The Remix of Orchid

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

After a Gap

The other day I received a letter from a friendly source commenting on my book. It appears he has been way too polite. Maybe he is careful that a new author needs plenty of encouragement. Phew, authors need not be too sensitive about the comments, even though unfair ones sometimes hurt. But in this case my friendly reader, Mr. A. K. Singh has written nice words, more so as he encourages me by sharing his surprise how he discovered my book in the library of his centre. Let me quote some two paragraphs out of the letter.

"It was sheer chance while visiting library, that I discovered this book and happened to read all short stories.

"Though, I feel, I am not competent enough to review or after [offer] my comments on it, but personally I enjoyed reading every page of it. Mundane characters in it, with various shades and twists and turns in the stories, definitely make it an interesting and enjoyable book to read."

The comments reassure me, to say the least.

I'm planning to bring out the second edition of the book but then another book of mine "Virasat" in Hindi has already reached the final stage. I'd like to see it in book form, the sooner the better. "The Remix of Orchid", to go to its second edition, has to wait. Maybe for a year or so.
A. N. Nanda