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Book Review : Unlocked Silences by Mukhpreet Khurana

Title : Unlocked Silences

Author : Mukhpreet Khurana

Publisher : Notion Press

Pages : 158

ISBN : 978-1-64324-139-5

Goodreads Blurb :
Unlocked Silences is a collection of abstracts, poems and excerpts written on tissue papers over a couple of years. It is a dive deep into the circles of emotion, empathy, acceptance, healing and insights into a different perspective towards life. In the voice of a budding adolescent, the book cascades into day-to day-shortcomings, carved into poetry and at the same time, embraces you in silence and stillness of thought. The book is an attempt to connect with the reader, to reflect upon them, unbiased and together and embrace a new beginning. With simplified use of grammar and vocabulary, this book seeks nothing but the companionship of all. With this debut book, the author aims to connect to one and to all in the message and purpose of existence, the aid of spirituality and an ode to a beautiful journey called life.

Review :

This is my very first poetry book for review, so I’m quite excited to write about it. If you have been following my blog for quite some time now, you probably know already how much I am into poetry. I had my own thoughts on Unlocked silences before reading it, but now I must say it has surpassed my expectations.

This book is a debut by author Mukhpreet Khurana. It consists of a total of hundred and seventeen (117) poems, all relating to life and the struggles it brings forth. To get started, let me quote a verse from the poem ‘EYELASHES‘ :

“Hiding in the farthest corners of my moist eyes,
This teardrop that found its birth now,
Was once murdered by hope.”

This book has touched my heart in ways more than one. It does not always speak of optimism and hope, it also pertains to the pain of defeat. The poems dance their way into your mind and soul, tuning in synchronisation to your thoughts and sorrows. They bring about a universal understanding of loneliness and despair, soothing the deafening silence in our merciless fate.

The poems speak of God, not necessarily a being, but a power. A power that resides within oneself and guides us through the unforseen perils due.

I would like to rate it 3.85 out of 5 Stars. Personally, I feel this book was pretty good but the poems were based vaguely around the same theme. Also, I would have loved a few more uses of alliterations and ambiguity. It is always a joy to interpret a poem from our own point of views, so I think such a prospect would have enlightened the readers even more. None the less, I would recommend it to everyone who loves poetry.

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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Find the book on :

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About the Author :

Mukhpreet Khurana has been fond of literature, poetry and prose for a very long time. Being a coffee lover, you won’t be surprised to find him in a coffee shop sipping his cuppa with a journal on the table. A budding entrepreneur, he finds his interests in networking and socialising. He is a hobbyist photographer who enjoys taking long walks through any garden that comes is way.

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Review by ©TheGirlOnTheOnGo

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