Book Review : Pandora's Box

Book Review : Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box is debut novel of Tushar Sen a banker in Mumbai. The book is published by Frog Books of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd and I have received it from the author. It is a collection of 21 short stories all filled with the element of surprises to grip the readers. 

Cover: Cover is simple. It has not the attraction neither it is imaginative but it is not bad also. It shows colors coming out of a box which is probably Pandora's Box.

Plot: The book contains 21 stories which deals with different subjects. Some stories revolved around or involve some known personalities of history and explore conspiracy theories around them. It has story about Apollo 11 moon mission, Saddam Hussain's CIA connection, Moldof, secret army of Indian Prime Minister and so on. All stories are connected with the element of surprises.

Highs: The stories are strongest point of the book. The way they are narrated make them more interesting. Jaw dropping climax left you mesmerized over author's imagination and writing abilities. Characters whether real or fictional portrayed in a believable manner. The stories which are related to some real characters provokes your thoughts and left you thinking what would have happen if these conspiracy theories were true?

Lows: As such there is nothing which is unlikable but after reading few stories writer becomes predictable and you can guess the surprise ending coming your way at least I guessed them. Some stories like one related to moon landing, Saddam Hussain's CIA connection, Modolf, etc becomes confusing for readers if they are ignorant of these characters and stories related to them.

Verdict: Go grab your copy for a journey to spine chilling narratives and jaw dropping climaxes.

Rating: I would give it 3.5/5. 


  1. Seems like a good read. A very exhaustive review. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Short stories establish an author's ability to write. A lover of short fiction, let me grab this book


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