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Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition (Paperback)
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Sep 19, Nikhil rated it it was amazing. One would connect with stories as if it was their life story coming out of the kindle screen and where it seems unreal well we would have surely dreamt that to happen with us. The "TDTDM" starts with a surreal encounter of two strangers in a coffee shop and unexpectedly ends with an adieu of two intimate acquaints spoiler alert.
The figments of imagination of the two authors will take you topsy turvy and am sure you will be mesmerized in the end. This tale conjured by two budding authors also deserves a read to complement them and encourage them to keep penning down such stories in future and take us to a different world, far from the hue and cry of modern day living. Oct 01, Anirudh rated it really liked it Shelves: story-collections , indian-authors. There is something about debut authors that just doesn't click with people. Something makes them apprehensive about spending their money on someone who's not "proven" yet and so they turn to their usual demigods- the Rushdies, the Seths and the Roys But each one of these behemoths were once debut authors themselves and were dependent on the kindness of strangers and not established literary merits to sell their labors of love.
You can't judge someone without knowing what they are all about and There is something about debut authors that just doesn't click with people. You can't judge someone without knowing what they are all about and you can't judge this book or their authors until you give it a try. Trust me, you'll be anything but disappointed. The Degenerate Tales of Decadent Minds is exactly what the title says - Tales full of beautiful prose, slick plots and subtle subliminal messages which are "so good that they may be bad for you".
Hence, "Decadent". The book is divided in two parts, The first being a collection of trippy, twisty and tense stories about everything and anything from fantasy to family.
The second part is a novella which almost reads like a play and that enhances the perception that all this is really happening to real people about loving, losing and then loving again but it's not as straightforward as it sounds. I won't elaborate on any of the plot points in the stories or the novella because I would like fellow readers to discover this gem on their own. But let me say this: As a first published attempt, it is breathtaking, haunting and worth every minute I spent on it. It's not too long so took me only a couple of hours to read.
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The four stars are only because of a few avoidable mistakes that I am sure the authors can fix in any subsequent editions and indeed any subsequent books! They should write more related to typos and unintentional changes in tense at a couple of places. But don't let this be a deterrent I think this book was self published without the added benefit of an editor in your attempt to pick this up.
If only, the increased attention to this book will definitely provide the authors with the impetus and funds! Great work guys! Keep coming up with more degenerate and decadent tales. I, for one, haven't had enough yet Anshika Kaul rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Rajdeep Kaur rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Anuragkaultech rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Natasha Nidhi rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Swati Aggarwal rated it really liked it May 30, Anshul Singla rated it it was amazing Oct 16, Gaurav rated it really liked it Aug 07, Pradeepta Chopra rated it it was amazing Sep 20, Kanupriya rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Rakesh Mudgil rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Gaurav rated it it was amazing Sep 17, I had a feeling some of the things that jumped out at me would have jumped out at you too.
Nicely done. Toggle Navigation. It's April 24, The Beatles have number one again, with Ticket to Ride. Those of you who are obsessive Doctor Who fans will glean the particular significance of tat. The more normal folks will want to remember this fact on Wednesday. The really really obsessive fans now know exactly what book I'm talking about on Monday. If you are one of those fans, congratulations.
I will not say much about Roger Miller, because, well, he's Roger Miller. I will, however, point out his future 1 hit in his native US, "England Swings. Protests in Yereven, Armenia begin to bring the horror of the Armenian Genocide to light. Protests in Berkeley, California involve torching draft cards. The ball that started rolling with the Kennedy assassination has gathered something like critical mass.
While the most powerful man in the world was a dashing young technocrat, there was something resembling stability. When the most powerful man in the world is a drawling Texan career politician, even though he's probably a better champion of liberal causes than Kennedy, things come unstuck.
The youth get uppity. They evolve. They rebel. At the center of all of this, however, quite bizarrely, is London. Never mind that the UK has missed a rather epic series of beats and gone from world-spanning empire to fallen power in a generation. None of that matters. The UK has the Beatles. The UK has Carnaby Street. The UK has the miniskirt. The UK, in short, is mod.
And the world is starting to recognize that. As the youth rebels and starts to change the world, the coolest place in the world is London.
This story is where Doctor Who picks a side. It should be no surprise, given the last four stories, what side it's going to pick. Its newest character is a futuristic star-child with a scouse accent.
Its old man lead has turned into a giggling anarchist. The show has adopted a wild theatrical style that lets it look and feel like nothing else on TV. Is it going to side with the mod youth or the entrenched establishment? Take a guess. Whats surprising about The Space Museum is not it's successful execution of a host of mod cliches.
It's that it's doing it in what are still the early days of the mod fad. And, more to the point, it's that its doing it well and more complexly than it has any right to, going beyond mod culture before mod culture even has a chance to arrive on the scene. The usual brief on The Space Museum is this: The first episode is almost universally recognized as being completely brilliant.