Blurb: From a honeymoon in the hill that goes horribly wrong to an obsessed lover who wants his first love in life and in death; From a mentally deranged man who collects body parts of various women to stitch together his dream girl to a skeptic who enters a mansion of horrors to win a bet and much more, this book is filled with scenarios that are guaranteed to give you goosebumps and sleepless nights. ‘The Other Side’ is a collection of thirteen tales of the paranormal; a world that our eyes refuse to see, our ears deny hearing and our senses ignore the feel of. This is a book for someone who is brave enough to take up this invitation to journey through uncharted waters along with the authors, who were inspired by some bizarre experiences to pen down this work where the lines of reality have been blurred by the footsteps of imagination.
About the authors:
The winner of the 2013 National Debut Youth Fiction Award and also the recipient of the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing apart from being the first Indian author to win the coveted ‘Best Debut (Romance)’ title at the international Goodreads choice awards, Faraaz Kazi has been tagged as the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India’ by many and is rated amongst the top male romance writers in the country.
A pediatrician by profession, Vivek Banerjee is an author by accident.He lives in Saharanpur with his parents, obstetrician wife and two children. The pressures of his profession leave him with little leisure but he still finds time for his varied interests. An avid traveller, he has covered the length and breadth of the country in real life and the rest of the world in his imagination. A voracious reader, music lover, self-confessed geek and an amateur ornithologist, he would rather walk the road less traveled, given the time and opportunity.
Review: Thanks to Faraaz Kazi for the review copy in exchange of honest review. The Other side is an anthology by Faraz Kazi & Vivek Banerjee. The book consists of 13 horror stories which are supposed to blow your mind. The book is quite interesting with different stories on different concepts. The tales are about unforeseen events that happen around us. No doubt the authors were moved by strange experiences to write these 13 tales of varying paranormal incidences. Faraz Kaazi has done a good job of writing the epilogue and preface. The way he has told his own story kept me stuck to the book. Every story was not shocking, some had some twists, touch of reality and a few stories had comical endings. The stories are parallel to ghostlike incidents heard from elders and in villages. I don’t prefer horror fiction as I hold an opinion that the usual horror movies seem all the same, I did not want to waste time in reading it. But I am glad to say that this book was astoundingly well written, it did not dishearten me. I welcome both the authors for creating a complete world, full of gloom and unspoken souls in this read. If you enjoy frightening stories, then you should read it and fright yourself with these 13 stories.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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