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Saturday, 14 November 2015

TitleUmbilical Cord 
AuthorMeena R Chandawarkar & Santosh Avvannavar
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Number of Pages108
Price545 [INR]

The Blurb:

Here comes a compilation of 40 short stories by Meena R Chandawarkar and Santosh Avvannavar that uses The Umbilical Cord as a metaphor to bring social awareness and intends to draw the reader’s attention towards the society. The stories in this book revolve around love, forgiveness, empathy etc. as society is a cobweb of relationships. There is something for everyone in this book. Read on to find out which ‘cord’ is closer to your heart, as the Umbilical Cord is an attachment that remains forever…the name says it all…

My Review:

       This book, as mentioned in the blurb is a collection of 40 short stories. There are many things that remain with us in this life time. These things are compared to the Umbilical Cord - A Cord that remains, always, in many ways. Among the 40 short stories, some were good and some weren't. Many of the stories in the collection were thought provoking. They make you ponder on so many aspects of life. 

The chapter titles and the tag line associated with each one of them was self explanatory. It pretty much gave an idea about what to expect in that particular chapter. All the stories are extremely short, 2 - 3 pages in length. While this is good in the sense that the stories make a quick read, some of the stories felt incomplete. It felt like the stories ended too soon before making an impact on readers.

The language used is simple and easy to understand. A wide range of topics are covered and many of them attempt on creating social awareness. There is something for every type of reader in this book, which he/she can relate to. This realistic approach helps the readers to identify with the stories, which is very important. All in all, this book is a very quick read which will give some food for your thoughts.

My Rating:

Until the next review,
Keep Reading :)

Starry Eyed Reader :)


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