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Book Review: Extra Miles

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Author: Ashish Negi
Pages: 106
Publisher: Frog Books (An imprint of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd.)
Cover design: Mishta Roy

  • Ratings-

Cover : 2.5/5
Title : 3/5
Blurb : 3/5
Story : 3/5
Theme : 3/5
Overall : 3.5/5

  • Blurb:

This small collection of stories is about … …

Few breaths of happiness and a few moments of satisfaction,
A life with this part of mother earth, and that portion of the magnificent sky,
Living with countless dreams and a bag of emotions.
Sea like aspirations and high-rise expectations.
A diary, full of untold words and numerous confused affections,
Quoting air like talks and sand resembling relationships.
These days full of jealousy and those nights full of repentance,
A wave, a blaze of warm water, and a winged hot vapor,
Roving with few strange fellow travelers’ presence.
Feelings of accomplishment and desires for emptiness,
A canvass, saving its shades in rainy days and alone ways,
Hiding its forgotten pages, and scattered brightness…

And represents colours of thoughts of a young person, which are the by product of dealings of his I, Ego, and Super Ego. Those ‘Colours’ include happiness, time; changing definitions of relations, frustration, imagination, struggle among other things.

  • Review-

“Extra Miles” by Ashish Negi is a collection of 11 short stories depicting various colors of life.

  1. Against Laws: A story demonstrating the importance of time in one’s life.
  2. I… From Heaven: It is about the various changes one undergoes during the various stages of life- childhood, teenage, adult, and after death.
  3. Extra Mile: A narration depicting how nature has its own way of answering one’s queries about life and other situations.
  4. Prejudice: Fictional story featuring “Light” & “Dark” as characters and about their importance in the universe.
  5. My lost crayons: A story about how colorful life is and how we miss out on small things which make us happy while running after the big ones.
  6. Ghost Etiquettes: It is a story about the famous myth: whether ghosts exist or not. If they do, why and how do they appear to be visible only to a chosen few people.
  7. Script of the jungle: A narration about human contribution to nature and how the roles of various creatures in this universe are fixed for the working of the world.
  8. Behind the mountains: A story related to the defense of our country and the lives of soldiers and under-training cadets, the difficulties they undergo and their struggle.
  9. The Rain: A beautiful narration about the essence of rain in life.
  10. New theory of slaves: An intelligent comparison of present day and old age concepts of slaves; present day slaves corresponding to employees of a firm.
  11. Untold Words: A cute story about present day love and arrange marriages.
  • Appreciations:

Deep understanding about various concepts shows the detailed study of the author while scripting the book. Perfect grammar, adequate narration and varied stories make the book a delight for the readers.

  • Verdict:

A good read. It’ll be a learning experience. (3.5/5)
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I am a Computer Engineer working with a prominent firm. Writing is my passion and likewise I love reading novels and reviewing them. Want to get your novel reviewed? Feel free to contact me at writermadhuri@gmail.com or on https://www.goodreads.com/madhurivarma Follow on FB- www.facebook.com/madhurivarmatheauthor Happy reading! Keep smiling! ;)

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