So often we read books where we
practically visualize ourselves amidst the characters, seeing what they see and
often feeling what they feel. Imagine a book where you get to read elegant
writing complemented with vivid and mesmerizing photographs as well. Wouldn’t
that take you to a different level altogether? Of-course it would; to a place in
time where everything stops and you are alone in the company of striking words
and scenic photographs. Yes that’s what ‘The Stopover’ written by Deepa Pinto
and Ram Prakash is all about.
Honestly I have read many books and
I love being in the company of books, alone with just the author’s words and my
imagination. When I read the first few pages of ‘The Stopover’, I realised that
this would turn out to be an amazing experience. The picture is not only
painted by the authors’ words but the breathtaking scenery as well.
The Stopover has four stories set
in picturesque locations. ‘The Tibetan Wheel of Wisdom’ set in Ladakh, ‘The Sun
Shines Forever’ set in Ooty, ‘A Rocking Horse Can Gallop Too’ set in
Channapatna and ‘I Hear Them Calling’ set in Chennai. Enticing isn’t it? Most
certainly so, the writing is unfussy and clear-cut but still has the power to
grasp your attention.
It is a fresh concept and wonderful
at that. The writing flair and manner is unpretentious and manages to
hold on to your attention. Good fiction with equally good collection of photographs,
well that is just cherry on top of the cake, isn’t it? I hope this is accepted
by the readers for I very much enjoyed reading the few pages Deepa sent me and
am frankly looking forward to more.
Authors- Deepa Pinto and Ram
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