Book Review #55: Undelivered Letters

Name: Undelivered Letters
Author: J. Alchem
No. of Pages: 70
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: AdProm Media
Price: Rs. 49/- (Kindle Edition)
Published in: 2017

How did I get it? Promotion agent.

THE BLURB SAYS:
Aron, a postman with Marioson Postal Service, found an abandoned bag. It had a few letters that were supposed to be delivered – 20 years ago. He had a choice, either to deliver them now or abandon them forever. He chooses the former.

What were these letters all about? Who wrote them? Who are the recipients? Do these letters still carry a value, after 20 years?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

J. Alchem is a voracious reader and a critically acclaimed author. He is the winner of StoryMirror- 2015 (a nationwide writing competition), NaNoWriMo-2015 and 2016, and superhero storyteller (2014).

He has written in several magazines and newspapers and received the appreciation for the same. His stories have been published in numerous Anthologies such as Blank Space, Love Bytes and Mighty Thoughts.

He is actively involved in writing quotes and short write-ups which are often seen being circulated among the youth in Facebook, Whatsapp, and other Social networking sites.

Recently he has signed a contract for a short movie on one of his award-winning short stories.

MY THOUGHTS:

Aron, the protagonist, worked as a postman in the beginning of his career. Then he gets promoted and then he forgets to deliver his last bunch of letters, a total of nine letters. And he notices them after two decades. Honestly, the reasons behind not delivering the letters is beyond believable. And if that can really happen, that’s sheer negligence of duty!

The author narrates the stories behind three letters. I felt that the characters and their plots weren’t thought out properly and they lacked depth. The concept of the book had great potential but not it didn’t mature well.

It is quite a simple book and quite short too. So it makes a reasonably quick read.

I give “Undelivered Letters”  

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