We of the Forsaken World Kiran Bhat (Book Review #721)

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We of the forsaken world is a fictional book written with four characters as protagonists. Each character has a story of its own with no relevance to the other and as disjointed as this may sound the book takes you on a journey around the world experiencing the culture, relationships and drama.

I particularly enjoyed the one-armed woman who was taking revenge on the man who trafficked her.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

It is evident that the author wanted the reader to throw out the pre-twenty-first century assumptions about how a place can be narrated and guided readers to think globally.

Without referencing directly to any specific nation or race, the book allowed the reader to relate to its fictional scenes. The literature was poetic and lyrical. I particularly enjoyed the writing being so well narrated. This is the author’s first book written in English.

Although the book may seem like a collection of stories, it covered a vast and wide range of topics such as pollution and capitalism as well as courage, hope and love.

I would recommend the book to anyone who likes to read and think outside the box, enjoys fictional stories and cares about the world globally.

Written by Jeyran Main

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