Book Review : Down the road - 28 Campus Tales by 16 authors
"Down the road" by Grey Oak publishers, priced at Rs.195/- is an interesting medley of short stories.
Behind the Book
'An exciting and eclectic collection of short stories that brings out all those memories - unforgettable, warm, thrilling and at times embarrassing - of life & time in school and college campuses.'
About the authors & publishers
The publishing house had previously launched a book called Urban Shots having almost the same authors with short stories set in the backdrop of urban cities. This book coming from them, having the same names definitely raised the bar of expectations for the readers.
I loved few lines particularly from a story Learning & Unlearning by Rohini Kejriwal;
There are some things that one knows for a fact; there are others that are assumed to be facts but must be unlearnt in order to truly learn themThese lines decipher the mystery of life so beautifully !!
This book has 27 new stories as one of them Between Friends by Paritosh Uttam has been repeated from their earlier book Urban Shots. There are two additional essays at the end of the stories which kind of seem out of place as the stories leave you on a high after which this seems disappointing. Despite all this the book undoubtedly makes a decent reading in your leisure time leaving you feeling nostalgic. Reading these stories it seems as if it was just yesterday when I was a girl scout in my school. We used to have those campfires where we would share various stories / incidents from the school with others. On a lighter note I guess had I noted all of those maybe today I could have made a Down the Road - Part II. :)
Foodie Verdict : True to my habit of comparing books to eatables, this book reminding me of my school days is like an ice-gola for me with a new flavour in every chuski.
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