Book Name: Season of Love (Volume 1)
Edited & Presented by: Avishek Gupta
No of Pages: 104
Blurb: The blurb portion of the book is written in a perfect way describing the base of the book (anthology). Reader will get a clear idea of what does the book consist of and actually this blurb says it all. So, aptly highlighted I can say.
Cover: The front cover of this book is not only beautiful & eye treating, but is has been designed in a significant way to justify the theme of this book. Not only just thoughtful, but it is a much appreciable work done by Aniruddha Pathak.
Title: The title of the book is lovely, attractive and definitely appropriate as per the genre & content of the book. The significance of the title is being narrated in the ‘Blurb’ portion very well. Hence, I consider this catchy & apt indeed.
Language & narrating style: The overall language of the stories and poems is lucid enough to comprehend and at the same time, phrases and sentences are often being ornamented with classic words I noticed; that is more impressive to me. The narrating style of the stories (and poems as well) is overall descriptive and scenic I must say. Thus it connects the readers with the book flawlessly. Easy & pleasurable of course. For the smooth editing & proofreading, Subarna Mazumder deserves a big round of applause.
Plot: The plot of this anthology is actually portraying the different phases, stages and milestones of loves that people in love goes through and faces in their relationships; irrespective of age, places, time and seasons. All the 15 poems & stories are containing different journey to tell; but the sweet & cherishing compilation of all those journeys is what the book all about. I must add one thing that the book is well developed by the editor & presenter Avishek Gupta; his selections are perfectly shining in this book in their own way.
Theme: Love. Romance.
Contents & My Verdict: So let’s look at what do we have inside this book. It is an anthology book that contains a complete and compact amalgamation of 15 stories & poems by different authors (aspiring & established both) based on the genre ‘Love’. Whether it is a story or a poem, but the message it contains is significant in the aspect of relationship & love.
When it comes to the serene relationship between two hearts, then the season of their relationship doesn’t remain the same always. It keeps changing just the way nature does. Closeness, separation, little fights, misunderstandings, desire, jealousy, faith, trust, support- every different phase in the relationship depicts different season of love. It is not necessary that people in love will always be smiling and never have to face complications; but what is necessary that keep supporting and understanding each other irrespective of any differences & judgments. Love is like water; you keep it in a pot, and it will take the shape of that. Same with the relationship; things may happen, issues may occur, but the way you treat your love, that will decide the fate of your relationship. That is the overall message conveyed here in the Volume 1 of this anthology.
Here in this book, the variety in flavors of the stories says that this book has story for every one; not for a particular category of person in love. Nature lover, innocent & pure love, dilemma of hearts, love beyond life, soulful love (paranormal), love is above religion and caste and any other mortal classifications, love is always pairing, love is above physical intimacy, 6 seasons – 6 phases of pure divine love, jealousy & innocence, passion & dreams- this book has all of the things mentioned above and much more.
I want to mention 7 creations from these 15 that touched and melted my heart completely and I loved them. They are- “Love of a Vagabond” by Subarna Mazumder, “The Perfect Opposites” by Sourabh Mukherjee, “Mr. & Mrs. Joshi” by Shilpi Chaklanobis, “Sara” by Alcatraz Dey, “Season of Love” by Avishek Gupta, “Once upon a Love” by Vamsi Krishna & “The Secret of my Dreamy eyes” by Sangeeta Shonik.
Lastly only one thing to say, if you have love inside your heart, then every season is….the Season of Love…
Recommendation: I would definitely love to recommend this beautiful saga of soulful love and eternal romance of all seasons, to every avid and love reader & to all romance enthusiasts out there. They shouldn’t miss this one I can say. It has flavors for all. Thank you.
Rating (Overall): 5/5 Stars.