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Book Review: My Tiny Chaotic Universe by Jithu Biji Thomas

My Tiny Chaotic Universe by Jithu Biji Thomas is a mix of poetry, thoughts, musings, and free versus. It is not a heavy literature that particularly associates with poems and poets. Just 116 pages, a poetic piece on each page, the book leaves you with mixed feelings on the gamut of subjects that you chance upon while reading it.

Finding stories in trees, sea beaches, stars, rain, etc.! Yes, the prominent theme of the book deals with stories that surrounds us…that make our environment, community, locales, and much more. Though not segmented in proper fictional or themed wise sections, the book exudes sarcasm and irony about life, especially in earlier and mid poems. Later on the book delves deep in the idiosyncrasies of our controversial aspects that we think define our life and its pertaining social status. As open and vast as ocean, this book will let you traverse through a wide base of scope.

Jithu’s prowess of poetic caliber is not limited to nature or funny elements of our existence, rather he sheds thoughts on aspects that may look serious to the folks but are devoid of logic from within. For instance the poem Just Blow Again on birthday candles mocks the futility of the ritual. In 53 poems, the book covers a farrago of chaotic expressions about love, aspirations, societal mirror, introspection…and much more. The concurrent themes in the book are funny and rich, but not overlapping.

Last 4 to 5 poems reflect the inward voices of our human nature. Be it a car, metro or bus or for that matter a chance upon an alien, we root for our identity and comfort first than getting into moral dilemma. The pencil sketched diagrams before each poem justifies the stance of the author.

It is such a simple, light and wonderful collection of poetry, of various ranges, that you will cherish it any day, in any mood. Each poem lends an easy-to-understand narrative to its readers as a token of gift. Finally the book can be reckoned as deep and meaningful.

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