Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Book Review #70 : Tale 0’12


Book Overview~

Every life event is a story. In fact, every moment of our life is part of a story being happened. We always ignore those because we think stories have no connection to real life happenings. But when we read stories or fictions suddenly we connect ourselves to the storyline or some of the characters emotionally or otherwise. That’s why stories always fascinate us, entertain us & give us some lessons of life.

‘Tale O’ 12 is a collection of twelve stories/experiences inspired from real life events written in a fictional narrative. One would definitely connect to the characters of the stories in some manner or other because all the stories have something that’s related to everyone’s life.

Tale 0’12 by Biranchi N Acharya is the first book from “Bloggers To Authors” program at BlogAdda.

Short stories are always a gem to read and require less concentration, they do leave a lasting impression on the reader's mind. When I read the blurb, I was excited to read the stories which were inspired from real life since they are more dramatic, realistic and adventurous.

The Cover Page~

The cover page very clearly gives the message that the book has twelve stories. It has clocks in concentric circles.


Spelling mistakes – I can recall two instances of a misspelled word (“clean ‘saved’ face”) in two different stories. As a reader, it is very annoying when one is immersed in a story – but you have to ‘sudden break’ because you spot an error! This book is edited well, but proofreading is where it failed. There are errors throughout the book, which could have been avoided.


Language – The simplicity of words makes it easy for the reader to connect with the stories.

Ordinary realistic stories with lessons- All the twelve stories narrated by the author Biranchi N Acharya are very ordinary and relatable, and send out strong lessons.

The readers looking for some inspiration on various insightful topics like politics, religion, society etc. would definitely like this book. The author’s knowledge on these topics and how he explains them in simple words is superb. The author despite narrating his own perspective and inferences, leaves the reader to think about the experience and form their own opinions, learn their own lessons.

Real life events have inspired these twelve stories, making them relatable to all readers. We can definitely see ourselves in some of these characters, and we would have definitely gone through a few of these experiences in our lives as well. Tale O’12 is a relatable book that way.

One important thing that every story includes in its narration is the fact that, though the author is an experienced and well-read person, he never stops learning and the thirst for knowledge is kept alive by him. This is something that all of us should strive for.

The twelve stories from Tale O’12 range from around 10 to 40 pages each. Each story is a delightful read. A good collection of short stories, worth a read!

Rating - 3.5/5

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