Book Review: Ten Shades of Life

  • ·         ISBN #9789350880418
  • ·         Genre: Fiction
  • ·         Publishers: Mahaveer Publishers
  • ·         Price: Rs. 139/- (I got this copy from one of the author’s requesting for a review)
Variety is the flavor of life. The same only simple stuff does get boring at times. In the recent times where the markets are flooded with books on love, college, budding romances, friendship, campus lives etc Ten Shades of Life comes as a breath of fresh air with the variety of stories it brings along with it in a single package. 

Behind The book
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About the author

This book is a collection of ten short stories written by aspiring authors who happen to be the winners of a contest conducted by Fablery. The book has been edited by Nethra A whose brainchild was Fablery. 

Me thinks

Different yes – it definitely is. With anthologies generally trying to stick to one genre , the editor Nethra has tried bringing along a variety of genres in one book and named it aptly Ten Shades of Life. I was very keen to read this one especially because it has some of my blogger mentioned therein who have got published. And when Reshmy contacted me requesting for a review I was more than happy to grab this opportunity.

Each and every story is like a gem carefully chosen after rounds of thorough inspection by the editor making this collection one enjoyable read. Unlike the usual books available in the market off late this book does not have any typos or grammatical errors which feel like a blessing as it makes a breezy read.

I enjoyed reading each of the stories though I would say I did not begin in  a systematic manner as I was curious to read works of people I knew and hence started reading randomly as per the name of the authors.

It feels really overwhelming to see bloggers get such wonderful opportunities in today’s time which goes to prove the importance of internet in today’s world.  Despite the stories being nice and well written the one thing which bothered me was I wanted to know more about the authors which was completely missing here. There was no author’s bio or introduction making the reader feel a little bit disconnected with the author. I strongly believe it is very imperative for a reader to connect to the author at some level to enjoy the story without which it is difficult to actually read the story and enjoy it too.

Though very difficult to chose the best from the best if I had to pick up my favourites out of all of them they would be
  • ·         Red and Gold – Monika Pant
  • ·         Harry’s Bluff – Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan
  • ·         Where did you go? -Deepa Duraiswamy
  • ·         The secret of the Ahiraah - Reshmy Pillai
I loved them for no other reason but the narration of their stories. They were soul stirring and heart touching.Definitely a must read for people who love reading all types of genres as here each one will find a match of his taste!

Foodie Verdict

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This book is like Lasagna.Delicious, mouth watering, tongue tantalizing and leaves a nice after taste long after you have finished eating it.


  1. Thanks for the wonderful review.
    Have linked it to the post on the book launch.


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