Bookish Witch

The Untold Tales: Love and other Demons by Paras

Blurb (as on Amazon):

It is a short story book that has characters from all walks of life, many of them, we may even have come across. A boy who is an amputee, highs, and lows of friendship, a guy who leaves home and joins eunuchs, a homemaker suffering from domestic violence, travel restrictions during covid-19, life and struggle of someone in prostitution, an insane doctor, mother-son relationship, and so on. The pandemic (Covid-19) has taken numerous lives but have you ever heard of giving a life to someone? Love is blind, but what’s the maximum extent, is it Prostitution? Do you want to be a Doctor, Scientist, Businessman but do you want to be a member of the eunuch homes? “Hope” is the only intangible asset that never lets you down. Old age parental care is tough but it leads to murder, find out how? Kindness always pays in the long run, but Beware it can be hazardous sometimes. ‘Rape’ is the only word that horrifies, but what if the protagonist was a child? Love bites are never the omen of love. Are you keen to read more about these dynamics? Find out for yourself!

Genre: Fiction/Short Stories

Pages: 104

Format: Kindle eBook/Paperback


  • Kindle eBook: 50 INR/$2.99
  • Paperback (available only on Amazon India): 150 INR

My Rating: 3.6/5

The book is an anthology of thirteen short stories that are a cornucopia of uniquely human emotions, presenting something that touches everyone.

What I liked about the book:

-> Every story is unique, thought-provoking, and reveals a facet of human nature.

-> From societal curses like rape, child abuse, prostitution, and patriarchy to human flaws like lust, hate, greed, revenge, and unrealistic expectations – the author has covered each topic that begs our attention.

-> Each story has its unique grip, which holds you till the end of that story.

What I did not like about the book:

-> It was difficult to do a smooth, at-one-stretch reading of the book because of the innumerable grammatical and spelling errors.

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