Book Review, Fiction, Short Stories

Book Review: My Father Drank my Lover and Other Stories by Ashok Banker

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Blurb (as on Goodreads):

An eclectic collection of short stories inspired by mythology, fantasy, sci-fi and the paranormal.

A bag travels the universe looking for evil, bigoted civilizations to consume. The machinations of a dark and terrible goddess lead to unexpected outcomes. A girl child is married off in a technologically advanced dystopic world steeped in prejudice and intolerance. A desperate mother tries to bring her children back to nature from a digital existence.

In each of these stories and more, Ashok Banker assaults the senses through shock and awe. Exploring overarching themes of love, feminism, equality and social justice, these eleven refreshingly original works of imagination are powerful, dark and haunting.

Published in a collection for the first time in India, the tales are macabre yet stunning, honest parables of our world.

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Well, does the name sound absurd? This is one book that brings you multiple stories on different themes, each perfectly capable of holding your attention and surprise you eventually.

Ashok Banker has a vivid imagination, not only in the field of Indian Mythology but Sci-fi, and other traditional genres. My Father Drank my Lover and Other Stories in a collection that makes you want to read the book in one sitting, especially because all the variety the book has to offer. The plot ranges from mythological retellings to crazy Sci-fi, the good, the evil and the unexplainable.

I particularly loved the writing style which is gripping and complements the sassiness/bizarreness/weirdness each story carries.

While I want to give you all a glimpse of each story, I am sure I won’t be able to stop myself from including spoilers. But nevertheless, I would most certainly recommend this collection to one and all and I am certain this book will be loved by all, irrespective of the country they live in.

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Purchase Links:                           |Amazon Paperback|

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**Huge thanks to Pan Macmillan for the copy. All opinions are my own**

 

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