Saturday, 25 June 2016

My review for Mehreen Ahmed's The Blotted Line

Great sketches

The Blotted Line contains several sketches, each one a depiction of struggle, a story of loss, sacrifice, and unjust odds. The author is able to capture and expose human emotion and weakness – and the conclusion of each short story is always fulfilling. To name a couple (without giving any spoilers), The Wager’s ending will make you shudder. Charade might give you a pesimistic outlook about single life and trivialities between friends. The Black Coat will give you a most intimate journey into the yearning heart of artist painter Piccolo-Xavier. The Anomalous Duo is the only sketch in the collection with an actual happy ending, and it explores the deep love between Minah & Sidu, two young souls, hindered by their different backgrounds and social status. Of Note starts with a dark premise, and equally dark or more is its ending. In some places the writing is slower, in others it’s faster. But it’s always worth your while to finish each sketch.

Note: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

The Blotted Line, links:
Amazon Author profile
Mehreen Ahmed

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