Today on The Book Files the book up for review is Solitude Revisted by Manaswita Ghosh. I was sent the book by Arudhaa Club in exchange of an honest review.
This book is a collection of 10 short stories dealing with the introspection of one’s thoughts, regrets and desires with themselves. Not all people feel lovely when they are alone and this is what the book goes to show. It shows us that the closest and the clearest we are to ourselves is when we are alone and have time to deliberate our life choices through our own set morals.
Some stories are written with a heart wrenching tenor while the others somehow are unable to capture the same essence as it’s counterparts. The writing is easy and sometimes a little on middle grade level and the editing is done well if not great.
I like the way different human emotions Andre revealed and explored through the stories but it could have been a lot better had it not have been outweighed by the mediocre ones.
A total of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars for the idea, concept and great stories. Could have been a lot more had it not been marred by the other okay-ish stories.
Until next time!