Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei is a book that is in fact a collection of short fictional stories that explores the different layers that are set between what is reality and what are dreams. Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei is a collection of short stories that would appeal most to an audience made up of a mix of young adults and adults who enjoy short story collections with a sad under tone to them.
Prasvapa by Chand Svare Ghei is made up of numerous short stories on numerous different topics, yet each story has a sort of sad feel to it, some more than others. I have to say that while I found each story to be extremely well written with perfect use of similes, metaphors, and other types of language that I found them rather depressing. Simple black and white illustrations are used by Chand Svare Ghei to break up pieces of text; however I personally found the pictures to not have enough detail to be worth including in the book. A few of the stories lacked the background information needed to grasp the entire story, yet that does not detract from the stories as Chand Svare Ghei chose to leave off information in order to allow the reader to use their imagination with each story; this style of writing reminded me of Edgar Allen Poe’s works. My favorite story out of them all was the one titled “To kill a Christmas tree”; I liked the idea of a tree being alive and the child feeling remorseful for robbing the tree of its potential by cutting it down.
"Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite"