All Of Me by [Karmakar, Jonali]

About the Book:

All of Me is a collection of thirteen little stories that have been gleaned from real life as well as imagination. Exploring a range of genres, these throb with everything primal to human nature: fear, angst, joy, love, and longing. Some stories are designed to elicit smiles, chuckles, and maybe even a belly laugh or two whereas some are meant as a reality check. Universal in nature, each story provides a glimpse of what women empowerment or a lack thereof can mean in a person’s life.
From a small hamlet in India to the roads of Australia; from a mother’s betrayal to a daughter’s confession; from romance to heartbreak, learn for yourself the what, how and whys.
Originally written for anthologies and ezines, these stories have been revisited and updated for this new collection.

Book Review:

All of me gave a refreshing touch to my reading session. I appreciate Jonali’s effort in bringing her stories into one place; a compiled form. Each story depicted a strong hold to follow.

I found her writing and stories to be eccentric and daring with layers to it. They were realistic, bold and deep. It held an impressive writing style. There was a share to read in between  the lines which impressed me. I personally loved the story Finding Myself and Blurred Lines and the best lines/scene is from Burning Bridges where a simple side glance from her did magic to Diptesh.

Some of the stories made me feel that there is missing something or incomplete where they left me unsatisfied or uneasy; like there could have been more or it could have been better. The book cover also didn’t fall into appealing tag to me.

Overall it was good and I would like to have a second part of this. I would rate this book 3.5/5 and invite my readers to try it as it won’t disappoint for sure!

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About the Author:

Jonali Karmakar is a fiction writer with a Masters in English. Writing is not just her passion but her way of dealing with life. She loves being able to escape into the worlds she creates. Everything that she writes becomes a part of her and she wants her readers to know the woman behind those words. In addition to being an educator, she works as a content editor for a local news portal. She has been providing editing, proofreading and translation services for the past few years.

Jonali’s work has been published in several journals, anthologies and poetry collections both national and international. An avid reader, she loves flipping pages of anything and everything on the table and reviewing the same on her blog Eclectic Moods. She feels that reading and writing are the flip sides of the same coin. Writing is her way of communicating with the world. When she’s not writing or teaching she loves to experiment with her paintings.