Author of the book: Sacheth
ABOUT THE BOOK
Let's be very frank , if there is one steadfast truth that most married people can agree is that marriage isn't always easy. The book "OF Marriages and Madness" by Sacheth is a compilation of 8 stories that revolves around marriage and the different perspective surrounds the same.
Each story has been woven beautifully by the author. They are thought provoking and relatable too. While reading you might connect to some and might reject some but you cannot ignore them. Author has left some stories with open end, that might be frustrating for some but it helps you to be more imaginative and can bring up your creativity. Most of the stories are unpredictable and that's what makes it an interesting read. Do not expect happy endings as even in real life there is nothing called black and white, there is more of greys and probably that makes life challenging and fascinating at the same time.
Each story will provoke different emotions and that is one thing I thoroughly enjoyed. These stories don't give you a rosy picture of marital life but gives some extremely hard hitting facts that might be difficult to digest but brutally true.
It is a short read with minimum characters, just as needed to create a real drama and dispute.
I have two favorites "Of Marriages and Madness which is also the title of the book. In this story a married couple whose marriage is bordering on madness invites yet to be married couple for a dinner and narrates a story which will spell bound you and will keep you in thinking mode throughout. There is an underline suspense and thriller in this story that kept me on the edge.
My second favorite is the first story in the book which kept the momentum high from the beginning. "A settling of accounts", it is a story of sweet revenge which I found quirky and hilarious.
MY TAKE ON THE BOOK
Author has managed to evoke different emotions not only from the characters of the story but from the readers too. I have experienced pain and happiness at the same time and for me that is commendable. These stories touches most of the marital issues be it domestic violence, dominating husband, drawback of arranged marriage, stress , incompatibility, lack of love and trust and much more.
It is a quick read but I still felt few stories little draggy. Overall I enjoyed reading the book as it is relatable and each story has given an underlining message without being preachy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sacheth is a postgraduate in Creative Writing from the University of York, UK. He loves reading and writing fiction of realism, magical realism, and mystery genres. He is also a technical communications professional, and he has authored numerous technical publications for multinational companies. In his spare time, he likes exploring medical-research literature and hitting the gym. He currently lives in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. You can connect with him on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. His social-media handle is @authorsacheth.
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Whenever two people decide to live together they are beginning stories that will unfold day after day. Quirky stories too. I guess this book captures some of that quirkiness.ReplyDelete
No marriage is perfect. The topic of this books seems interesting. Marriage is like a recipe. It has sugar, salt, heat, sourness, bitterness.ReplyDelete
Every marriage is different and entails different meanings for everyone. I love reading about different relationships and also knowing more about the perspectives.ReplyDelete
In India, marriages are called institution and agree, it takes lots of efforts to make this relationship sustain longer. I would love to read this book. thanks dear for sharing your honest review.ReplyDelete
It's always a pleasure to read stories that one can relate with. Marriages come with different challenges and experiences and it would be fun to read the author's interpretation of it. Will check it out.ReplyDelete
I have been reading about this a lot these days. And your take on bringing out different emotions has made read it immediately. I am taking it up next after finishing my current one. Thank you for your honest review and other details.ReplyDelete
Marriage.. good, bad or difficult are few terms which are given by couples depending on how they feel. But its interesting to know what different people feel about it or what the definition of marriage is for them. Will love to read this bookReplyDelete
I guess this book captures great perspectives about marriage. Every marriage is mix of so many emotionsReplyDelete
Like no two people are common, so never any relationships are common and this book seems so interesting to read. I will surely get my copy, thanks for the review.ReplyDelete
You are right, every marriage is perfect, it has its own good and not so good part of it. I enjoy reading emotional and though provoking stories as it help us understanding the other's point of view with more clarity. love your crisp review, will definately check it out. Thanks buddy for recommendingReplyDelete
I can relate to M for Marriage and M for madness. The story of already married couple telling the story to another couple makes me curious to read the book.ReplyDelete
This nook seems so interesting, I like books with different stories holding different emotions and this seems the one of my kind.ReplyDelete
The subject of the book totally looks interesting. Suspense and thriller is something I love reading about will check this book.ReplyDelete
Marriage is an institution and there is nothing wrong in accepting it. It takes a long than just commitment to make a marraige work. This book review intrigues me to read more.ReplyDelete
I liked the title of the book. Marriages are a combination of sweet, salty, sour, tangy moments. Thats what makes it beautiful. I feel that marriage is perfect because, once we call t perfect, we stop trying and take it as a routine. It becomes monotonous and boring. The spark remains only when every new year, makes us fall in love with our partner more than the yester year.ReplyDelete
These days marriage is seen as a stop gap arrangement. Your review evokes a mixed bag of emotions. Each couple has their own story but weaving stories randomly is quite a task. Seems like an interesting book to read.ReplyDelete
Wow I love to read compilations. Will check this out on Amazon. Have already downloaded it for my next read.ReplyDelete
Each marriage is unique and holds different significance for each individual. I enjoy reading about diverse relationships and gaining insights into different perspectives on marriage. It's fascinating to learn about the diverse experiences and viewpoints, would love to check out Of Marriages and Madness.ReplyDelete
Bringing our different emotions and instances that are relatable to people is definitely a hook that makes this book quite readableReplyDelete
The book seems an interesting read as it offers a mix of emotions and the subject. Will definetly check this out. Thank you for sharing your review.ReplyDelete
No marriage is perfect and every marriage needs effort to work. This book sounds good for a one time lazy read. One good thing about the book which I can already guess is that it will be relatable. I will think about getting this book. Thanks for the review.ReplyDelete