Welcome to the Book Review of Walks Through Life by Santhosh K Komaraju.
Walks Through Life is a collection of nine stories that bring you face to face with how life should truly be lived.
The stories reflect living Life in the proper way, in the highest life condition, with integrity and joy woven into our everyday.
Yes, the story has a moral reminder, and they build on the philosophy of our sages, where our culture has been about doing what is right! These short stories are a wonderful reminder, and short lesson, in what is important!
The Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award in the Short Story Category
Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention Award in the Short Story/Novella Category
“Santhosh Komaraju’s book gets a big thumbs up.” –
Reader’s Favorite, 5 Star Review
This exceptional award-winning collection of nine stories that teach a lesson will take you on an important journey to remind you of who you are, as well as your true value as a human being.
In this inspiring and thought-provoking book about philosophical truths, a collection of beautiful stories with morals combines messages about life, philosophy, self-discovery, and spirituality. Each of the tales implores us to continue our human legacy, reminding us of the virtuous nature that is inherently ours but is often hidden by life’s daily struggles.
This book set in medieval times contains spiritual stories that can change lives, involving Indian kings, mystics, princes, and farmers. Stripping away the distractions of the present day, author Santhosh K. Komaraju provides a poignant look at what truly matters and encourages us to seek the essence of who we really are.
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About the Author:
Santhosh Komaraju is a story writer and author of an award winning book.
His debut book Walks Through Life: Stories had won the National Indie Excellence Award and a finalist award at the International Book Awards.
His short fiction was published in Twist and Twain, an online literary magazine. His inspiration to write comes from the teachings spread across ancient Hindu scriptures.
You can sign up on his website at santhoshkomaraju.com to receive email about his new writings.
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The Book Cover is striking as it is different. The black and white grid with footprints and the red spine.
The footprints through the grid which is on the book cover are reminiscent of LIFE – as we walk through, and navigate through the maze of this life.
The red dot and the book spine is, to me, the brightness of the human spirit – our fire, passion, and resilience!
First off, the style of
writing is very different from the usual writings that you come
across these days.
It took me a few pages to get used to the language and form of writing. Once I did, it was a smooth sail and the stories literally came alive.
So, actually, the author, Santhosh Komaraju has very smartly used a very different (at times jarring) style of narrating the story, which makes your brain look a little harder and pay attention to the story, and more importantly the lesson of the story.
I found once in the flow of reading, I absorbed the stories like I would the mythical tales from our culture – believing them to be true of a bygone era, and taking in the morals from the experiences of the protagonists of each story.
Some of the stories that left me thinking for a long while after (and in my opinion, those are the best kind of stories – those which make us pause, reflect and think a little deeper, no?)
The story of the Mango trees and how we search was insightful about our inner dialogues, the story of the priest and the lady really brought home the power of thoughts and intentions trumping over our backgrounds, and many more!
I hope you enjoyed reading my review of Santhosh Komaraju’s book: A Walk Through Life.
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