REVIEW FOR SPEAKING STONE

ARCHITA MISHRA

What’s in a name? Sometimes, its all in the name. ‘The Little book of Everything’ is just about everything. A little treasure, a tiny little gem of a book. As the blurb suggests, keep it by your bedside, take it whenever you go, open a page and you get little messages. Sometimes, small lessons, some learnings and a lot to observe & introspect. This is a little book but has so much to offer. The lines written are gold & most of them will make it to my handlettering journal. Love this book & I totally recommend it to anyone, reader or non-reader. For the first time, I don’t think any kind of rating would do justice to this one. Its priceless! Do give it a read & thank me later.

MANI

Bhoot Bhavish Bartaman’ was a very interesting read for me. Now honestly speaking I have read a lot of thrillers in my life and whenever I pick a new thriller by any Indian author, I feel that nothing can surprise me now. But it is fun to read mystery thrillers and wait for the revelations. The author smartly plotted the story. I honestly didn’t find that many loose ends. The synchronization of the past and present was good. I won’t say it is a well written book because more work is needed but the narration definitely was gripping.

RONAK SHAH

What’s in a name? Sometimes, its all in the name. ‘The Little book of Everything’ is just about everything. A little treasure, a tiny little gem of a book. As the blurb suggests, keep it by your bedside, take it whenever you go, open a page and you get little messages. Sometimes, small lessons, some learnings and a lot to observe & introspect. This is a little book but has so much to offer. The lines written are gold & most of them will make it to my handlettering journal. Love this book & I totally recommend it to anyone, reader or non-reader. For the first time, I don’t think any kind of rating would do justice to this one. Its priceless! Do give it a read & thank me later.

RONAK SHAH

, December 2016: A young man found an ancient-looking piece of stone with strange images and Sanskrit inscriptions. A quest to know the origin of the stone brought him to the distant part of the country. Chandannagar, December 2016: A young vivacious historian woman read an old book on a century-old secret story about a little known part of the country. Her curiosity got the better of her as the book disappeared mysteriously before she could complete it. She reached a sleepy quaint state of the country to satiate her curiosity. Eventually they both met and their search began from the city museum to a far-flung rock mountain which revealed a century-old story of a seductive danseuse, her enigmatic lover, a string of her admirers, a painter with a photographic memory, a bird that could speak in many voices, a benevolent king and a gruesome conspiracy. And the most important clue to decode the final secret was with the missing part of The Speaking Stone But in the process of unearthing old secrets their lives were also in danger… To know more read… The Speaking Stone

About the author:

Ratnadip Acharya is the author of two successful novels, Life is Always Aimless… Unless you love it and Paradise Lost & Regained. He is a columnist for the Speaking Tree in The Times of India. He contributed many write-ups in different collections of Chicken Soup for the Soul. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Sophia and son, Akash.

My take on the book:

In a remote part of India, there is a mountain filled with stones that have been molded into beautiful and mystic creations.

A young man in Mumbai, Saikat accidentally gets his hand on a stone from an antics seller, which intrigues him as the stone has been chopped into half leaving Saikat with one vertical half. His attempt to get more details about the stone and its significance from its original owner does not yield results. Saikat gets obsessed to know about the stone and hence sets about inadvertently on an adventure.