Flipkart Official Review
The horror genre is not explored all that much in our country. Few writers take the chance of writing in that genre and all writing in it is relatively new. “The Other Side” is one such book in this category. It is a collection of thirteen (how appropriate and yet so predictable) stories – all about spooky settings, ghosts, spirits and about the other side.
From stories about a newly married couple moving to an abandoned house (this one gave me the creeps) to the story of a creature who wears red bangles, the stories are of course on the edge of seat ones, but at the same time seem repetitive and done before. Having said that, the writing is clear and lucid and makes you want to turn those pages.
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 wasnt 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! .
About the Author
The recipient of the YCOF national Excellence Award and the winner of the National Debut Youth Fiction Award 2013, Faraaz Kazi is an Indian author primarily into mainstream romance. Also called as The Nicholas Sparks of India. A certified soft-skills trainer and a three-time post grad, Kazi operates his own academy in Mumbai and is the Founder and CEO of Digi Imprint Solutions, a social media agency for personal and corporate brands. He also consults for a few public relations firms and publishing houses. He is fondly referred to as The Young Marketer and operates a revolutionary blog with the same name and writes for major media houses.
Kazi is a fellow member of the esteemed Film Writers Association of India. Truly Madly Deeply his debut mainstream romance novel is the only Indian book to be nominated in seven categories of the Goodreads annual readers choice awards, apart from being the first Indian novel to win the Best Debut (Romance) during the same awards and is also the only Indian book in the Top 100 YA Global Fiction list. He is a voracious reader and counts singing as his second love.
Scarily pleasant experience reading TOS
28 Dec, 2013
You will jump in fright after finishing this
19 Dec, 2013
Fit for a scare fest kind of movie
24 Dec, 2013
Spent two sleepless nights after reading it
21 Dec, 2013
Bone chilling and scary
19 Dec, 2013
Highly recommended book that leaves a mark on the reader
24 Dec, 2013
Enthralled and in awe of Faraaz Kazi
2 Feb, 2014
7 Dec, 2013
Fantastic Book That Will Amaze You
3 Dec, 2013
Scares you out of your wits as promised
6 Dec, 2013