Ebbs & Flows

Title: Ebbs & FlowsEbbs & Flows
Author: Amitava Chaudhuri
Publisher: Blackbuck Publications
ISBN: 978-163102219-7
Number of Pages: 125
Price [INR] : 100
Genre: Fiction (Short Stories)

ย Imagine.

A person you have wronged years ago suddenly returns to haunt your life. Or-you are faced with a situation where fate challenges you to dare follow the lofty things you had so openly preached. Or-a man who shamelessly boasts of his achievements suddenly finds his lie turning into a beautiful reality. Or-you discover a rather sinister side of the person you had secretly worshipped.

These situations can be faced by any of us. Correction-probably by none of us. That is because we are common people, destined to lead an ordinary life. However, no power in the world can stop even the most common of common men from imagining.

The answer to these imaginations is a tide of emotions-some joyful, some slightly depressing. But then, that is life-ebbs and flows of emotion.

Ebbs & Flows is a collection of 14 short stories which explore the various emotions we experience in the ebb and flow of life. The highs and the lows… the bitter and sweet, the grey days and the bright sunny days. And all these ups and downs, just like the tides, make our life interesting and worth living.

Almost all the stories in Ebbs & Flows, which are a slice of life of a common man, has some take-away, something to ponder on and something that touches you as a reader. What I liked about the stories is that they are all very realistic. The writing is simple and crisp and to the point with smooth narrative.

Some of the stories which I liked the most are, Man and Beast, The Cripple, All in Your Mind, Doubts, The Little Boy and His Goddess.

I wish the cover and feel of the book was more appealing and the book had more stories.

Ebbs & Flows is a quick breezy read and an ideal for a short journey.

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27 thoughts on “Ebbs & Flows

  1. This sounds like a book I would love to read (and write maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Did I tell you I am planning a book? Fiction, probably. These reviews help me, both as a reader and a potential writer. Thanks for the insight, Shilpa!

    • Yes, a lot of backlog of book reading! Hopefully will catch up in a few more days! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do check this one, Vishal. The stories do touch a chord and it is breezy read too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. First of all I am amazed at your reading speed ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    And as for the book, it sounds like a good read and yes, an interesting cover and blurb is very important for a book to be picked up, esp if it is a new author. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOL ๐Ÿ˜€ I have a goal of reading and reviewing a book a day. And I have a huge pile of unread books. So attacking them with a happy vengeance ๐Ÿ˜€
      The short stories in this book are really interesting and make you think too! So go for it, whenever you can ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. This book I find quite intriguing. And I like it that it is short enough to be read in one evening probably ๐Ÿ™‚ When reading fiction I don’t like to spread the reading across too many days ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks Shilpa. You are doing a great job with these reviews. Enjoy the great reading summer you are having ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yes, I prefer to read in one or 2 sittings as well. But then some books keep lying untouched for months with few pages being read every now and then. This one is a short one, and you can certainly finish it in an hour. Thank you Beloo. Glad you are liking these reviews and yes, I am having a great time reading all these books too ๐Ÿ™‚

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