Facts, fiction and photographs in a book!!
When I read this, the first and foremost thing that popped up in my head was, “Wow! This sure is a novel concept”, but the a moment later, another thought struck me, “Would it be like a catalogue or a coffee table book”?
The doubts were put to rest when I saw the initial pages of the book. The Stopover written by Deepa Pinto and Ram Prakash, is the first of its kind Photo Fiction. The Stopover has 4 Stories, in 4 locales brought alive with over 100 Photos shot by Ram.
The 4 stories are set in beautiful locations…
- ‘The Tibetan Wheel of Wisdom’ is from Ladakh
- ‘A Rocking Horse Can Gallop Too’ is set in Channapatna, the land of toys
- ‘The Sun Shines Forever’ is from the world of Toda tribe in Ooty and
- ‘I Hear Them Calling’ is set in Chennai.
The Tibetan Wheel of Wisdom is a story of Varun who goes to Leh post his break-up with Meghna, to recharge his batteries. He discovers Leh, it’s culture, cuisine and history through his guide cum chauffeur and his 2 friends.
The storyline is captivating but what engrosses you completely are the pictures that go along with the narrative, thereby painting a complete picture in your mind. Some excerpts with pictures from the book…
“You see those flags? They are prayer flags, which when blown by the wind, are meant to
spread goodwill and compassion everywhere. The colours stand for the five elements, blue for
sky, white for air, red for fire, green for water and yellow for earth,” said Tashi.
“Hey, let me take the wheel for a while. It would be a pleasure to drive on these winding roads through these vast open spaces. A welcome change from manoeuvring through the chaos of Bangalore roads.”
There are 1-3 pictures per page spread. All the pictures are rich and vibrant which gel well with the storyline. The powerful short stories along with wonderful shots will surely enthral the readers.
The book will be released in October and even before its release has gained a lot of popularity as is evident from its Facebook Page.
The Stopover is a novel concept in the fiction market which is sure to make it big because of its unique and creative presentation along with a wonderful narrative.
Rating : 4/5
September 21, 2012 10:26 am|
Tht seems another interesting book. Tell me this – if this is set to release oct how did u manage to lay hands on it… Hmmm??
N heyy how did u manage this “reply” option in blogger
September 21, 2012 11:04 am|
Hi Meena! yeah it sure looks like one interesting book.
Regarding how I got to know abt it?? Well, the author sent me the first few pages for first impression/review. :))
Regarding this comment format in blogger, what you need to do is…
In Blogger, switch to new blogger interface.
Go to Settings – then Posts & Comments – Select Embedded Comments. It will be done. 🙂
September 23, 2012 6:10 pm|
Wooow! tht makes u the book editor na… thts so koo!
N I did try tht comment embedded but no luck :-/
September 21, 2012 11:15 am|
I liked the book too!
September 21, 2012 12:05 pm|
Yes, it’s different!! 🙂
Liked your review of this book! 🙂
September 21, 2012 11:27 am|
🙂 I loved the second picture you have added to the article ..
September 21, 2012 12:06 pm|
This book has over 100 such mesmerizing and beautiful pics and the best is that they are apt with the narration!
September 21, 2012 11:35 am|
I have read another review of this book somewhere. I would love to lay my hands on this one. The book sounds really wonderful.
September 21, 2012 12:09 pm|
Even I am keen to see the actual book in my hands!! 🙂
September 21, 2012 1:18 pm|
I’ve not read this book but a pictorial concept like this has been on my mind for sometime. This sure sounds interesting, thanks for posting about it. Will check it out soon.
September 21, 2012 6:55 pm|
Hi Swapna! Are you planning to write a book with pics!!?? Wow!!! 🙂
It sure is a novel concept and in this book the pics are so beautiful… simply loved the way they have been shot and interwoven with the stories! 🙂
September 21, 2012 5:28 pm|
That sounds wonderful Shilpa. I will checkout their fb page 🙂
September 21, 2012 6:56 pm|
That’s great! You may check out their website too!
September 21, 2012 9:36 pm|
Very interesting. Would love to read this book.
September 25, 2012 4:41 pm|
Yeah, I am looking forward to read it too! 🙂
September 22, 2012 6:47 am|
wow!!The book made for an awesome read..just the right blend of clicks in picturesque locations n text to go with it…this book is a must read…
September 25, 2012 4:43 pm|
Yes, it sure is! Do check it out! It will be available by October.
September 22, 2012 3:31 pm|
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September 23, 2012 2:38 pm|
Must lay my hands on this book also. The photograph of winding roads brought a lot of memories of my visits to Lahul Spiti. Looking forward to your next visit to Delhi.
September 25, 2012 4:44 pm|
Yes, Sir, this book looks very promising! Even we have witnessed these winding roads enroute Leh! It is so picturesque!
Yes, definitely, it will be a pleasure to meet you! 🙂
September 24, 2012 4:25 pm|
Wow this sounds so very interesting 🙂 thanks for sharing!
September 25, 2012 4:48 pm|
Yes, I liked it a lot! the pics are so vibrant and the story is captivating too! 🙂
September 25, 2012 3:54 pm|
I heard about this book last week and felt that I should read it. Thanks for confirming my feeling, Shilpa. 🙂
September 25, 2012 4:50 pm|
This book will be released in October, Corinne, so do check it out… am keen to read it too! 🙂
September 26, 2012 5:57 am|
The description of the book is awesome and captivating. When the trailer is so good, how amazing will tha main show be? The introducion given by you is so unique,that every one will be eager to see the Book itself.
October 1, 2012 5:09 pm|
Yes, Ma’am the book looks promising! Keenly waiting to read and view it soon 🙂
October 1, 2012 4:56 pm|
Hey did these guys take mail ids from u? Just asking bcoz I ws surprised to see a mail from them 😛
October 1, 2012 5:08 pm|
Hi Swaram! Yes, I got a mail from them about the review, not for the mail ids. Mail ids they must have got from our blog or other blogging forums!
October 4, 2012 9:52 am|
This sounds like a kind of book I would love reading and viewing… since I hold more interest for Leh and traveling. Pls let me know when it released 🙂
Thanks for sharing about this precious book, Shilpa.
October 4, 2012 9:56 am|
There has been Authors’ special release for The Stopover. You may, click here and place your order :
And can follow all about the book on its facebook page. Link for the same is in the post above!