Bookish Witch

Unspoken: A Bouquet of Short Stories by Sadhana Wadhwa

Book blurb:

The choices we make and their consequences we endure can be numerous. Look around and you will be able to see a different story being woven in everyone’s lives:
A woman who took the biggest decision of her life and paid the price, or then someone who had it all till one fateful night threatened to take it all away. Unrequited love and loss, or a second chance at reviving severed ties. Unspoken brings to you a collection of seven such stories, which take you through the journey of these souls, controlled by the biggest mystery of the universe that we call life.

Genre: Fiction/Short stories

Pages: 37

Format: Kindle

Price: 49 INR/$2.99

My Ratings: 3.7/5

Much like the title of the book, the stories are like a bouquet of a variety of genres. Do give this one a read if you’re a lover of short stories.

What I liked about the book:
–> Almost all the stories have an unexpected twist in the end.
–> Touches the theme of LGBTQ which is rare in Indian short stories genre.
–> I could finish the book in one go, in approximately an hour; and frankly such books are my favorite kind of books.
–> My favorite ones from this collection were ‘Stella’ and ‘Deliverance’ because both have sweet, positive teachings and endings with so many positive possibilities.

What I did not like about the book:
–> 38 pages seemed too short (at least to me)
–> Quite a few stories focused on eloping which I found repetitive.
–> A few stories seemed rushed or abrupt in their endings.

Quotable quotes:
–> Memories have a cunning way of sneaking back right when we don’t wish for them to.
–> Neither knew where they would go from here except that it would not be anything related to growing apart this time.

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