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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Name: Black, Grey & White 
Author: Santosh Avvannavar, Santosh Biradar
Publishers: Hoffen
ISBN: 978-9383701110
Number of Pages: 138
Price: 225 [INR]

The Blurb:

       This book gifts its readers five fantastic short stories that has a common aim - to spread awareness about AIDS. It is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their solidarity for HIV positive people. The book is an eye opener for anyone who wish to see the wave of positive change in society. Everyone including the brave hearts Savita, Chintu, Mithali has the right to live with their head held high without fear of social ostracization. Life does not have to be like this. The time is ripe to act now with one's sense and sensibility. Break the myths. Come, be the change!

My Review:

       This book is all about the most dreaded and misunderstood disease - AIDS. The book consists of 5 short stories, each of which strive to create some awareness. The most sensitive topic like AIDS is handled with so much dignity in these stories. 

       The first story - Shahid - The Martyr deals with the myths associated with this disease. It also has a touch of mystery which makes the story more interesting. I liked how the story progresses as Lalitha puts all the clues together. This was one of the very well written stories.

       The next three stories deal with issues faced by the victims - their social status, their humiliation, their worries and their life in general. Chintu's story tugs at your heart strings while Savita's dedication and determination will leave you awe struck and as per Mithali, the protagonist of the third story, well I was just shocked! Each story manages to rise a different emotion in the reader's mind.

         The fifth and the last story is an adaption from the holy bible. This was another story that I enjoyed reading.

       All stories are different in that they deal with different emotions yet they are similar; their goal is to spread awareness. I must say the authors have succeeded in this to a great extent. Simple and dignified way of dealing with such a controversial topic. A good read!

My Rating3.5/5 Stars!

PS: This book was sent to me by the author but the views expressed are my own.

Until the next review,
Keep Reading :)

Swathi :)


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