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Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:28 pm [PST]
Book Reviews
Pieces like Pottery
Book author : Dan Buri
Reviewed by : Devi
Reviewed Date : 2015-10-21
Reviewed Time : 00:57:03
Tags : anxiety, Future, human nature, inhibitions, literature, loss, Love, Past, Present, redemption, short stories

Source: https://theverdictsout.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/pieces-like-pottery/
Genre: Literature / Short Fiction

My Review

Pottery is a beautiful art – the art of molding clay into various shapes. The art is truly for the beholder as something which can seem random to someone can mean something incredible for someone else. Dan Buri’s “Pieces like Pottery” is very much like the art of Pottery, and therefore apt with the name. The stories are all molded like clay into some incredible pieces of stories which force the reader to ponder on their meanings and relate it to their lives in some or the other way.
The book is an anthology of 9 stories, each very different from the other. Each stories bring out different layers of human emotions in a slightly grey light but still shining bright. There is something in each of the stories which gives you goosebumps and leaves a lasting impression in your mind about the characters and the setting of the story.
  • The Grave Site is tragic way in which relationship affects in face of hardships and tough times
    Twenty Two is a brilliant tale on misery, guilt and how life changes depending upon how you handle these emotions. The characters in this story will never leave your mind. The twist in the story will be like a punch in your gut.
    Expect Dragons talk about the wonderful relationships you foster with some particular people in the growing years of your life. There are always someone who inspires you to go beyond your capability and face life with all its darkness and come out strong.
    Father talks about the strength of the character versus the power and hold society has over you.
    Dies Cum Anxieta is yet another beautiful story acknowledging your insecurities but still overcoming it to excel in the task at hand
    Two Friends talk about the inseparable friendship between Joy and Sorry. Where one is, the other is bound to be.
    The Ballard of Love and Hate really makes you introspect on your relationship and see it in the light of the events that are mentioned in the story. You cannot have a dry eye after reading this story.
The book is something to be cherished and re-lived for many more times.

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