- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: Notion Press; 1 edition (21 January 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1946515205
- ISBN-13: 978-1946515209
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Priyanka Sharma Kaintura is a perpetual observer and explorer. She deciphers and narrates the varied nuances of society, love, relationships and mythology.
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Top customer reviews
I cannot name a single story as my favorite and neither I can give the long list in this review. But I like to mention that the series of ‘Nine Names of Durga’ is written exceptionally well and stands apart.
‘My Jiffies’ will surprise you with every turn of the page because you never know what it is written on next page you are walking into and what next turn of a page and next story will bring to you. Enjoy the ride.
We could compare itself to a menu and it is thanks to the themes chosen by the writer that we can peek into the lives of other men and women, who are just like us, who at times are searching for the true love or who are confused, disillusioned or are hopeful.
Some of the protagonists of the book is, in fact, the dark side of the man and of course the woman, who behind the apparent, ordered respectability or overt bonhomie conceals treachery, deception and perversion. But the author is sympathetic and never condemns really, but on the contrary, try a little indulgence for everyone, even the most unpleasant ones are narrated with ruthless humor, and place all of them in small and very small middle class environments, in places tending to the squalid.
Every bite on whichever page your turn will satiate the most demanding reader, but in the end, it will be the only important thing, the same for everyone, that life should be savored bit by bit, just like the narratives and the poems written to perfection and served with love.
It’s difficult to give an unequivocal opinion on the different stories, but all are delicious in their own way. The author has managed to blend in a unique fashion of the themes and tells of the men and women that encompasses the many shades of life.
The author has her own unique style, who manages to do justice to the intent of this anthology that surprises the reader page after page with the rare gift to absorb the reader with an original narrative, or perhaps it would be more correct to say many original narratives, where the people would transmit sensations comforting the insatiable reader through the stories.
Contrary to what you can expect these stories are not truncated opening words or extracts of complex stories but clips from conclusive, ironic and amusing life, with the rhythms of romance, where each one is different in style and form, but all united by the marriage of tales and verses that gives sweet and spicy sensations and emotions with a single secret ingredient called the love.
The tales and verses has declined in a winning recipe artfully combining the flavors and manages to summon the magic that brings to places, people and stories each one different and personal, but all to feast on page after page.
The small truths, including emotional disappointments and many good lines of this anthology can bring a smile to the difficulties. Between hope and courage to face the reality these tales are appetizing to savour one behind the other or re-read when you want to find some kind of serenity and excitement, but with a great emotional impact!
Irony and lightness are the sign that distinguishes the book along with a deep understanding of not only of the soul but also the habits, customs, ways of life, talking and thinking. Every page has something different from the other, meaning that the usual smiling lightness joins a trace of bitterness that inevitably turns into sarcasm and the usual irony.
Don't lead me anywhere
I don't wish a lovelier place
For I am in my dream already
Be with me here'
My Jiffies by Priyanka Sharma Kaintura is a unique compilation of short stories, poems, sarcasm, dialogues and satire. this book basically presents author's deep observations and experiences in a beautiful manner.
This book is divided into seven sections- orations, eclogues, monologues and dialogues, stories, Pathos, Satire and Sarcasm
The cover is so eye catching which will make the reader to fall in love with it.
It is hard to say which piece of writing was better as everything is so beautiful, deep and full of emotions.
I personally loved mythological tales like 'Shiva so Desirable', ' Arjuna or Bhima' and ' The nine shades of Durga'
This books is complete package which provides the reader with diversity and one can easily relate with it.
This book is perfect for weekend to read some fresh, unique and magical write ups.
One of my favourites things about reading this book was how realistic and relatable each situations were. In a way, this book manages to tell each and every one of our stories. Simple yet striking. Since the focus is on human emotions, one may expect repetition of themes. But this book offers diversity. There is a nakedness in the many relationships in this book that makes the authors words believable. I am also intrigued to know how the author came up with the idea for this book. The author's words have an incredible ability to make the readers feel warm, fuzzy and high on positivity.
If you are someone who loves variety and is looking for something fresh and quick-paced to read, My Jiffies is what you need. I am surely looking up more books like this one.
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Priyanka's debut as a writer & the choice of stories in the book has been outstanding.
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