As part of Blogchatter’s Ebook Carnival I’m happy to share the book review today for one of my blogger friend, Priyal Poddar.
About the book:
This book is a collection of poems and short stories that have love as the basic premise. The interesting part is how Priyal has not limited it to romantic love. She has included everything from our love for objects to our friends and weaved different types of feelings beautifully in her writing.
About the author:
Priyal Poddar is a passionate blogger, mother and a content writer. She likes to write on Fashion, Lifestyle, Parenting and Fiction. She’s a romantic at heart and likes to pen down love stories too. She loves spending time with her near and dear ones and likes to live life to the fullest.
Fiction is a difficult genre to write on and love stories are especially tricky to do justice to. I often find myself losing interest midway because of loose writing or not connecting with half-heartedly written characters. Also, even the most beautiful stories get lost behind unnecessarily frilly words and over or under expressions. Priyal’s simple but relatable way of writing was truly a refreshing change.
What I liked about the book:
To begin with, I loved the creative of the book. Water signifies the purity of love and its depth in the most subtle and powerful way. Ehsaas, feelings in Hindi, is an apt name for the collection of poems and love stories in the book. Priyal has touched the different bonds people share with each other, whether they know each other briefly or for years together. She has charmingly included beautiful Hindi lines in her stories to accentuate her point and they work well indeed.
Points to ponder:
Most of the stories in the book are about unattained love, not sure whether by chance or design. For a book dedicated to love I would’ve liked if at least one love story reached it’s happily ever after. Also, I feel that the chapter on friendship was somewhat generalised and stood apart from the rest of the book.
If love stories interest you, this book is a pleasure to read and will restore your faith in love. Priyal’s writing is unassuming and she pours her heart out with her words. Her poems invoke feelings in you with their simplicity and honesty. I’m glad to have come across her book and am excited to read more of her work.
I hope my book review has made you curious about the book! You can download a free copy of her book here for limited time.
This review has been written as part of the Blogchatter Book Review Program.