Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Book Review - Times Lost Atlas

Ready to travel to Pakistan, London, Nepal, China, New York and India? Well not exactly in that order, but who is really bothered with the order when all of that comes almost for free. This Anthology of short stories promises exactly the same.

It is always so exciting to read about a book by a person, a friend, who you have always looked upon as a writer and one morning you are at work and you get a call that you have received that book as gift from that friend, you just cant wait to get home and lay your hands on it.

Gasping, tired and exhausted you reach home, frustrated having traveled in a crowded train and followed by a equally crowded bus journey, first thing you open that book and you read something and all your fatigue is just gone, like it was never there.
Holding it in my hands I promise myself to live up to it all my life.

Thank you so much Namrata, the lines you wrote to me, mean a lot, they really do and I'll strive my level best to keep upto it and live up to the expectations and faith you repose in me.


~      ISBN – 9788192648002
~      Category - Fiction
~      Genre - Drama
~      Publishers - Half Baked Beans Literature
~      Price - Rs.175/-
~      Pages - 252

About the Author

Stories by 11 authors Budhaditya Bhattacharjee, Sakshi Shrivastava, Geetha Madhuri, Pooja Wanpal, Malavika Roy Singh, Namrata M, Vishal Bagaria, Shruti Jain, Anurag Anand, Adwitiya Borah, Vishnu Vardhanan are compiled by Harsh Agarwal.

With 11 stories encompassing 11 major events of the last decade, this anthology is a concoction of tragedy, romance, mystery and thriller, brewed to perfection to ensure a nail biting experience.

Reminisce and relish the events which shook the world. Breathe the freshness of past, dive into the reasons that shaped the world as it is now, walk through your bygone times, fly across the continents marking your longest journey ever – for you hold the Time’s Lost Atlas in your hand.

My Thoughts

The most difficult aspect of writing the stories in this book was that the authors of had to stitch fictions on the real life incidents with the limitations of not concocting the facts, still not make it like a newspaper report.

All the authors have done complete justice to the each plot handed to them. They have recreated the scenes with aplomb and have taken the stories to a different level. Barring a couple of stories the plot is not revealed till almost 80% of the story in done, which is remarkable feat having to write nonfiction as fiction.

The publishers had a diamond at their disposal but they couldn’t really capitalize on the potential the book has. They could have marketed it better. I hope they re-launch the book. But having said that the book is a must read, a true value for money or may be more. Go grab your copy now.

Fruit Verdict

This book is like a juicy and ripe strawberry dipped in chocolate. The chocolate adds to the sweetness.  Once you pick one you just cant stop till you finish a whole bowl.


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Connect With The Publishers At

Facebook: Times Lost Atlas
Twitter: @halfbakedbeans
Website: www.hbbpublishing.com
Buy on amazon.in at a discounted price for Rs.145/-


1 comment:

  1. pleasures all mine, you are most welcome :)
    reading this book has been a wonderful experience!!


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