Blurb (as on Amazon)
‘Everyday People’ is a collection of eight short stories featuring familiar strangers. These are stories of ordinary people whom you have met – at work, during the daily commute, in your friend circles, or on social media. However, the stories have a twist or an element of thrill to them. They rip open the sheath of mundane lives and present you with raw, poignant, and profound vignettes of urban life. These stories attempt to capture the dramatic flipside of the banal existence of everyday people.
As the editor defines them…
The stories are the perfect mix of sensationalism out of the mundane, exhibitionism of what has been undercover, and the simple refinement of human thought perspectives. The words sway and dance, tantalizingly just out of reach, trying to entice the reader into that false lull of security until a twist comes that makes them wonder, ‘What did I just read?’
Genre: Fiction/Short stories
Format: Kindle eBook
Price: 49 INR/$3.56
My ratings: 4.3/5
With Bangalore city as a backdrop, each of the eight stories in this collection touches on the different facets of urban life in a busy and happening city.
What I liked about the book:
-> Each story is simple and narrated to the point with minimum characters. What I really liked is that they all have a different theme.
-> The stories highlight how life is different for people living in the same city, right from a married woman, to someone living alone in a rented apartment. Each character’s life, choices, and setting of the story is based on their profession, family background, and many other things.
-> The stories send out much-needed messages about how and what needs to change in our lives, especially in an urban setting.
-> My personal favorites are The Blue Light and The Ugly Indian for their unpredictable yet compelling twists.
What I did not like about the book:
-> A few of the stories could not give me a reading satisfaction probably because I expected more from them.
-> We are Gujaratis. No one understands and respects business better than us.
-> You might become millionaires. But the regressive patriarchy around you might never change.
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