Friday, December 10, 2010

Pink Sheep - Mahesh Natarajan

I've loved his short stories ever since I found them on the net a few years back. I always looked forward to the next one, and was seldom disappointed. 

So I was looking forward to the book and the slim volume of 18 stories completely lives up to my expectations. 

The stories usually focus on people and their everyday lives and relationships. The language and the story seems so simple and straightforward, but they're rich in their observations of the little quirks of what makes people tick. Of how people and relationships can be simple and complex at the same time. Of how people can surprise you, and a relationship isn't just the what you think it is, or between who you think it is.  

I just realised, that I'm almost about to wind up this post, and I've missed saying whats supposed to be the most important part - that this is gay fiction, since the main protagonists are always gay. However part of the power of the stories is that if that concept doesn't bother you, and really it shouldn't, there's nothing at all in them, that you can't relate to, as a human being. 

In short - a must read.

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