Stranger Than Fiction 1

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People say the strangest things! In my career as a freelance writer, I’ve come across many people and some of the things they say are downright offensive. But many are hilarious, touching and stay with me for a long while. ‘Stranger Than Fiction 1’ is a collection of three fictionalised accounts of some of my encounters. More

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Words: 2,380
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311526311
About Aneeta Sundararaj

Aneeta Sundararaj is a published author and established writer for magazines, newspapers and journals. She lives in Malaysia.

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Review by: Rohi Shetty on April 16, 2014 :
Stranger Than Fiction 1 by Aneeta Sundararaj comprises three divergent stories:

The first, "Parineeta, My Angel" is a heart-warming vignette about a young girl and her father, caught in a difficult situation.

The second story "Negotiations" is hilarious. Every freelancer who has ever had to deal with an impossible client will smile wryly as Aneeta narrates the downward spiral of her negotiations with Peter. The ending is sublime.

"Packet Drink, Please," the final story set in Malaysia contrasts Aneeta's memories of her childhood with an imaginary satirical scenario if she were to blindly follow all tenets of her religion.

What impressed me most about this book is that Aneeta paints word pictures and evokes long-forgotten memories using a rare economy of words. This is flash fiction at its best.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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