I received the book Still Loved…Still Missed! : The Myriad Hues of Souls by Mridula as a review copy from the author. And am thankful to her for the same.
“Still loved…Still missed! The myriad hues of souls” is a collection of 14 short stories and a poem. These stories span characters and emotional states with canny details that touch the depths of your soul. Picturing the complexities of love, misery and mystery, the stories try to gnaw your heart like never before.
What does a flower teach us we often fail to see?
“The belly is an ungrateful wretch.” Is it true?
Once Tasha obtains a treasure in her garden, what happens next?
Ever wondered about the sparseness and illusions in life?
Does death put an end to true love?
Have all the ascetics won over their emotions?
With the power of simple language, this book transports the readers to a world scarcely thought of in our bustling lives. The allegories maintain an intense rhythm of life prompting the readers to perceive things from a unique angle.
“A whole bookful to make you think, cry, think again and move on.”
This book is a collection of 14 short stories and poem written in simple language. These stories have been written from the perspective of humans, animals and different things. These stories are about sepals, a bamboo coracle, a mother, a girl who wanted to be a paraglider, a person who loves the fall season, about a person who should not get distracted while crossing a pass, a sanyaasin, a little girl who is close to her grandmother, a story of two friends and hunger, a person who writes to his departed wife about their daughter’s wedding, a lady who is a nature lover and who gave up the fortunes to be an environmentalist and about a person who won the award offered by multinational company and still is not happy and another story about an old person who has a hate-love relationship with the winter night. The poem is beautiful and needs to be read to enjoy the beauty.
All stories have different theme and can be read easily, one story at a time. Almost all these stories are short and all carry a deep meaning. The language is simple and all the stories have beautifully developed characters. Some stories really touched my heart and there some stories which I felt it could be developed into longer ones. The author’s inside into a lot many things has been beautifully depicted in the book. I hope to read more stories from this author.
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.