About the Book
Does saving your family’s honor trump personal happiness? Will the god be appeased if you overfeed him and not help the needy? Will the law protect the stray dog that tears an eight-year-old into shreds? Is a deceased manual scavenger just another statistic who risks his life for a cleaner future?
In the voice of the everyday person, Bobby Sachdeva questions the commonsensical in the most unorthodox manner in Stories of Us. From Rishi to Parth or Lata to Rajnath, their hard-hitting and honest narratives are sure to inspire the common person to rethink the values long etched in our belief system.
My Take on the Book
I was looking forward to reading this book for a very long time now, so when I was approached to review it I couldn’t refuse. This is the debut book of the author, I reviewed his 2nd book- Once there was me, you can read my take on the book here.
Stories of Us by Bobby Sachdeva is a collection of stories which narrates the different stories of common people in India. Written from the perspective of a common man, the book has 41 amazing stories re-counted in a pure and raw manner which highlight the social issue and stigma. The author has captured the life of common people from all walk of life and carefully intertwined it as a collection of short stories. Connecting human with society, the author shared the stories which are bound to move you. A vivid picture on the life of the common man is shown to us through his writings. Each story ends with a question left for the readers to ponder on. I cannot choose which story was the best one since all of them left behind an impact moral. The stories are easy to understand as the language were simple and clear. The book left me with many questions to ponder on. Bobby Sachdeva is an excellent storyteller and this being his debut book made me say that he could capture stories exceptionally well, leaving an avid reader like me wanting more even after the book ends.
Title: Stories of Us
Author: Bobby Sachdeva
Pages: 179 pages
Publisher: Pan Macmillan India (26 December 2019)
My Rating: 4/5