Ebbs & Flows - Book Review
About the Book
Title: Ebbs & Flows
Author: Amitava Chaudhuri
Publisher: Blackbuck Publication
No. of Pages: 125
Price: 100 INR
Genre: Short Stories
About the Author
Amitava Chaudhuri is a Mechanical Engineer by profession and presently works with the Indian Railways. Writing is his passion, and he has written more than 50 poems. His first novel was published in 2009. Amitava is married to Ranjita, and is the proud parent of Ayan, aged 13, and Ananya, who is 9 years old. Presently, he is posted in the beautiful Railway township of Chittaranjan.
The Cover Speaks
The book wraps some stories inside a cover of Ebbs & Flows of the river water flowing steadily under the hue of sunset.
Imagine, a person you have wronged years ago suddenly returns to haunt your life. Or-you are faced with a situation where fate challenges you to dare follow the lofty things you had so openly preached. Or-a man who shamelessly boasts of his achievements suddenly finds his lie turning into a beautiful reality. Or-you discover a rather sinister side of the person you had secretly worshipped.
These situations can be faced by any of us. Correction-probably by none of us. That is because we are common people, destined to lead an ordinary life. However, no power in the world can stop even the most common of common men from imagining.
The answer to these imaginations is a tide of emotions-some joyful, some slightly depressing. But then, that is life-ebbs and flows of emotion.
The book contains several short stories from daily life. Each story is so simple, so realistic, that might have happened to you, teaching a lesson each. It makes the reader ponder for a while and question himself what I might have done if I were him? A nice read, smooth and swift, teaching some lost forgotten lessons which we, the grown-ups, often forget in the fast moving life.