Sunday, September 22, 2013

Book Review: Shades of Shadows: Shades of White, Red and Grey in Life

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Shades of Shadow by Pushpam Singh is a uniquely different concept of presenting romance. This is a fiction/ romance genre book written in a philosophical manner. As per author there is a shadow embodied to each soul, and in turn each of this shadow connected to an individual soul has a shade of its own. Every shade in turn is having its own unique spirit. Focus in this book is on individual entity, uniqueness accompanying an individual and thus growing into a unique spirit in turn.

Kausar is the place where life began on earth where nature is playing in different forms in full blow. With changing colors of nature and its becoming more lively, a sweet encounter happens between Kavi and Kavya, uncovering the seed of love between the two. Shades of Shadow by Pushpam Singh is a story of love, hope and passion arising out of dull and sad moments of life thereby giving it a new transformed shape. The story takes you to a poetic journey of love between Kavi and Kavya.

The cover is simple but symbolic and significantly thematic matching with the description of Kausar, a place where love inculcates between Kavi and Kavya when nature is at its bloom. There have been different colors presented related to life in this book. Credit goes to Pushpam Singh for using both prose and poetry and thus making this love story presented in a unique manner. White, Red and Grey colors are used as different parts of this book, presenting the beginning of love, peak of love and separation respectively. And finally you will find the color of red back after many twists and turns in the story of Kavi and Kavya.

Pushpam Singh is an engineer by profession but is 100% poet by heart. You can read different moods of poems in Shades of Shadow when you walk through different streams of life. Overall it might not be everyone's cup of tea due to some very basic factors. First, the writing style, though is quite unique, but is not very appealing to the heart of reader. It appears more like a sophisticated, beautiful showpiece. Second, it is a love story, that too a mild kind, in a very hypothetical and imaginary scenario. Overall I would give it 3 out of 5.

I got a copy of Shades of Shadows from Goodreads being a lucky winner of free giveaway contest there. Getting a book with a handwritten note/ message from author is always a moment of excitement. 



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