Naga Chokkanathan

‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is an old saying. But many times we do it, Especially, we pick books attracted by an interesting title. (I have a feeling publications will have a separate department to choose attractive titles to books.)

Unfortunately, many of the books don’t live up to this expectation. Once you finish reading the book, you realize the title is just made up to attract the reader and has no relevance in the actual story / content of the book. You feel disappointed, cheated even, but that’s how book selling works.

Tea20 is one such book I picked, purely for the title. Thankfully, it didn’t disappoint me with the content. More than anything, I was really happy that the title is so much fitting to this delightful collection of crisp, short stories, which can be your tea time companion.

Buy Tea-20: Perfect companion for your teatime

Author Vinod Kumar has a very simple, highly readable language and straight to the point writing style. This reflects even in the themes he choses for his stories.

I guess most of these are not really ‘fiction’al stories, at least some part of them should be real, but who cares? Vinod uses real life incidents and nicely links them to his thought process and creates a readable story.

All 20 stories in this book are 3 to 4 pages long, Means, you can read it in a matter of 5 minutes or less, exactly the ‘tea time’ the book wrapper is talking about. I enjoyed the book very much. You would too, especially if you are living in an Indian city and from IT field, which is the background for most of these stories.

(Tea20 : Vinod Kumar S : Leadstart Publishing : Rs 125)

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