- Author: Jithu Biji Thomas
- Genre: Short Stories
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (3 May 2018)
- Language: English
Mumblings from the Depth by Jithu Biji Thomas is a collection of 21 short stories reflecting the different faces of pain in human lives. The central theme in each story remained to be a pain (heartbreak, longing, worsened face of humanity, etc). Thus, the book very well justifies its title.
Each story begins with a poetic verse that hints at what could be expected in the story. The stories travel through different aspects of human life and present us with raw emotions. They did not set in one place, one country, or even one timeline. They are spread far and wide across the realms of time and space. A few of them intrigued me with their evocative narrative while others fared just well.
Lucid writing coupled with acute observation of the surroundings brought out these stories. The narration is pretty good creating vivid descriptions of characters, places, and emotions. There are metaphors and symbols to portray the essence of any story which turned out to be good. There are grace and charm that underlines this book. However, a round of editing would have definitely made the book better.
I believe anybody looking for short stories would enjoy reading this collection.
MY RATING: 3/ 5
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