Wednesday, 21 August 2019

13 Untitled and Weird Poems - Alok Mishra - Book Review




The poetry collection by Alok Mishra, 13 Untitled and Weird Poems, has been a lingering read for me. It demanded mental exercise and I complied. However, even after that, it remained a mystery to a great extent. What could the messages mean? What did the intriguing plots suggest?  Cryptic poems really leave your mind in a mess and getting out of it becomes very difficult because different people view poetry differently. Unlike novel where a common consensus might be possible, a common consensus in poetry is remotely impossible. So, how did I like the book 13 Untitled and Weird Poems? Let me share that with you all. 

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Crime Thriller Fiction in India - opportunities for new authors

In Indian English fiction, the sudden rise of readers' interest in crime thriller fiction has left many authors answerless because the demand of the readers is not very easy to cater. Readers have become smart, conscious and also very careful about what they read in the name of fiction. It is no more the age of 90s when movie producers and directors used the same theme of revenge and romance time and again and the audience still did not get bored of it. Today, if you repeat something, you lose your charm and readers won't think about reading your work again. In short, it has become too challenging for the authors to produce entirely new crime thriller literature every time they write something.