Book reviews for Vices of Eden

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5.0 out of 5 stars – Love the idea of each short story based on a … By Harshu on 7 February 2016

Innovative 11 short stories each of which keeps your eyes glued till the last line. Love the idea of each short story based on a cardinal sin. The writer has done a fantastic job of creating a stage in front of the reader. While reading i can really feel like everything is happening around me. The detailing given on the characters as well as surrounding is fabulous. Other key thing about this book is we can relate the stories with us. I literally thought of some people whom i met while reading some of the stories a must read, will be eagerly waiting for Arpita’s next book.

5.0 out of 5 stars – Loved it. on January 21, 2015

Enjoyed the book. It is really well written. I think what captivated me was the fact that I could really relate to characters and the scenario – it was from day to day life. It was as if I was living through every page. The story telling is captivating for sure with a strong context that develops as the story unfolds. All the stories were nice.

5.0 out of 5 stars – Unique & Intriquing on January 15, 2015
The SEVEN deadly sins… The author had made justice to her stories, which is unique and intriguing. Worth reading!

5.0 out of 5 stars – Brilliant Debut!! By Whitelotusfilms on 7 December 2014

Brilliant stories. Lucid writing. Disturbingly subtle and painfully twisted. Will wait for this writer’s next offering.

Vices of Eden is not only a delightful collection of short stories of India and other countries, it is an emotional journey that allows us to vicariously experience feelings of passion, suffering, and the fantasies of eleven women. The sins are based on the seven Deadly or Cardinal sins, plus four things (death, judgment, hell and heaven) that come at the end of life. The sins of pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth, plus the other four elements, echo the universal struggles of women everywhere.
Some of the stories I especially liked included The Deal (Greed) which has a sad ending, and Power Out (Heaven) which was comedic and fun. Off Season (Gluttony) also had a comedy element, in which the heroine is trying to break her habit of buying anything and everything that is on sale. The other stories are just as intriguing.
Arpita is a terrific writer, whose prose flows so smoothly you become entwined in Vices of Eden. Take a look at any of these stories and you will be hooked into reading them all. Arpita knows how to set up a story to stretch the imagination and pay it off in an unconventional way.

4.0 out of 5 stars – Have some Vice for Tea !! By Gigi Mathews on 21 January 2015

The author has the ineffable gift of a natural storyteller.She has the knack of inventing characters whose motives and acts are easy to understand and remember, people we can hate or love! The characters in them show foibles, fears and hope as people of this present world. Nicely put under the morbid deadly sins and just like the young woman who can smell dead people I can smell a Jeffrey Archer in the making! Read it on a beach or at tea and it goes with any full bodied red wine – its such an easy read!

4.0 out of 5 stars – Envy and Greed are my favourite stories from the collection of 7  By Amazon Customer on 17 November 2015

Very well written and engrossing. Envy and Greed are my favourite stories from the collection of 7.

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