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Bongpen 75 (Bengali) Hardcover – 2017
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Internet sensation, blogger Bongpen has hand-picked 75 of his choicest stories. Written in his trademark easy-going style, these stories will appeal to everyone, in every mood. The book we have all been waiting for!
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The length - 75 short stories across 275 pages, hitting the sweet spot of 3-4 pages/story for my ADD-led brain.
The characters - you have met each one of them at some point while growing up in urban and suburban Bengal. The intricacies and quirks of language and body language of these people are as real to you, the reader, as the daily Ganashakti spread out on bulletin boards in every para
The dialogues - If the book is 5/5, the dialogues are 6/5. I'm not the most well read proponent of Bangla literatrure but have not felt so connected with the characters because of their lines since Satyajit Ray's Feluda and Shonku series. Some of you will be calling that low brow, and that's fine, it's absolutely relatable and real. That's exactly how these people speak in the real world.
The plots - This is the one place where you may find a bit of repetition with the theme of death and the super natural recurring every couple of stories. But the deft handling and distinction between each story never lets you get bored of the plot (the short form and captivating dialogues also help). It will be amiss of me to say death is the only theme, as Tanmay handles relationships, romance, and science fiction equally masterfully, and always using his two greatest weapons (dialogues and the next point coming up).
The Twist In The Tale - They say you feel me once and shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me. After getting stumped by the twists in the first few stories, you take it up as a challenge to be ahead of the author in the next one, but it almost never happens. You know there's a twist, it's Tanmay's open challenge to us, and yet he finds a way to trick us one more time, with the surprise being there right in front of our eyes throughout. If the final scoreline is better than Tanmay 65 - You 10, then you should be very proud.
It is not only my favourite fiction book of 2017 it's one of my favourite fiction books of all time. If you can read Bangla you will be doing a bigger service to yourself by reading this than any Rs. 300 you'll spend