I participated in the giveaway contest conducted by The Readers Cosmos and Harper Collins India on Twitter, and I'm happy I won this book.
When I heard about Frankly Spooking, I really liked the title. I thought it was smart! But when I saw the cover, I found it a little dull and plain for a horror fiction. Then I read some nice reviews and I thought to read it, as horror/paranormal fiction is one of my favourite genre. They don't scare me, I don't mind but they have to be gripping. And I am impressed!
Frankly Spooking by Sriramana Muliya is a collection of 30 spooky stories. No, it's not a big fat book, because most of the stories are short. I liked it as it can make the read quick (Though, I was not very quick:)), however some stories are too short to create impact.
Stories are gripping and interesting and the best thing about the stories is its unpredictability and they are quite believable. The setting is so lifelike that you want to believe what's happening. You just want to read on.
Although, every story is interesting and engrossing, Directer's Cut, Sleeping Over It, Stuck in the Middle are my favourites. I also liked The Other Side, but it was a little dramatic in the end and I thought it could be a perfect plot for a serial or movie. Blogosphere was again very gripping just when it ended, I wanted some more. Team Player was very engrossing and..and eww...it made me sick! (And when I say this, it's a compliment for a writer who write spooky stories.)
The writing is very neat and light that makes the read smooth and easy. Most of the stories are experimental type, left open ended. I like such stories but sometimes they seemed abrupt.
Frankly speaking, Frankly Spooking didn't scare me but, I really enjoyed reading them! For me, it was a gripping and interesting read! Waiting for author's next book.
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