A collection of thirteen tales about unseen and unexpected events that happen around us all the time, but takes a shock to come to fore. The book talks about a world that our eyes refuse to see, our ears deny hearing and our senses ignore the feel of. It takes you to a journey where it is impossible to tell what lies ahead of you as you turn to the next page. It clearly seems that the authors were inspired by some strange experiences to collect these 13 tales of varying paranormal incidences blurring the lines of reality and imagination.
The book is a must read for all those bibliophiles who want to overcome their fears by reading out their own life experiences and confrontations with the unknown. Engrossing in ways more than the book not just only surprises but also shocks and holds you in a grip firm to finish the 13 tales in a single sitting. All the stories leave you with a feeling of déjà vu, giving the feel that these incidences might have happened with you as well.
Faraaz has done a fascinating job writing the epilogue and prelude. The way he has told his own story is what keeps the reader hooked to each and every word of this modern fiction.Simple language and exceptionally well-woven plots are necessary for any book of horror genre to do well and “The Other Side” matches international standards for that fact. Visual elements give the stories the spooky and graveyard like atmosphere appearing in front of readers’ eyes.
Not every story was exactly horrifying, some had some twists and turns where the reality is brought to the fore at the end and a few stories had comical endings as well, but still all of them managed to give readers the goosebumps at one point or the other.Mostly I felt that the stories were actually similar to supernatural incidents previously heard from elders but were given a modern day context.
Overall Rating: 3/5