Saturday, 30 July 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Rukhsat The Departure by Sujit Banerjee

" Twenty-six alphabets, twenty-six names, and twenty-six short stories. Each exploring one unique emotion, taking you into the dark recess of the mind. Some frothy and most of them dark. Most standing alone and some facing a mirror, where the same story comes alive in two different ways, through two different protagonist . Meet myriad characters - from the single-minded prostitute to the man on the railways station bereft of any memory; a woman desperate for a biological child to a dead man's trial. Meet a jealous lover with a twisted brain and a gay man's memory of a one-night encounter. Meet twenty-six such characters arrested and sentenced for life inside the pages of a book. Each one leaving an indelible mark on your soul.. "

BOOK REVIEW: - I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

There are overall 26 stories arranged alphabetically A to Z , some standing

alone, and some chatting up with their long lost friends. All the story are engaging and will grab the attention of readers.Its a blend of emotions, feelings of anger,darkness,betrayal.
There is a mixed feeling of nostalgia and curiosity.
The stories are short & some may seems to be incomplete.

Where a story stops, another one begins. The thing with them is they never walk alone. They always walk with a group of friends. Each reaches its own climax.

Each character is sketched very well.The writing style is very impressive that adds to the beauty of the book.

I would give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Born to Bengali parents in Lucknow, Sujit grew up in Patna, where he finished his post-graduation in Psychology, from Patna University and ended up becoming a tour operator instead of a Psychologist. His work took him all over the globe and introduced him to the worlds of Mayans and Aztecs. He started getting interested in Shamanic ways, in healing and joined Pranic Healing courses to become a certified healer. Today, he both heals as well as reads Tarot cards. He continues to work in tourism and lives in Delhi. This is his first work of fiction.

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