Author – Various
From the intimate to pure fantasy, from first person experiences to travelogues, Potluck is a collection of stories and reflections by a group of Mumbai-based writers from diverse backgrounds. Working mothers, single women, senior executives, a Catholic priest, a Hindu monk, and a writer from Slovenia, are all a part of the Critique Group. You might relive a fond or long-lost memory or be happily transported into a new world as you savour the stories.
My thoughts –
The book is a bouquet of 26 very different stories from 13 authors from different walks of life, including a Hare Krishna monk, an HR manager, a Media executive, a Jesuit priest, a techie turned ISCKON monk, an architect, etc. The stories were based on various subjects and had no common theme tying them together. Just like a potluck meal, where one gets to taste a variety of flavours, in this book too one gets to enjoy stories from various viewpoints on life reflecting the author’s experiences. Some of them are great, some average while a few ones I am not quite sure what to make out of them. Each of the stories had some reality in it and many may find something relatable in them.
Final words – A satisfying experience and this book will definitely leave a mark on the reader’s perspectives towards various aspects of life.