KINDLE [Suspended Animation Short Stories of those who wait]
Simply a fantastic collection of shorts with some real tearjerkers I was deeply moved by the story of a cabbie hoping to run into an acuaintance puts the things we take for granted in perspective The story of two beggars is heart wrenching and so are some others What starts out as a slow and laid back narrative soon picks speed and you find stories of increasing complexity The language is simple and the twists are clever but not in your face and that makes the stories relatable and accepted Spread across the length and breadth of the world from places like Scotland to Bangalore to the Phillipines these 22 short stories capture human emotions of anticipation fear of the unknown the tingle of expectancy or plain resignation to fate Suspended Animation is a collection of 22 short stories of ordinary folks and their lives where constant waiting is a reality of life The stories are set in places like Loch Inverness in Scotland Puerto Galera and Manila in the Philippines Bangalore Mumbai and KeralaAll the 22 stories in this book are based on the unifying theme of waiting Shweta Ganesh Kumar wonderfully depicts the pangs of frustration created by the anticipation brought about by the suspended time The lives of ordinary people whom we can relate to are narrated realistically in the form of these short storiesThe first story The Matrimonial Clock was something that I could perfect. About people like us scattered across the length and breadth of the world whose lives are in suspended animation Set in locations as diverse as Puerto Galera and Manila in the.
This book leaves you wanting even after 22 stories Writing 22 stories around a single theme of waiting and making them all stand out distinctly is no mean task And the writer accomplishes it with flying colors surprising me often in this simple but sweet collection A couple of stories like Ginger Garlic Memories feel a little short but the rest are vivid descriptions of life in waitingOne of the best I have read in recent times The Story about the LochNess monster sums it up for me That someone could put a simple and innocent looking theme and connect it to an urban myth is commendable and it shows the author s creativity In fact all stories involving animals are beautifully written and give a uniue look into waiting The collection is fresh in approach and sweet and nice I did not get how the theme of suspended animation fit some of the stories but I am in suspended animation for the next collection Suspended Animation will make you think laugh and cringe a witty artful balancing act of the normal and extraordinary with which all readers but especially young women will identify The stories in this collection highlight ordinary folks facing every day problems While mostly stories about Indian folks and I appreciated the look into lives different from my own it also shows how similar we are as wellThe author she writes wellRecommend this collection Suspended Animation is. Suspended Animation – the state of being alive yet not uite; a condition where life stands still despite the blood coursing through our veins This collection of 22 stories is.
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Ly understand as I have been through the same gamut of emotions like Tara the thirty six year old protagonist of the story went through I couldn t eep aside the book after reading this first story The issue of global warming is also touched upon in an interesting manner in one of the storiesThe Ive read Shwetha s earlier books and I was eager to read her short stories This is a good collection of stuff that happens to ordinary folks like you and me and focuses on the never ending waiting that happens in each of our lives I found 22 shorts a bit long only coz the attention needed to be shifted uickly but I guess that happens with most short stories collection Some were gripping than some but it makes for a uick simple read and the casualness of it all is what makes the book worth picking up One of the best short story collections I have read and definitely the best by a single author 22 short stories on one theme and there was never a dull moment I loved the references to Kerala and could see the connections and even the mood of the place well shown The stories are mostly emotional so I would have liked some funny or comic pieces but apart from that the collection rocks I even read a few stories twice In these stories some of which are funny some are ironical some are sweet and some plain heart wrenching we join 22 characters for whom waiting is a constant reality of life. Philippines Loch Inverness in Scotland and Bangalore Mumbai and Kerala in India ‘Suspended Animation’ is all about those of us for whom waiting is a constant reality of li.
KINDLE Suspended Animation Short Stories of those who wait
Shweta Ganesh Kumar is a writer and travel columnist An alumnus of the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication she worked as Communications Officer for Greenpeace India and as a correspondent with CNN IBN before dedicating her life to writing Her third book and first novella 'A Newlywed's Adventures in Married Land' is now available worldwide from Toronto based publishers Indireads Her s