What I liked about the book:
- The stories are thought-provoking, making us question our thoughts, choices, and actions.
- Most of the stories are a reflection of the contemporary political scenario in India.
- Though there is an element of horror and the stories do induce fear, this fear rises more out of the actions of living beings rather than the dead or supernatural beings.
- There’s variety in the stories, meaning, each story has something different to offer. So if you haven’t liked one, it is likely you might enjoy the next one or at least a couple from the entire collection.
What I did not like about the book:
- A few stories felt like they ended abruptly or took a turn that didn’t quite justify how the plot built up.
- Your mind can create ghosts, gods, and anything.
- I don’t believe in eternal retribution of any kind. There is no eternity except the infinity I learned about in maths.
- What happens in one place has butterfly effects in other places.
- Age doesn’t make you old really. Look around and you will find a lot of grown-ups who are more childish than children. Nowadays children are more like adults anyway. But that’s a different matter.
- The sun is an eternal lover. The earth is the beloved. Unfaithful beloved.
- Universal happiness is a myth and it does belong in the world of real men and women.
- Morality is comparative.
- There are some universal principles that you can’t ignore except at your own peril.
- Frustrated love is the cause of many a good man’s doom.
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