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Monday, January 25, 2016

Book Review : 'Like Smoke' by Paro Anand


It is with great sadness that I must share the fact that I have not read any books by the author, Paro Anand. I have known her for quite a few years, but it is only now, that I have finally read a book on adolescents by her. And it was brilliant.

'Like Smoke' includes 20 different stories of 20 different teenagers. Every story touches upon the emotions that every teenager may have felt during that part of our lives, or maybe even when one is older. They include stories of friendship, love, religion, death and hate. Or just the opposite, sometimes in the same story, over a period of time. 

Stories such as, ‘Those Yellow Flowers of August’, ‘Wild Child’, ‘In the Shadow of Greatness’, ‘See you Shortly’ ‘Jason Jamison and I’, ‘City Boy’, which make you feel happy, sad or even angry, or just peaceful. Or perhaps try ‘Susu’, which would have you laughing loudly.

Each one of these tales will touch you in some way or another. Because their
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subjects are like that. They are not all of one subject, of one period, or even of one emotion. But they all might have been a part of your life, some way or the other. There are parts which one may like, dislike, love or even hate.

All these stories could touch a raw nerve or have you remembering your own story, of just being there. I will not write anymore beyond this, a review of this book is something, which is better left unsaid. Better go, grab a copy of your own. Highly recommended.


You can Buy the Book, right here.
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