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Something which I have loved all the time. It's BOOKS!! So, presenting a whole new saga, of books and a little about them, whatever I can find, write, visualise and imagine...
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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
Each one of these tales
will touch you in some way or another. Because their
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.