Author: Shilpi Chaklanobis
Publisher: Notion Press
About the Author:
Shilpi Chaklanobis hails from the beautiful city of Kanpur and has spent the majority of her adult life in Delhi. She currently heads the Digital Marketing division at an MNC. The amalgamation of her years spent amongst the quiet, calm streets of a small city and the hustle and bustle of a metropolitan like Delhi has lent her a unique perspective towards life. She aims to translate her experiences and understanding of human relationships into stories that not only move people but also resonate with them. She believes that the beauty of a story lies within its ability to be interpreted by the reader in the way they desire as is evident from her writing. Apart from writing, she spends her time devouring books by the dozen. This is her first endeavor as a writer and her writing not only shows promise, but also has a sense of sensitivity that compels you to think about the lives you touch every day.
Shilpi Chaklanobis shows a wealth of talent in her fiction debut, ‘Panorama,’ which is a collection of 15 well written short stories. Not limited to a single genre, the book strings together skillfully narrated tales that explore emotions in their variegated forms. The stories range widely in both tone and scope. With her simple yet strong style, the writer demonstrates not a singular narrative voice but a realistic chorus. Her work grapples with the issues of the day as she serves up slice after slice of agony, desire and melancholy.
What I found best about the book was that many of the entries demonstrate the human ability to endure crises and to regenerate afterward.
The language, while often simple and sometimes absolutely conversational, is always in the service of narrative. There are no triumphs of style over substance, the stories themselves are vital.
All the stories are serviceable, none bad.
I'd like to thank the author for letting me review her book. I do hope you end up liking the book when you read it. Thank you so much for stopping by, and happy reading!