Thursday, 14 January 2016

Review: Rukhsat The Departure by Sujit Banerjee.

Book: Rukhsat The Departure

Author: Sujit Banerjee

Pages: 260

Read On: Kindle

How Long it Took Me To Read: 3 hours

Plot Summary: Twenty six stories flow - some into each other, some crossing one another and few charting their own path. Each breathe independently and fade away after reflecting on their own existence. Each story explore an independent emotion leaving you to make our own conclusion. 

If Farzana tries to deal with her own masochism then Hemakshi deals with her empty womb. If Gustav reflects on his two night stand then Palash comes face to face with his past lover only to realize he no longer loves him. Siraj's decision to sell his his child body comes to a clash with Manu's trial by God. Last but not the least - Zayan reminiscences on his life an hour before being hanged.

Let them rain on you, soak you and take you on a roller coaster ride.

General: Thoughts:  Another book I read via Kindle Unlimited. And one I read in a few hours. 

Things I Liked: 

1. Liked the writing. Smooth, easy and  a joy to read. 

2. The thing I loved best was inter-connectedness of the book. The same story told from 2 and sometimes 3 perspectives. You get to see the whole story from different sides. And this was such an enjoyable experience. 

3. There were quite a few LGBT stories in this collection and it is always nice to read from diverse perspectives. 

4. 26 stories, 26 character names is such a nice way to tell stories. 

5. Some stories also had a twist in the end and it was a nice touch to the stories. 

6. The characters in these stories are well-crafted and not all of them are likeable yet their stories and voices are engaging. 

7. A lot the perspectives are from older people and them looking back on their lives and I enjoyed this. 

8. I breezed through this book and read it in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down. 

Rating: 4/5 

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