Book Review: The Other Side: Vivek Banerjee, Faraaz Kazi

The Other Side by Faraaz Kazi and Vivek Banerjee is an exhilarating anthology of thirteen sagas of the mysterious Indian experience of spirits, vampires, mischievous sprites, werewolves, and uncanny spaces and their dealings with the alive in a globe that our ogles decline to perceive, our ears refuse consideration and our wits pay no attention to the sense with every tale seize you on a magnum opus of pure shock and pencil in upon the intimate trepidation in the shadowy concept of the individual psyche and the fright of the anonymous.

The delightfully prepared preface is an treatise on terror while the introduction section has a combine of horror narratives enfolded in the milieu of a big one slumped in merely as a heat up effect prior to you embark on the drills with the 13 horror accounts to the epilogue of a night-time in a eerie consign spent with tons of scientific tools where both the writers can be spotted look into the remnants of Bhangarh.

The finely crafted compilation set off with a bang with a small gem of a yarn called ‘The Fateful Night’, where a doctor saves an aged woman's being in a Haveli, having been bunged by her aged companion on a derelict street, where the dealings of the precedent rerun themselves in abut of their ogles, followed by a subsequent story of a celebratory in the hill that set off dreadfully off beam to a writer of a best-selling horror story compilation in search of insight for his subsequent volume to a passionate aficionado who desires his foremost adore in existence and in death.

As of a young man who dreams about the same loch each night-time to a cynic who go into a manor of horror to win a bet to a duo who shift to the pretty environs of a tea estate to a South Indian housewife who is troubled by the spirit of a kid and a lot further, this tome is packed with state of affairs that are sure to provide you Goosebumps as well as restless hours with the pure twirls and twist of proceedings.

Fairy-tales like ‘Possession’ parley on a little lass haunted by a ruthless character that live in their abode, to ‘Red Bangles’, where a fanatic lover abduct the lass he is smitten with when she is on to be married and seize her to a empty home, to a ‘Dream Girl’, where a psychologically disturbed bloke gather body pieces of various women to shape his dream lass, the one he can die for are just an out of the globe experience, that one ought not interpret at hours of darkness.

The legends weren't just creepy or scary save for they were pretty eerie and in fact, largely the chronicles are a pretty decent interpret with a few of them finish with a shock twist as in ‘Strangers in the Night’ crafting the booklover think something on the lass which spins out to be false when the twirl in the finish ensue and, in most of such anecdotes, the twirl is horrific as well as tales like ‘The Lady In The Pub’, ‘Man with no Fear’, ‘Mother's Love’, ‘Mark of the Beast’ and ‘Mystery Lake’ finish up being a lot further revealing as well as startling in relation to the folklore linked to a lake in the Himalayas, which is swathe with carcass are fare for reflection. ‘The Long Weekend’ has a fine twist and a few passionate views.

In fact, one of the better stuff regarding these narratives is the fact that the twist appears to take place logically from the track of the tale and do not show to be a fake annoyance to jolt the booklover with a first-rate work of having fun with the sentiment of fright and scattering it consistently all through the paperback so that there is by no means a dry instant in any of the accounts and there is something or the other occurring at all times.

Being squat yarns, the reserve is extremely simple to interpret and the inscription is fairly easy and comprehensible which craft it an effortless interpret with riveting lingo and very finely wickered schemes. The characters purely grip the booklover in a vice like clutch in provisos of the terror amount where the repulsion run in the course of each and every phrase in the text but all the stories for sure, leave a big impact on the reader.

The reserve is a blend of usual and bizarre, spooky as well as engaging, ordinary as well as out of the blue anecdotes when the culmination was near dazzling or more explicitly astonishing with a pleasant tad of romance assorted with dreadfulness in a few tales even as some are unadorned plain horror.

There is not a lone narrative in this set which will fall short to stun you and will craft you ogle your surrounds in a total fresh way once you are done rolling the final leaf with the easy graphics in every legend append to the spook aspect. These chronicles keep away from the gouge and blow facet of fright, and mine at the hub of your spirit that sow tiny kernels of alarm, where days anon you'll still be reflecting on some contour or reflection.

On the whole, awe-inspiring, piquant and sparkling anecdotes that scare the booklover if you have even the slightest curiosity in Horror genre, and is a volume for someone who is daring enough to seize this call to trip in the course of unexplored streams down with the writers, who were moved by a few wacky incidents to mark along this effort where the defences of truth have been distorted by the path of mind's eye with the tales incredibly addictive and you may be left yearning for more.

Edition: Paperback ♥  Pages: 320 ♥ Published: October 2013 ♥ Publisher: Mahaveer Publishers