I recently read a beautiful book named Rukhsat – The Departure by Sujit Banerjee. I really loved the book and here is my take on the book
Rukhsat- The Depatures is a collection of 26 short stories, each story depicting a particular character and portraying some of the untouched aspects of human psyche. Each story touches a subject that is sensitive yet least discussed and considered to be taboo or better to be kept hidden under the closets of human mind. The book explores some of the hidden truths of homosexuality and child sex abuse, besides offering readers a trip to those solitary roads of lives that many of us have just heard about but never visited. The darkness of the stories sometimes left me pondering how difficult it is to keep my feet into the shoes of any of those 26 characters that are beautifully expressed in the book.
It’s one of the best books that I’ve read so far. Beautifully written and immaculately expressed, author has done full justice to each of the story. Each story is not more than 3 to 4 pages in length, offers a quick read yet carves a great impression on its reader’s mind and soul. The tales are short and crisp, and it’s really an art to express and convey so much in so less words. Some are interconnected and some standalone, the stories are intriguing and kept me glued till the end of each of them, yet at the end of each of it, I wanted more and flipped pages to read the next, next, and so on.
The only thing that bothered me at some places was the unfair ending of some of the stories. It left me wandering what would happen next, for instance, in the story named Qamar – The Letterbox, I couldn’t understand the ending. Had the length been extended to some more pages explaining a bit of detail, it would have been better to grasp what the tale was all about?
Ornamented words, rich vocabulary usage in the prose, and immaculate expression of thoughts make this book an awesome literary read for any short story lover like me. Looking forward to reading more great books like this by the author.
My overall rating for the book is 4 out of 5. Do have a look of the book by clicking the link below: