Mention of wine certainly evokes cascading thoughts, gliding ideas and effervescent memories. What more intoxication is there to crave for than reading a good book of heady stuff? Kiriti Sengupta has succeeded in creating that sweet numbness with this crystal goblet of My Glass of Wine. One finds it difficult to define the book for what it is, as the trip gently takes one beyond known realms, silently, steadily and securely. My Glass of Wine is a novelette based on autobiographic poetry.
First look at the title and the cover and readers can find the difference maker present on the cover page itself. A very pulling cover image and a title suiting it completely the novelette takes readers to a different setup where imagination has to be wild and guesses not working. The blurb is no blurb but a small insight about what to expect in the little book.
The story is about the author himself and talks about his life experiences from his childhood till the present day. Poetic verses form the narration as he goes on to give insight about a lot of facets of life and it's gifts.
A journey to be followed and cherished by the readers.
The novelette is very quick to read and offers a different style of narration where poems play a huge part and make it a noteworthy narration. The insights about life and personal experiences are useful for the readers. Some convincing and some pointing towards a newer approach. The unraveling of the author's life sparks interest and conversations are noteworthy.
The downside of the book is it's compactness. It had to be elaborated bit more to make it a perfect one. Some events finish in haste and leaves a lot to be desired.
All in all the autobiographical poetry works for the readers and some exciting insights offered. The noveletter fulfills the purpose and gives a pleasurable experience of knowing about someone's life in a chirpy manner. A small book of enlightenment and joy.
3 OUT OF 5