My Book Review
- Title: Window Seat
- Author: Yashluv Virwani
- Paperback:110 pages
- Publisher:HALF BAKED BEANS (2017)
What does a Window Seat remind you of? Your apartment in a high-rise building, in the lap of your couch, a cup of chai in your hand, a song on your lips, as you watch the world outside, with its share of glittering streetlights, honks and smoke, flow? Or the incessant journeys you undertake, in buses or trains, with music digging deep in your ears, as you see miles and miles of untamed wilderness ? I want you to go back to your childhood, in the cosy arms of the eldest member in your family, who, using the threads of magic, weaved a parallel existence around you, transporting you to a place away from all the things that bind you – because that is the land where stories work – a land that has no cages, only freedom.
My Review –
It’s a debut novel by Yashluv Virwani. Window seat is an anthology book containing 8 stories. Author has a unique style of writing the story. He didn’t give the name to the characters. It’s that it’s not confined to one particular character but we can imagine our selves or relate to the storyline with the characters as our imagination has no bounds and kudos to the author as he is able to do it so. To make our imagination wide enough, carry our soul to the place where we can actually feel the emotions with the story. Every story and every character is very relatable. Uniquely presented each story where the different stories about the stranger meets, the tales of souls who wants to fly, journey of the woman who back to the storyteller, it’s a conversation over drinking cup of chai or cup of coffee, it’s a travelling journey by the train and meet strangers or seating near the window seat. The quotes of the rumi adds more spice to the tales. Author used urdu and hindi sentences or poems in between the pages which adds more flavor too. The concept is very unique and the writing and story presentation is very well. The blur image of a girl who is seating near the window seat looks very attractive and title is cool. Enjoyed reading this collection of amazing tales.
My ratings for this book considering the cover, title, blurb, language, presentation, story plot I would like to give 4/5 stars.