Reviews, Vol. I, Issue III
Neelam Saxena Chandra's Skylines published by Authorspress gives a new hope and new wings to the field of creative writing; especially when the market seems jam packed with cheesy, pop-fictions. The author comes out successfully engrossing with her narrative ability, mainly, due to her flamboyant portrayal of women, which is rare to find.
Neelam's women are intrepid, factual, sincere and many things at same time. The fourteen short stories of this collection are unique and creatively rich in every sense.
Revolving around women protagonists, the stories are portrayal of several encounters, experiences and circumstances of the many lives lived by women, touching our real lives. You may find them everywhere. But one needs to have keen eyes to notice the subtle encounters; Neelam has the eyes, indeed.
The writing style of Neelam Saxena Chandra is not repressed in any sense. Her strength lies is her simplicity. It is only through her simple words and phrases, she makes it sure to give a strong social message to each and every person of this society who believe in taking women for granted.
This book will be remembered for its difference rather than similarity with the trend of contemporary writings of our time.
Reviewed by Varsha Singh