EBook title : Jai’s Assorted Tales
Author : Sitharaam Jayakumar
Pages : 102
I always love to support new, promising writers and Sitharaam is one of them. His writing journey mirrors mine when he says that he started writing his blog a few years back while working in the corporate sector.
These are nice, short stories which will surely regale you.
The Section 1 which is in the Horror/Thriller category is the best part of the book. What especially grabbed my attention, is the subtle twist in the tale at the end.
Played for a sucker and An Unspoiled Girl, are my favourites, precisely for that reason.
However, having same names of protagonists in consecutive stories which are not related to each other, might cause confusion in the mind.
The other stories in this section are also good.
Section 2 is Science Fiction / Humour. In this, the protagonists names like Captain Haddock, Din Din and Professor Candyfloss Calculus will trigger some pleasant childhood memories.
Section 3 is Science Fiction / Public Welfare, Section 4 is Science Fiction / Miscellaneous and Section 5 is General, which have some thought provoking stories.
This is the author’s fourth book and is good for some light reading. Some of the stories in this book can be developed further into bigger short stories by the Author, especially from Section 1. Thriller/Horror seems to be a genre which is the Author’s strong point.
Other Books by Sitharaam Jayakumar –
Eighty Hours To Save Karen
The Krishnapur Kidnappings
A To Z Of Men And Women Who Excelled In Sports