Still Loved… Still Missed – Book Review

  • Author: Mridula
  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (2019)
  • Language: English

My Review

Your absence has gone through me

Like thread through a needle.

Everything I do is stitched with its color.

Have you ever heard of Sepal and a bamboo coracle? Do they intrigue you? Would you like to know their stories? Grab Still Loved… Still Missed which is imbued with heartwarming stories to sadden and rev up your spirit, both at the same time.

It is a collection of 15 soothing short stories and poems which are woven beautifully. In each work, you could identify with the author’s penchant for nature. The way she presented her own emotions and thoughts through them is amazing. As you begin with the journey, you meet sepal which teaches you to perform his/ her duties in the world without any expectations. Each story has melancholy enwrapped in it. Actually, the melancholy is the central theme which is brought forth in different ways. Also, a ray of hope which shrouds melancholy eventually is also pointed in the book. In short, this book is about love and the hope of something good existing in this universe. I am enamored with a few stories. They revolve around dreams and reality, light and darkness, right and wrong, moral and immoral, lucky and unlucky. It is the effect of the opposites which underline this short book.

The writing style is, without a hint of doubt, intriguing. It is beautiful and keeps you glued to the book. It is attracting and bewitching in a way that you connect to the sadness, to the characters. The flow of individual story and poetry is good. More importantly, the cover is pretty simple and charming. Also, the brownie points would be given for its precise and concise content. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and so, finished it in a seating.

If you are looking for a short and pleasant read, do check out this book!

MY RATING: 4/ 5


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