A fanatical collector of beetles finds out too late where his passion has led him. A woman out on a shopping spree in a glitzy mall finds she can’t go home again. A servant girl experiences a cruel loss of innocence when she eats something that wasn’t meant for her. In the sweltering heat of Bombay, a schoolgirl finds the ground slipping beneath her feet except when she’s watching Star Trek. Four friends meet for drinks one evening, only to find that their friendship is not what it seems. And, in the extraordinary title story, a student who has worshipped his teacher for decades comes to a terrible realization about him. Meanwhile, his old mentor is planning a cunning legacy of his own.
MY VIEWS –
It is short story collection consisting of 10 emotion filled and tension raging stories. This is my first short story reading in this year, and it is really mind boggling and engaging. The vocabulary of the author is really descriptive and amazing. Each story deals with human emotions/demons that we hide in some corner of our head&heart. The very first story homo cploepatra -is deep- intense more about possessivness. in her book you need to read carefully, or you may miss certain important points.Each story is like a short film unfolding right before your eyes.Certainly a book that keeps you hooked along till the last page. The cover, typeset and book quality is really delightful and adds to the experience of book reading. All the stories are way too amazing to be favourited. The flow of the stories is beautiful too, the imagery. It will be really amazing to see what else the author has in store for us.The stories are realistic and brilliant. Some stories felt a little less intense as the others, but it makes a good book. Recommended for every reader, it is a elaborative,gut kicking metaphors and awe-leaving stories with thoughts that we keep somewhere away buried deep down.
OVERALL – 4/5