Short Stories with a difference

Thursday, 20 December 2018

The Secrets of Ghostwriting - Spotlight


The Secrets of Ghostwriting  by D. R Downer
  A guide that will tell you everything there is to know about the big, bad, mysterious, and often misunderstood world of Ghostwriting.
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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Mis-fit Parents in Faulkner's Select Texts - Book Review

In today’s age of aggressive book marketing, it takes tremendous courage to pen a book like Mis-fit Parents in Faulkner’s Select Texts. Noel Polk says, “He [William Faulkner] remains elusive for us, even with umpteen volume-length biographies, several volumes of letters, and more than a zillion essays that explore various aspects of his life in his works and out of them” (“Was Not Was Not” 19). It is in light of these observations that book like Mis-fit Parents in Faulkner’s Select Texts assumes tremendous importance.

This is not for the first time that Faulkner’s writings are critically analyzed. But the overall trend of Faulknerian criticism encompasses such broad areas as race, class, gender, realism, modernism, post-modernism, feminism, post-structuralism, rhetorical and ideological theories and cultural studies. But Mis-fit Parents in Faulkner’s Select Texts discusses family relationships in his work. There is also a close proximity among Faulkner’s fictional parents and his biological parents, Maud and Murry Falkner. This makes the book even interesting.

The writing is lucid and engaging. In today’s era of Internet parenting has turned challenging. And Mis-fit Parents in Faulkner’s Select Texts will definitely help the parents in raising their children. This book is highly recommended.


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

The Death Wish - Book Review


The Death WishThe Death Wish by Sourabh Mukherjee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Death Wish is a short story written by Sourabh Mukherjee. The protagonist of the story is an old man called Abani. Abani is a self-made man. With humble beginnings, Abani has had his share of struggles. Now that he is well settled in his life, he wishes to have a nice retired life. But the conversation between his son and daughter-in-law which he overhears changes everything.

The author brings to life the vagaries of old age, though they are predictable. Abani’s rags to riches story is interesting. The tussle between life and death is also brought up well. The story is well edited and can happen in anyone’s house. Further the optimistic ending is cherry on the cake. If and only if it was a little better. Yet The Death Wish is surely a one time read.

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