Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Other Side - A review. (A Blog Tour)

The Review

The Other Side by Faraaz Kazi and Vivek Banerjee

I enjoy reading horror, I enjoy the paranormal. Hence when I was approached to review this book as part of the Blog tour by The Readdicts, I happily took it up as my first ever book review.

I haven’t been disappointed. This book of thirteen short stories of the paranormal is a pretty decent read. What I liked the most about almost all the stories is that they are not predictable. I enjoyed the unexpected endings (And some mighty horrifying ones too).

I liked the way the authors have worked on creating an idea about the characters in the readers mind and then ending it with something least expected. I enjoyed this the most in stories like 'The long weekend' and 'Strangers in the night.'

Some of the stories seemed like “oh, isn't this similar to the story my great aunt had narrated when I was a kid.” That actually is a nice thing because variations of old folklore are always a pleasant experience.

The English has been simple and pleasant. The minor edit errors and glitches can be overlooked if you take it it as a light read, which it is.

The authors could have focused on being more descriptive with the horrifying experiences. I personally felt that detailed description of passionate scenes, in a couple of stories, was forced.

Overall the book is a creepy blend of spirits, ghosts, werewolves, vampires, beasts, demons and eerie places on the other side.

About the book


"A slow rasping sound made me turn. I jumped back, the cell phone leaving my hands and smashing against the concrete floor. Someone was seated on the chair, rocking back and forth. Through the fallen light, I could see those hands placed on the arms of the chair, two gruesome wrinkled limbs with ugly boils plastered over the black skin. The red bangles on its wrists shone in my eyes, momentarily blinding me. That thing and I call it a thing because I could sense it wasn't human as no human could have such a hideous form, as vile an existence as the one seated opposite to my horrified self."

From a honeymoon in the hill that goes horribly wrong to an obsessed lover who wants his first love in life and in death; From a mentally deranged man who collects body parts of various women to stitch together his dream girl to a skeptic who enters a mansion of horrors to win a bet and much more, this book is filled with scenarios that are guaranteed to give you goosebumps and sleepless nights.

'The Other Side' is a collection of thirteen tales of the paranormal; a world that our eyes refuse to see, our ears deny hearing and our senses ignore the feel of. This is a book for someone who is brave enough to take up this invitation to journey through uncharted waters along with the authors, who were inspired by some bizarre experiences to pen down this work where the lines of reality have been blurred by the footsteps of imagination.

Each story takes you on a tour de force of unadulterated horror and draws upon the deepest fear in the human mind- the fear of the UNKNOWN!

GIVEAWAY LINKS: You have chance to win a copy of the book. click on the link below to enter.

INDIA ONLY (One physical copy of THE OTHER SIDE) click here

INTERNATIONAL (One e-copy of THE OTHER SIDE) click here



  1. hee hee.......nice little review.....

  2. I thought the exact same thing! I've heard similar stories from practically all my relatives so it wasn't anything new but a pretty creative book nonetheless. Ah, I had no idea this was your first book review, but if that is the case, then you must review more books because that is a lovely review! Thank you so much for agreeing to be part of the tour and for reading and reviewing the book, Diptee. I really appreciate it and the post looks perfect.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

    1. Thanks, Sarika :D. And thanks for letting me be a part of the blog tour. It was a good experience.


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