On the review table today is “Voices of the Silent Creek” by Vikkas Arun Pareek. It’s been long since I read this book, but I had too many things on my plate in the past one month. Finally, I am glad to do this review, today.
“Shanti is married in a prominent family but her life will never be the same for a life thrusted on her for honour of the family. She accepts her life but will she let the same fate unfold for her younger sister?
Bhano discovers the horrors of her sister’s life. Will she be able bring justice to her sister’s life and her sacrifices?
Arti finds herself strangled with choices. Will she risk her life and her family’s life to help Bhano get justice or leave her helpless?
The story of set in rural India takes us through unimaginable yet common atrocities which a woman faces in today’s society. Will they fail to survive? Will they emerge stronger battling the troubles? “
Stri’s Take On It:
In India, you can never fail to impress audience if you write a book on women related issues. This book is yet another example of that. I am telling this as a compliment to the author as writing women related issue by a man is quite tedious, and Vikkas has done justice to the genre.
I personally loved and could correlate to the story as I have an elder sister who is meek and introvert. The story, although majorly set in Rural India, touches heart of readers irrespective of their city or lifestyle.
There is a little too much drama, but the book is overall a good and deep read.
- Genre is bang on! The author did a great job in picking a plot that is sensitive and sticking on to it without deviating here and there.
- The story is realistic. It is natural and deep that it might give goosebumps.
- The language of narration and story telling needs to be improved vastly. For such a nice story, the story telling style is a big let down.
Bottom line: Pick this book for the story! You might not regret it, if you can adjust some lousy language flow here and there.