Series Review – ‘It’s all About Love’

‘It’s all about love’ is an anthology of seven stories. They are short, concise and full of love.

Author: Sourabh Mukherjee

Publishers: Srishti Publishers and Distributors

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Aarav a commissioning editor in a publishing house is on the brink of writing his novel. His determination to complete his unfinished work brought him to his ancestral home in Mussoorie. Meanwhile his past follows him like a dark shadow.

A heady concoction of longing and suspense will leave you with a haunted feeling. The eloquent language and picturesque settings will evoke the right emotions.

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The Gift

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A popular cookery show catches the fancy of Jay’s grandmother Nalini, regardless of the silent bickering of her husband. Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Jay is looking forward to spend the day with his girlfriend Tina. But his elaborate plans go kaput by a sudden calamity struck in his family.

The story envelopes you in a warm embrace. It had a tinge of sadness and humour. The sudden turn of events will take you by shock and surprise. The sub plots merge seamlessly with the main theme. The ending will leave you overwhelmed with unexplained emotions.

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The Cookery Show and a Love Story

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Mike forgoes his promotion to be present at one place in the world which meant everything to him. The past looms over him and his family. The pain inflicted by the wounds are still felt by them. His father, David lost his memory owing to an unfortunate accident. Mike decides to take his father to a special place. What is its significance in his world? Read the book to find out.

The narrative shifts between the point of views of David and Mike. The story had a sombre tone to it. The pages of past flutter only to cause more pain to the protagonists. The present is as realistic it can get hitting you hard in the face.

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A Special Day

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Love doesn’t feel complete unless ones desires are satiated. Oindrila longed for physical proximity, her longing was ignored under the garb of work and responsibilities. Hiding behind a mask she manages to deceive everybody around her including her inner self.

The title complements the theme of the story. The story unfolds slowly, the author successfully keeps the suspense under wraps with the help of vivid descriptions and appropriate settings. The narrative moves smoothly alongside well refined language.The extent to which people can tread to fulfill their needs, under the pretext of ethics and morals is worth contemplating.

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Masks

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Shubho is looking forward to the Navratri this year irrespective of the rain planning to wreak havoc the festivities. Athreyee, his next door neighbour’s wife catches his fancy. She too begins to notices him and develops hots for him. Shubho and Athreyee spend quality time secretly sneaking out from their girlfriend and husband respectively.

The narrative is smooth and free flowing. The author has elucidated the nuances of human relationship beautifully in words. The plot captures the spirit of Kolkata, it’s liveliness during the auspicious occasion of Navratri and the slumber post it while waiting for the occasion to arrive next year. The cultural extravaganza has been vividly described.

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An Autumn Turmoil

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A man waits for an elderly gentleman, Dibakar Roy hiding behind a pole opposite to a bank with bated breath.He has opium in his mouth which sends him to a state of delirium. The past materialises in front of his eyes, making him uneasy. Armed with a gun, he has lost faith in the system and has decided to take the matter in his own hands. Taking careful measured steps, he fires at him. Why did a dutiful officer in forces tread the path of revenge?

This story brought out a different side of love, the one that is seeking vengeance for closure. The scenes were brought out to life by the writing style. The narrative keeps shifting back and forth between the past and the present. Both of them were interlinked well.The setting was constructed in such a manner that the suspense was kept in wraps till the very end.

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The Hunt

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Abani Halder constantly subjected to the ill treatment by his son and his daughter-in-law decides to end his life. Having lived in utter penury himself in childhood, he rose higher in the job hierarchy and ensured a good life for his son. Life was going in its own miserable pace for him, until he was distraught eavesdropping the conversation between his son and his wife. When he took a step ahead in his endeavour, a flood of memories came rushing by.

We are bestowed with one life. Even though the odds may not be in our favour every time, one should not give up. The author has elucidated this efficiently. The story questions the sanctity of blood relations citing an example of a dysfunctional family.

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The Death Wish

About the Author

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Sourabh Mukherjee is the bestselling author of two psychological thriller novels ‘The Colours of Passion: Unravelling Dark Secrets behind the Limelight’ (Readomania, Aug 2017) and ‘In the Shadows of Death: A Detective Agni Mitra Thriller’ (Srishti, Dec 2015), ‘Romance Shorts’ (2016), a collection of dark-romance short stories, a 2-part series ‘Beyond 22 Yards’ on stories of Love and Crime from the world of cricket, and ‘It’s All About Love’, an anthology of love stories.

‘The Colours of Passion’ was long-listed in WordToScreen 2018 (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image MAMI). It was among Top 10 New Arrivals in Starmark outlets across the country for the month of its release. MyBookPick.com ranked ‘The Colours of Passion’ and ‘In the Shadows of Death’ among top thrillers by Indian authors in 2017 and 2015 respectively. He was a recipient of the Golden Pen Award in the Monsoon Romance Contest 2014 for his story ‘The Girl of My Monsoons’ organized by Sulekha.com and judged by an eminent panel of literary luminaries.

P.S: Which of these stories caught your fancy? Confused?! Buy them all. Do you prefer standalone novels or series? Comment down your choices.

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