I received this book in paperback as a signed copy by the author and I am thankful both to him and the publisher.
Impulse is a compilation of short stories written by Reekeit Serai and just as the stories the book is short, light and suitable for reading on a journey or while traveling as it can be finished a little over an hour. And that is the best thing about it. The rest of your journey will be worth spend by the thoughts and questions this book arouse in a reader’s mind.
In these 18 stories, Reekrit Serai touches upon subjects that shape our urban lives, such as an entrepreneurs ambition, an interns unconfessed affection for his boss, the realisation of the hardships of being a parent by an impatient son, and the suffering and death caused by communalism.
Serai’s voice looks strong and ambitious often. With some good narration and some conceptually analysed fictitious events, the book makes an overall good impression on the reader’s mind. In recent times, I haven’t read an Indian author with so much capability, who has so much to say with a tablespoon of humour and elusiveness each.
I am looking forward to read more of his works in future as he looks like a good prospect for an emerging writer of modern India.
3 out of 5