January 10, 2018

Book Review: Icebergs in Paradise by Sayan Basak

Icebergs in Paradise
Author: Sayan Basak
Publisher: Woven Words Publishers

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” ‘Icebergs in Paradise’ serves experience, learning and the emotions involved- hot on the platter.The book is a collection of poems which give a chance to the readers to introspect and reflect on their way of living.

Reading the title I assumed the icebergs to denote the obstacles in our paradise called life, but when I scanned the blurb, I was left completely baffled. Neither does the blurb give a fair idea of what exactly is the theme of the book nor does it maintain a balance in content organization. The poems reek of emotions but the idea is unclear. Even though the vocabulary is crisp, yet the poems failed to strike the right chord.

The blurb is a stark reminder that the editing has been overlooked. For an instance, check the sentence structure: ‘Some of us swim in the overflowing of the wine glass of life’. Even the cover fails to attract the eye.

Overall, the poems do to abide by a particular theme but individually they are quite meaningful and use euphemism to highlight the harsh reality.

Best wishes to the poet!

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