15/1 Story Avenue – an address where you’ll come across 15 soul touching stories by one author. Be it a heartwarming campus romance, a spine chilling thriller, or a wonderful travelogue, you will find all under the same roof. The stories in this collection touch upon everyday lives. They speak of scenarios and characters you can strongly identify with. And yet, these tales grip your attention from the word go. Come, open the door and enter the house of stories. Wonderful surprises await you inside!
The cover of this book is designed elegantly and is a treat to one’s eyes. The other thing that catches your attention is the title of the book. The unique title which is embossed on an address plaque arouses curiosity of the readers. These elements create a lasting first impression of the book.
This book can be thought of a mini world comprising of stories of people from all walks of life. All stories are written in first person perspective of the protagonist. The characters are framed so realistically that many of them might resonate with your personality or even resemble people around you.
’15/1 Story Avenue’ is an anthology not restricted to a particular genre. The right blend of genres like love, thriller, humour, sci-fi makes it a peasant read. The one liners were written beautifully and the feelings they echoed reached my heart.
Special mention goes to the stories ‘MANDROID’ and ‘Vinashak’. ‘MANDROID’ is a perfect amalgamation of human emotions sprinkled with bits of sci-fi. ‘Vinashak’ is a story strongly backed by technology with a touch of ancient scriptures. The unusual combination incorporated in these stories makes them stand out from the others in the lot.
I felt that the narration could have been better in some of the stories.The humour in the stories managed to bring a smile on my face, but I felt that they could have been better in some places.
The book is a light read and can be handy during routine mundane journeys to your college or workplace. Some stories are so good that they are eligible for re-reading.
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