The Blotted Line
by Mehreen Ahmed
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Publisher: Story Institute
Genre: Short Stories
Print Length: 192 pages
Riddled with foreign words, The Blotted Line is an international book of short stories. One thematic link that weaves the narratives together is its universal issue of loss. While the stories are individually unique, the characters in each tale lose something precious; not always in the sense of material possessions, but the loss of human values such as trust, freedom, and happiness.
The Blotted Line by Mehreen Ahmed
Short stories, done collectively, by a singular author with a resonating theme throughout can be truly magnetic, as is the case with Mehreen Ahmed’s The Blotted Line.
Sit back and follow Ms. Ahmed as she takes us on a world tour of humanity, with its flaws, joys, humor, and losses. As diverse as each culture and country is, there are always commonalities in the peoples of the world and Mehreen Ahmed has captured these emotions and individual responses to situations beautifully. From Australia to Canada, partake of a slice of life, be it bittersweet, joyous, painful and downright comical at times.
Need a break from day to day reality? Try a story a day and feel like you have just been a fly on the wall of the world with dialogue and characters that breathe life into each tale.
I received this copy from Mehreen Ahmed in exchange for my honest review.