Book Review: Tale O' 12 - Biranchi N Acharya

Tale O' 12 Biranchi N Acharya

Tale O' 12 by Biranchi N Acharya is a collection of twelve stories suspended between the surreal and the melancholy, while some run away faster and faster as the steps of a cat, others continue in a slow, soft and dilated fashion.

Open the book was like entering a magic world or it's like being sucked into incredible and fantastic events, but we are willing to believe that they are really successful. In the twelve peripatetic tales, the author leads us along with surreal and special characters. In this whirlwind of locations, characters, events, descriptions the reader will be amazed while reading in disbelief but willing to let go by the magic of the authors pen.

The stories are written far from each other, so uneven that it seems almost unbelievable to read them all together in a single collection, without any apparent logical thread that unites them.

Some stories have particularly affected me, so I read them right away in order to appreciate some of the nuances that maybe I had overlooked, just as the colours and scents of the characters described by the author.

Concentrating all that the author wants to say in a few pages is not an art for all writers but what I liked here is the ending of those stories that ended with a surprise or an event that I did not expect, and I enjoyed the magic that constantly permeates the pages and the poetic and dreamy style that characterizes the authors pen.

This collection of stories is wonderful, amazing and unforgettable for the heartache that is able to convey with this beautiful work has been really positive and heartbreaking at the same time. Because, you see, the stories are incredibly deep and dive into varied worlds, which are able to immerse the reader in their meanders to the point that, when they end, it leaves that sense typical of the most full-bodied books.

Against the backdrop of characters, who are full of life, with bright and light melancholic aftertaste, they are alternating stories, so different, but united by two thick wire conductors, loneliness and death, in a whirlwind of sensations and emotions that range from love, unwavering faith, innocence, luck, fury and despair.

All it washed down with that sort of magic realism that seems to harbour in the author as the survival instinct dwells in the heart of a leopard. One of the features that stand out most in this author, in fact, is the incredible skill to blur the boundaries between reality and imagination to a level that will live in perfect harmony with the reality of the supernatural.

If the magic realism may make sense, it is in these stories is drawn and I use the word designed so that the visual power of writing pulls into paintings full of life, melancholy, passion-compassion, benevolence and even affectionate irony where time and space lives by singular paths and yet cloaked in normal, tragic and yet tender, magical and yet real dreams and fantasies.

The twelve pearls are hand-painted with an intensity that looks hard to believe that they are simple stories, which are worth reading and you will not regret it. Each story is a scaled-down masterpiece.

Publisher: BecomeShakespeare ○ Published: 9 August 2016 ○ ISBN-13: 978-9352017324 ○ Language: English ○ Binding: Paperback ○ Pages: 222

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