Title: Small is Big
Author: Rafaa Dalvi
Format: Paperback/ Kindle Edition available too.
Length: 112 pages
After the success of Small is Big – Volume 1, Rafaa Dalvi is back with Small is Big – Volume 2, a potpourri of 100 more micro tales. There’s a story for everyone, including YOU! If you’re a romantic at heart, this micro tale is for you- How frail are our hearts and bodies to be stirred up by one glass, one glance, one smile, one voice and one touch. If you ever had a tough time fitting in, this micro tale is for you- I saw a girl reading a book titled “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” So I bought a telescope to find out which planet I was from. And if you like thrillers, this micro tale is for you- She bid farewell to her sister and left the graveyard, holding the hand of her brother-in-law. Identity theft was child’s play for twins. In fact, there are 100 such small tales that will have a big impact on you.
Micro tales have been trending these days due to the deep things that they convey in the limited amount of the words they use, striking an emotional chord with the readers in most tales. Writing micro tales like those that the readers will find in this particular book is really a tough task which the writer seems to be doing really well. The book is the second volume in the series Small is Big and contains about 100 micro tales. True to its name the tales in this book within small amount of words give out big meanings that touch the heart. The stories are nicely arranged alphabetically in order of the titles an exception to this will be the last tale ‘The End’ with which the readers end their beautiful journey reading this book. The titles of each story are one word long and give an idea to the readers about what they will be reading about further in the tale. The micro tales start from the first one being ‘Abandon’ and end up with the tales ‘Worth’ and ‘The end’. Throughout this journey the writer has written about emotions through stories ‘Afraid’, ‘Applaud’, ‘believe’, ‘guilty’, ‘lonely’, and of instances through tales ‘Again’, ‘allow’, ‘breaking stereotypes’ and more. Not just these but there are stories also about items that are close to us like ‘diary’, “’memory’ or mirror. The collection brings to us some pleasant, hard hitting, emotional, scary and socially relevant sides of us and the society. I really loved the book and salute the author for his insightful writing and the messages that he conveys in the limited words.