BOOK REVIEW OF- 15/1 Story Avenue By- Avishek Gupta 

        

    ·         Format: Kindle Edition

·         File Size: 1011 KB

·         Print Length: 136 pages

·         Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited

·         Language: English

 

 

THE PLOT IN BRIEF-

15/1 Story Avenue – an address where you’ll come across 15 soul touching stories by one author. Be it a heart-warming campus romance, a spine chilling thriller, or a wonderful travelogue, you will find all under the same roof. The stories in this collection touch upon everyday lives. They speak of scenarios and characters you can strongly identify with. And yet, these tales grip your attention from the word go. Come, open the door and enter the house of stories. Wonderful surprises await you inside!

THE TITLE-

I loved the title. It gives you a portrait of your imaginations. The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours. The title along with the cover is so beautifully arranged that you would feel Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it’s a way of making contact with someone else’s imagination after a day that’s all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.

The amalgamation of the address with the storyline was perfect and unique. 15 stories compressed within a single book and that’s what 15/1 Story Avenue is what for you.

REVIEW OF THE BOOK-

Emotions do play a major role in all the 15 amalgamations the author has portrayed. Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, “Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody.” … [My dark side says,] I am no good… I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the “Beloved.” Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.

I really loved the stories “A honeymoon to remember” and “A Ganges full of love” not only because it deals with petty emotions, but it also incorporates those emotions within us. Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness; it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empathy who is broken; it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.

Many silences in my soul” gives us a different view about emotions. There is a relationship between the eye contacts we make and the perceptions that we create in our heads, a relationship between the sound of another’s voice and the emotions that we feel in our hearts, a relationship between our movements in space all around us and the magnetic pulls we can create between others and ourselves. All of these things (and more) make up the magic of every ordinary day and if we are able to live in this magic, to feel and to dwell in it, we will find ourselves living with magic every day. These are the white spaces in life, the spaces in between the written lines, the cracks in which the sunlight filters into. Some of us swim in the overflowing of the wine glass of life, we stand and blink our eyes in the sunlight reaching unseen places, we know where to find the white spaces, and we live in magic.

 

I loved the book because for its iridescent plots. Please do give a read and here is your order link-

https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06XWV1QBQ?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=15%2F1%20story%20avenue&portal-device-attributes=desktop&qid=1501995721&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

YOU SHOULD READ THIS BECAUSE

 

1.      THE BEAUTIFUL AMALGAMATION OF EMOTIONS WITH LOVE.

 

2.      THE EMOTIONS DESCRIBED THROUGHOUT THE PLOT.

 

 

3.      THE FEELING OF-“For you are you, and I am I, and once we were we… but as long as I exist and so do you – know that I will always love you”

 

 

RATINGS-

Overall I would like to rate the book 45 on a scale of 50.

4 stars out of 5

1.     Originality of the plot and sub plots- 9/10

2.     Net emotions in the story- 9/10

3.     Usage of words and phrases-8/10

4.     The title, cover and the illustration-10/10

5.     The net impact on the readers- 9/10

 

 

 

 

 

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