Bookish Witch

Heartbreak at Coffee Shop: An Array of Tales by Ravi Valluri

Book Blurb:

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.” – Brene Brown

Perhaps the fear of darkness diminishes human joy into ever lengthening shadows. Yet the world is a beautiful place dotted with extraordinary creation and events. Light and darkness are two sides of the same coin and one cannot exist without the other. “Heartbreak at Coffee Shop” by Ravi Valluri is a series of short stories, drabbles and plays that casts the spotlight on the darker side of the coin.

•Not all love stories reach their conclusion.
•What happens when one paints Judas?
•How do the strains of our music sound to the gods?

Experience a unique point of view in an array of tales that has been woven around original stories, spinoffs and real-life instances.

Genre: Fiction/Short Stories

Pages: 169

Format: Kindle/Paperback


  • Kindle: 49 INR/$1.50
  • Paperback: 179 INR/

My ratings: 4.3/5

The stories in this book are so full of thrilling yet relatable moments! I loved how each story ends with an unexpected yet cliff hanger moments. My favorite one was Sui Generis.

What I love about the book:
–> Crisp and clear language which is a rare with new authors, especially Indian authors.
–> The feminist narratives and plot lines.
–> Each story has a karmic, unexpected and cliff hanger ending.

Quotable quotes:
–> Love happens when you least expect it. it creeps up suddenly; when someone needs attention, care, conversation and laughter and maybe even intimacy. Love doesn’t look at logic, or backgrounds and least of all, religion.
–> Humans are merely trying to seek refuge and distance themselves from their self-created stress. Change is the law of nature.
–> Isn’t it paradoxical that humans have been given free will, yet they are shackled by their own thoughts and deeds?
–>Over a period of time the pig will become a sloth and will stop thinking. It will become less enterprising and ineffective and will not produce results. So, earn and splurge and live to your heart’s content.

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