Some of The Whole
By Abhijit Bhattacharya
Now here’s something I’ve loved – a unique offering from a new-age writer.
Some Of The Whole by Abhijit Bhattacharya comprises ten short stories about different people at the airport lounge, awaiting their flight. Their present situation marks the beginning of the flashback that the author seamlessly draws you into and ends each tale with a twist that is sure to leave you gaping. And how! Very contemporary in approach, the chapters are named after popular songs – another reason that makes you turn the pages and read ahead.
The characters are identifiable and the story plots are absolutely gripping. Must confess, it feels great to lay hands on such unique and interesting short stories that are relatable, exciting, engaging and interrelated in a surprisingly stupendous way. I guess we all have had enough of college campus fiction that tells the tale of IIMs, IITs, and other colleges or streams. Some Of The Whole comes as a refreshing breath of fresh air, for the mind at least!
We are introduced to about seven people at the airport lounge and the way the ten stories are connected is utterly fabulous. The language is simple and free-flowing. It barely takes about an hour or so to wrap it up. The urban setting of the stories and the protagonists reflect the very picture of our metro cities. I’d surely recommend this as a quick and a good read.
Abhijit Bhattacharya comes across as a brilliant story-teller. He shows great promise and incredible potential and I for one eagerly await his next offering.