Friday, January 07, 2011

Book Review : Urban Shots, Love Life and all that Jazz

I had bought this set of 3 books from India Plaza, ie  Another Chance, Urban Shots  and Love Life and All that Jazz. Have written about Another Chance  in the blog earlier.
As of Urban shots, its a collection of short stories from Indian Authors. They are grouped based on types of stories, but I can sure be saying that this book is really good. I cannot all the stories are great, but majority of them are. Right from the comfort of having a pet to change one's life to that of changing the habits of a husband by an uneducated woman. Its all there in the book. Though the standard of english and the high one gets by reading Jeffrey Archer can't be achieved from this book, but one can connect to these stories and probably use them in your life too, since these are primarily Urban Shots. 
If you read books and need something for a light reading, then just go for this one.

The other book, ie Love Life and all that Jazz, is a story of friends, all from different backgrounds, lifestyles and financially different leagues. Each one having their own priority in life and own set of problems. Probably like the 3 friends in 3 Idiots or Dil Chahta hain.  Each one having their own love story and issues related to them and also their parallel work life and careers. Very well written book and it just takes you to your college days or your early working life, where one does face different challenges in life, right from work to new place and finances.  This book would help you to take those strong steps incase and decide whats the important decision to be taken at the right point of life, and whats the cost of not doing it. I would definitely ask you to go for this book. Probably can finish it off in a couple of days.


Bastab Chakraborty said...

‎"For us short story fanatics, this collection was a welcome change from the numerous novels of almost-the-same-plot that we go through on a daily basis. Our hats off to the Grey Oak Publishers for coming out with this idea."

My review of 'Urban Shots' on 'Between The Lines'

- Bastab Chakraborty

rohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Urban Shots by Paritosh Uttam. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.