Title : Life and the Grey Notes
Author : Mayank S. Sengar
No.of pages : 130
Price : Rs 149/-
Publishers : Zorba books
The collection of short stories in English, Life and the Grey Notes, brings home the simple truths of human nature, the essential human ingredients. The author has you reflecting, smiling, as you relate intimately to the characters and situations that people these stories. From the inescapable dilemma of a tea stall owner caught in the mesh of societal hypocrisy, to the inherent tendency to presume and judge that lurks within each one of us, the cherished place we accord to individual faith and the element of divinity, the intricately entwined threads of emotion in the Indian ethos can all be derived from this collection of experiences in the form of a book. The turning point in some stories where the protagonist emerges as a hero or confronts his own inevitable human frailties will warm many a heart, cutting across reader demographics such as age, geography and language. Suitable read right from a teenager to a young adult to an adult. Heartwarming, thought-provoking, explores human relationships and human psychology yet light and humorous, this short stories collection makes for an ideal quick read with your leisurely cuppa chai…..
This book is a collection of short stories with a unique message in itself. Everystories of the book is unique in its own way and leaves an everlasting impact in the readers mind. Life is not just a black and white note but it also has some grey shades in between and the author has very well weaved every stories to pass on this message. Every stories begins with a quick introduction about the message it covers and the stories are constructed in simple words to make the reading comfortable. Some of the stories which crushed my heart are The Evening Call. This story not only reflected the advantage of technology in today’s world but also it mirrored the loneliness, a man faces after his retirement. This story is a must read. I also loved the story The God’s Particle. Through this story, the author has made us believe that nothing is impossible and we always own God within us.
This book is a must read to understand the emotional hurdles of the life and also it gives a refreshment to live. The cover page could have been more attractive. And every stories justifies the title.
Cover : 3 / 5
Plot : 3.5 / 5
Story : 4 / 5
Overall rating : 3.5 / 5
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