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Book Review: One Plot Many Stories by Sarath Babu

Sarath Babu is one of the prominent lifestyle bloggers in India. He blogs about many topics; however he, is, on top of the line, famous for book reviews. Recently, he came up with his first book, a collection of short stories named One Plot Many Stories. The book is very short, around twenty-seven pages and consists of fourteen very short and yet unique stories. All of his stories have same characters, namely John and David. They are in every story, sometimes as father and son duo, at times as friends and so on. People looking for extremely short and light read may grab this book from Amazon Kindle, as of now only e-book is available.

The book is a multi-themed, ranging from human morality to friendships to betrayal and many in between. There is one particular story where David and John are friends where David has a lottery selling shop and John purchases lottery from his shop almost every day. During Christmas time as the prize money was Rs. One Crore, John buys a few tickets. Next day after the results are announced, John cannot believe that he is entitled to that prize, his ticket matched the number. He heads straight for David’s shop to share the good news, well there things are turning otherwise. The police have arrested David on the charges of selling duplicate tickets. Seeing this John turns gloomy and thinks that David has been cheating him all these days. In anger, John tears the lottery ticket. However, the irony is that David never cheated John. David had sold duplicate tickets to others but never to John. Similar irony is presented almost in all stories. If you enjoy stories with good theme and marvelous irony, well go nowhere and stick to this book and you will not be disappointed. You can always read more about Sarath Babu on his blog:


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