Blues 27 Reviews

By: Masooma Memon

Price: Rs. 600 (including shipping)

 

Depression is an abyss. An abyss with sharp, scintillating canines that can swallow you whole. 

She knows about it because she had been devoured by it once. She has come a long way, and at most of the nights she feels proud of herself, but some nights the memory of it is strong enough to pierce her skin and shatter her once again. She was nine when her parents went separate ways. 

She thought she could survive that, but what she didn't expect was that a dark, hollow abyss was waiting to engulf her just up the road.

ISBN (Digital) 978-969-696-040-9
Total Pages 37
Language English
Estimated Reading Time 40 minutes
Genre Thriller
Published By Daastan
Published On 15 May 2017
Masooma Memon

Masooma Memon

Music junkie and an avid reader, I brew stories instead of coffee.

Reviews


Urooj Irfan

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Jun 14, 2017

This is an amazing story about a girl. Who has gone through many problems in life that c in result of her depression. She bears the brutality of her step-mother, the ignoring behavior of her father and lost of her lovely mother. But the best part is that her after bearing all this

Urooj Irfan

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Jun 14, 2017

This is an amazing story about a girl. Who has gone through many problems in life that c in result of her depression. She bears the brutality of her step-mother, the ignoring behavior of her father and lost of her lovely mother. But the best part is that her after bearing all this

Feb 04, 2017

Masooma has written a very beautiful and emotional story about a young woman's struggle through depression. The story alternates between diary entries where the narrator encounters her painful emotions and the circumstances surrounding her depression and the present day where the narrator reflects on how far she has come.

I loved so many things about this story but on a personal note, I have struggled with depression through my entire adult life and I could just relate to so much of it. Every once in awhile I would read a sentence that would bring tears to my eyes because I would think yes that is exactly what it's like. This story really captures those feelings of remembering how painful it is and the compassion you learn to have for yourself.

A very beautiful and touching story. I hope to read more from Masooma!

Feb 04, 2017

Masooma! Wow girl, why your writing style is beautiful like this!!! I love your writing style so much seriously. How the metaphors made me feel 'in' with the character so easily. I can imagine it. Girl, you did fabulous job!! and I hope you write more stories, pls. I'm really looking forward to read them.

P.S. My full review is posted on Goodreads if you want to read it more. haha love ya, girl. You're so talented! <3

Tehreem Saif

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Feb 01, 2017

It's been a long time since I read a short piece of writing with such eloquence and coherence. The form of writing that the author used has been a clever choice for tackling a storm of an issue which has always been swept under the rug by society. Well done!

Jasmine

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Jan 28, 2017

A lovely, well-written story. The words touched my heart deeply and I could almost feel the raw emotion from the story. Really impressed by my beloved friend. <3 Well done, Masooma!

Jan 27, 2017

I was a fan from the first paragraph. Read my full review here (https://goo.gl/GX2Gwd)

Jan 19, 2017

Thumbs up.

Mehak Zehra

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Jan 16, 2017

I would like to congratulate Masooma for getting her book published. Blues is a story of mixed emotions, picked and arranged so artistically that it takes a reader to a journey, stopping them to many doom and gloom spots but telling them not stay there forever for that is not a destination. Dark nights eventually turn into a bright sunny day is what writer wants to tell to her readers, but also, she wanted her readers to feel pangs and pessimism that many of us feels in life and fight them with faith and good will and conquer all fears for life is what you make it. I personally loved the part where she writes about a butterfly and cocoon, so deep and so touching! looking forward to read more of her works! All the best to Masooma and Daastaan

Zoha Khan

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Jan 13, 2017

WOW! I am truly, madly, irrevocably in love with the writer's eloquent writing! How she portrays the inner voice of a girl remarkably astute and equally brilliant. Her intuitive writing and elite plot made the story memorable. I loved how beautifully the writer sketched each sentence. This story will hit your heart and turn it into a puddle of emotions. You will feel the pain of out protagonist and sorrow right in your chest. And I love how the writer explores the much neglected predicament of our society.
5 brilliant stars!!

Jan 13, 2017

A quietly constructed piece of literature that is so searing in its honesty and the integrity of its words that it can only deeply affect the reader and leave them longing to read more. I have read it a number of times by now and with each read there is always something new to touch my heart.

Brave, bold and beautiful.
Bravo :)))

Rating: 5/5

Devil Pisho

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Jan 13, 2017

10/10

I'm so proud of you for writing about such a sensitive topic. I absolutely love it. Keep up the amazing work. :)

Devil Pisho

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Jan 13, 2017

10/10

I'm so proud of you for writing about such a sensitive topic. I absolutely love it. Keep up the amazing work. :)

Ahmed Ejaz

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Jan 13, 2017

Excellently written. The writing style was great. I was almost experiencing the protagonist's feelings. I liked the plot. I liked the deep meaning sentences. Writer has done a great job. Will be looking forward to more short stories from her ^_^

?No matter how heavy it feels, there's always light at the end of tunnel?

Jan 13, 2017

Oh Masooma! This is one of the most wonderful things I’ve read and I just love you for sharing a part of yourself to the world. This is one of the most wonderful gifts so thank you so much. I’m astounded of your bravery and selflessness in sharing and admitting your personal view about this traitorous mental illness that is depression. Lately, I’ve been reading books that deal with the subject and it makes me more open and empathetic with those who suffer it. I’ve learned that like cancer, it’s not an easy illness to deal. No, depression can’t be cured by mere talk, by simply opening up to friends. I’ve realized that a depressed person wouldn’t even open up to the closest people to her heart, not even her best friend and this is what I love the most in this story- the recognition and understanding that the person who suffers depression is the only key to his/her own happiness. And best of all, your gift in writing makes this entire thing almost magical. It’s simply amazing! <3 I’m a fan although you already know that. Thank you for letting me read this wonderful, wonderful piece of writing. <3

Jan 12, 2017

A very nice piece of writing. Keep up the good work masooma. Really loved reading it.

Muse Ic

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Jan 12, 2017

4.5
This was such a beautifully written and touching story!

Sara Saif

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Jan 12, 2017

It's written in a beautiful, poetic style and it highlights two of the most significant issues in Pakistani society; parental neglect/abuse and the ignorance regarding mental health problems. It gives a wonderful message of self-empowerment.

Sohail Khan

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Jan 11, 2017

Awesomest, one can feel it while reading.
I loved it ????

Rooba Syed

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Jan 11, 2017

Wow! The words she used, the way she expressed everything was so perfect and mesmerizing! I just couldn't distract myself even for a second... she expressed every feeling so deep... i was just lost in the flow of her words full of emotions! The writer has highlighted this issue so beautifully. She is such a talent i must say!

Aqeel Raza

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Jan 11, 2017

It's my first time that I read a story in which every emotion was expressed with sorrow and pity ....the way she describes her feeling really made me feel sorry for her.
The writing was awesome and words compilation was great.

Saadiya Abro

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Jan 11, 2017

Felt every single word. Its so deep and full of emotions. There wasn't even a single point where I was distracted, I was just lost in the flow of this beautiful story. Loved the way the writer has beautifully highlighted the issue of mental illness and depression and solutions to cope with it. Way to go!!!

Jan 11, 2017

The writing is beyond awesome. Great characterization and plot. Just amazing!

Jan 11, 2017

A wonder ride across two worlds, within and around. Story of a Conquest !

Saamia Jatoi

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Jan 10, 2017

Felt it. Loved it!

Jan 10, 2017

Definitely the best writer ever!

Aksa SH

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Jan 10, 2017

It's the best book I've read so far, it has everything that a reader wants. Its way too impressive and excellent. The book is absolutely interesting with a deep and the best story in it. I loved it!

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