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Salesh Dipak Fernando

MANGO CHUTNEY – A LITTLE MORE SPICE ?

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Mango Chutney – The title intrigued me. What could be the connection between an anthology and food?  I decided to read and find out.

The assortment starts off strongly with stories that strike a chord with the readers. There’s something for everyone.  There’s food for thought, hope and love. I kept reading hoping to finish it in one go. But midway through the book my mind drew a blank. Perhaps I should coin a new term – mid book crisis.

The stories start mirroring mere page fillers. The plots seemed to drag on and on with too much description. Just when I was about to lose hope the book picked up pace right at the end leading to a wonderful finish.

 With better editing this mango chutney would have been a keeper instead it ends up being a one time read. A little more spice and flavour would have made this anthology irresistible. I couldn’t help feeling that this collection could have been much more that what it is.

My top 5 picks from the collection.

The Creation of love – Deepti Menon

Tainted Red – Athira Jim

The Rejection Ceremony – Shubham Kapur

Sawai – Arjun Bhatia

The Other Side – Sakshi Nanda.

My Rating – 3 stars.

( To be continued )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. This one I am dying to read coz our super talented friend, Sakshi, there:)

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