Book Reviews

Believe the Make-Believe | Aditya Choudhary | Book Review

  • Author: Aditya Choudhary
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Notion Press (14 May 2020)

Book Review

Believe the Make-Believe by Aditya Choudhary is a poetry book with brute voice, blunt expression, and honest opinions. This pretty book contains 76 poems each dealing with a different aspect – life, existence, dreams, self-exploration, love, desire, hope, and the list goes on. That was its specialty – the variety spread across the book, keeping us hooked to it.

The poems are both thought-provoking and evocative. As they touch upon several subjects, we get to have a sneak peek into the mind of our author. His experiences and observations have culminated in this collection that resonates with us at least on some level. The author has attempted to give a bold voice to his thoughts. Although I didn’t find the poems free-flowing or dreamy, they were brutally honest and candid. They had a voice of authority that commands us to take note of things that are both important and ignored. Believe the Make-Believe stood apart for its straightforward expression. If there was something meant to be said, the author said it, in his own way, without sounding a bit apologetic. We need that honesty. We do.

Not just the writing was different, the structure and presentation of poems were unique too. Barring a handful, all the poems were long, some extended beyond a page or two. I can sum it up as – This is a poetry book that has a lot of stories to narrate. That portrays that the author had much to say and the book turned out to be the means to deliver it fully. There is a tinge of melancholy, blunt veracity of facts, and an endeavor to make us confront the truth, the raw and naked truth.

There is too much going inside the book. And if you are patient enough to hold on to its content, this 126-page book will not disappoint you really.


Buy your copy: Believe the Make-Believe



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