An intriguing concept touched upon almost in every short story written by Deepak Kaul in his new collection ‘Dissent’. Whether it is ‘Taboo’, ‘Void’, ‘Love Jihad’ or ‘Karma Agni’; interesting topics have been acquired and put in words. No two short stories seem to have a connection, yet they fall in harmony. Together, the stories form a book which tries to blend in a lot of ideas and school of thoughts. The endings are abrupt, leaving the readers amused for a while. The concept and impression of the writings comes across very clearly and less fugitive, even though the next story starts before you can understand where you left the last. The aroma of feelings hang around in your head even after the book is over.
A short eighty page book that sums up the psychology of everyday life, also leaving a scope for the reader to interpret in his or her manner. It’s not to be considered a great piece of writing or a classic as it openly shows the loose ends, classifying the writer to be a little amateur.
All in all, a good short story collection for a beginner, Deepak Kaul has done a decent job. The heart of the book seems in the right place.
‘I received a copy from Writersmelon.com in exchange of an honest and unbiased review.’