- Author: Pratik P Sharda
- Genre: Short Stories
- Paperback: 188 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (23 December 2019)
- Language: English
How do you view life? Monochrome or colorful?
I have forever appreciated the different shades of life. It’s the colors that impart value to life. If there wouldn’t be any color (read, challenges, happiness, sorrows, ups, and downs), I doubt there would be anything called life then. It shall be a void, a null!
Life In Different Colours by Pratik Sharda is an eclectic mix of short stories drawing inspiration from different aspects of life. After a bad reading slump, I have been recovering slowly and I am glad this book just gave me the right amount of boost. I finished it in two sittings separated by long duration. However, I believe that it was all worth it.
The stories are simple, sweet, and perfectly engaging. They explore different themes and emotions such as love, family values, corruption, ransom, infidelity, sacrifice, crime, etc. I particularly loved the stories in the first half of the book. They had shocking climaxes and ended fantastically, something I absolutely love about the stories. The latter half had relatively predictable stories that were sweet and imparted some important life lessons.
What kept me involved me the book was its simplicity and authenticity. I found the language easy and writing pretty much lucid. The flow didn’t break except for a few instances where I found conversations between characters tasteless. They were more or less monotonous moments for me which didn’t contribute significantly to the plot. However, the author made sure to keep the pace moderate and stated for I didn’t stop reading it yesterday. I finished it in a go!
This is a book that helps you get over your slump, the one that gives you comfort in distress, the one you read on the rainy evenings, the one that just opens up the world of real-life to you. Although it is a good read for all the readers, I would especially suggest it to those who want to start reading. This one would be easy on your head and comforting for your heart. Kudos to the author for doing a good job with creating this collection of short stories.
MY RATING: 4/ 5
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