The Grandmaster and other short stories

The Grandmaster & other short stories

There is a certain crispness to the stories. As far as short stories go, these were quite good and I did enjoy them. However, there is one thing that I found a bit extra โ€“ that is, at the end of certain stories, the finals line is in block letters. This is too much in-your-face and I did not like it.

Nonetheless, the twists to all of these 17 stories were superb and unexpected. I did not exactly guess the endings although I did hit a bit close to the truth for a couple of stories. The human relationships have been one of the key motifs throughout the stories. The inter-relationships of the people was quite interesting to see in all the stories, whatever path they took โ€“ positive or negative.

The stories were all quite light, fast-paced and easy to understand. At the same time, they did have an important thread running throughout.

It was an interesting and fast read. I rate it 3.75/5 stars.

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