“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” ‘Rays and Ripples’ serves experience, learning and the secret to become courteous and honorable – hot on the platter. The book is a collection of short poems and stories, which give a chance to the readers to introspect and change the way of their life. The content opens doors and gives an opportunity to all the readers to cherry pick opportunities for themselves and try living a peaceful and happy life.
As said by Mao Zedong-If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. ‘Rays and Ripples’ is a collection of several short (really short) stories and short poems. The cover of the book is apt. However, the blurb does not give any idea about the book. It talks about interaction with nature, but the overall idea of the book is introspection. The use of word ‘tiny’ for collection of stories sounded ambiguous to me.
The font- style and size is fine. Special mention of the sketches, present in the book, that enhance the reading. The poems are short and sweet and most of them are free verses. The stories are crisp and to the point. However, they are very much predictable. All of the stories seemed children’s stories but I would like to compliment the author’s ability to play with the words and introduce twists and turns in the sentences. Stories like ‘Its beauty didn’t last for long’ are more like a narrative essay. The language is very simple and probably that is the reason why I felt that this book should be read by children.
The typesetting, editing and proofreading has really been worked upon but still the problem with proper punctuation, persists.
Overall, as a debutant book, the author has done justice with the content present in this book.
Best wishes to the author!