‘Shades of Sin: Behind the Mask’
By APK Publishers
Call it my love for short stories but I simply loved this book
An anthology of 25 stories by six authors connected by a single thread: the dark side of human nature in all its hues.
Vices in us, we know, exist and breed. What fans them further and do we tame them (if at all)?
The diverse settings, relatable experiences, and the very humane nature of each story intrigued me. Every single minute of my “me time” was dedicated to the book.
The book is divided in to three portions: Light Grey, Dark Grey and Black. The stories in each section portray/reveal related darkness – not depression. Most of the stories are sure to linger in your mind even after you put the book down. They evoke emotions that we deny ever exist in us.
I appreciate the selection of the stories. I like the way each author has consciously contributed to each section, bringing out the apt “darkness”. It’s not easy to pen out such feelings strongly that stir the reader with each sentence. It reflects maturity – the work of seasoned authors.
The narrative skills of Vivek Banerjee, Upneet Grover, Saksham Agarwal, Aanandita Chawla, Vrinda Baliga, and Shreelatha Chakravarty are praise worthy, offering a different perspective, a refreshing take, a unique outlook towards the different shades of the dark forces within us all.
For anyone who loves short stories, I definitely recommend this book. Pick It Up! No second thoughts!!
This is one book I will keep going back to- just like the Urban Shots series.