraculous escape from death for another , and lastly a death justified !
I found myself marvel and even relate at times to the people in these situations , express pain and joy for some and a heartfelt sigh to others as if such people exist. I think they do.
The stories are named after popular songs and each begins with the scene before the end described first,moving into a flash back mode all time.
The writing is interesting ,simple and totally engaging in each story.
Rating : 5/5