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Lasya Shashimohan's Soul-stirring Tales
|by Padmaja Iyengar - Paddy|
My acquaintance with Lasya Shashimohan’s works began with reading her beautiful poems on Muse India – Your Space. Her insightful, intuitive and intelligent writing style has always fascinated me...
‘The Search and Other Stories’ is my first exposure to Lasya’s prose style. Her story telling style has the same easy and flowing quality as her poems. That she is a master of wordplay is amply demonstrated in her poems and the same comes out beautifully in her short stories too. Sample this in ‘The Find’ (Sequel to ‘The Search’):
These lines sum up the stories, ‘The Search’ and its sequel ‘The Find’.
Pick any story in the collection - whether it be ‘Versatile Eye’, ‘The Cosmic Touch’, ‘Isis’, ‘ or ‘Metamorphosis’, - one cannot miss the mystique, intrigue or that certain something to which one can’t put a finger, in Lasya’s writings. These make each short story in the collection an engaging and compelling read. The stories, because of their powerful themes and that rare ethereal quality, will remain with us for long...
That Lasya Shashimohan is a magician with words and can keep one riveted to them, is proved beyond any doubt in her ‘The Search and Other Stories’. Don’t miss this soul-stirring journey that Lasya takes us through!
Couldn’t agree more that “The Search and 14 other unusual spell-binding tales raise significant questions about the nature of truth and the palpability of reality”!
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