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Umbilical Cord by Meena Chandawarkar and Santosh Avvannavar - Book Review


Book Name: Umbilical Cord
Writer: Meena Chandawarkar and Santosh Avvannavar
Source: Review Copy
Total Pages: 116
Price: 150 INR
Language: English
Genre: Short Stories


After having read Santosh Avvannavar's 'SHE: Ekla Cholo Re' and 'Surrogate Author', 'Umbilical Cord' was the third book that I read. The title of the book itself is so catchy and intriguing that I was drawn to read this book. Unlike my expectation, this book is not a long story or novel but a compilation of many short stories. Let's check what's in store for readers inside.

Plot Summary:

Umbilical Cord is a collection of many short stories (most of them mere 2-page stories) that are very interesting to read. There are stories about the facts and realities of life, about love, relationships, family, happiness, sin and much more. In fact, there is a story for every mood in this book, I must say.

All of these stories are well-written, not very descriptive like the ones in novels, but enough to paint a picture of the characters in the readers' mind. While there are stories that criticize some age-old customs and traditions in India, there are pure, clean and beautiful stories of love that will conquer your mind.

Apart from love, family, career, struggle, etc, there are also a few negative stories where the lead characters actually turn out to be a negative character. Nevertheless, each of the story is equally interesting and worthy to read.

Writing Style:

The book is written in a very simple way so that even a school kid can read and understand it. Since the stories are short, one can read it with pace. Actually, you can complete the book in a single day, although I took a bit long owing to other important stuff. Authors Meena Chandawarkar and Santosh Avvannavar have done an excellent job in compiling the stories on issues that affect our everyday lives in many ways.

My Perception:

For everyone who loves reading stories, this book is a must read, The short stories are all intriguing and nice. Also, most of the stories will make you think about life, love, family and your career deeply.

Halo Of Books: Good!

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