I am Ramanujam (Ram),and I write contemporary fiction. I sometimes drift into believing that I am a good satirist only to quickly dismiss such delusions with a contemptuous laugh, and get back to reality.
Erebus, an author, decides to take his life and wants to write a befitting suicide note. As he sits down to write for the last time, writer's block sets in and he is caught between not wanting to live and not wanting to die without a fitting swansong. As he grapples with lack of creativity, he ruminates on what led him to the brink.
Does he succeed or does fate have other plans?
Wifus and Kidsus leave our man to fend for himself for an entire day in life threatening conditions. Faced with having to deal with the harsh weather and with near-zero food supply, he battles to survive against all odds. Does he get to see another day?
When we open up and embrace the life in everything around us, the world smiles back and showers her riches on us. After all, which mother wouldn’t love a child that loves one’s siblings?Just Before the First Ray is a short story collection with an eclectic mix stories that go about doing just that, ‘They show the life and beauty in everything around us’ so we may see and relish them.
on Dec. 28, 2017
When the story started off with a shipwreck and a couple stranded on a lifeboat in the harsh sub-Antarctic seas, I thought it would be a story of survival and human endurance, in the spirit of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance journey where he rescued his entire crew by embarking on a voyage to South Georgia. And then came the trunk and the little box inside, and turned the story on its head. Even though the end is foretold, the reader, much like the characters, hopes things will change for the better, at least this time around. Saying anything more will spoil it for the other readers and so, I will stop here.
A gripping story, with a tight and brilliant narrative.
United we drive away
on Jan. 03, 2018
The cover is beautiful and so is the plot. The actual story needs editing though.
on Jan. 03, 2018
When a Marshall with a past and an outlaw by accident with a future come together, interpretations make way for what's right. An interesting read.
Old McLarsen Had Some Farms - a memoir
on May 09, 2018
Old McLarsens had some farms is the kind of book anyone would want to read when young, and write when in the evenings of one's life.
The book unravels a whole new world of the warm people living in farmlands, and conveys in the most evocative manner their taxing yet rewarding life, the kindness and warmth one can trust such people to show for fellow beings humans or otherwise.