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Photograph of the Book ‘India’s Most Haunted’ by K. Hari Kumar. This book was bought by me recently.
Ghost stories have fascinated human imaginations for decades. Listening to paranormal activities is not for the faint heart and neither for a languid mind. The imagination of the flying witch, the trudge of a skeleton in the midst of a midnight amongst the ramshackle houses, the horrible cry of the enchanting phantom, the susurration of the unknown spirits does generate shivers and quiver brains.
K. Hari Kumar’s book on ‘India’s Most Haunted’ — Tales of Terrifying Places is a book which is a compilation of many short stories, which the author states are inspired by rumours, news articles, famous incidents, personal experiences etc., the names of the people and some of the places have been changed.
Harikumar Krishnamoorthy, is better known as K. Hari Kumar, is an Indian novelist and screen writer born in Cochin and brought up in the suburbs of Gurgaon. He is a writer of many popular books and has always entertained his readers with thrills and stories which created an atmosphere of horror. One of the best known authors in the horror category, he has different thought about the horror stories:
I have also kept an open mind when it comes to believing in the existence of the paranormal. To be honest, sometimes, it is the ‘normal’ that should be feared most. After all, throughout history, horrifying acts of violence and depravity have always been committed by the living. Horror, therefore, is not limited to the supernatural.
(Excerpts Taken From The Book — ‘India’s Most Haunted’ by K. Hari Kumar)
The book has a compilation of many wonderful short stories and many of those have a very surprising ending. I am fascinated by the writing skill of the author, who always keeps an element of shock ending. The readers may have never imagined that the story may end in that particular way!
The writing genius has brought before readers many stories and a small tonic of horror tale may change ones frame of mind for some time. By reading this book, one can learn that if one have a great imagination power and a great story line-up, even a two page story can be extremely enjoyable.
Some of the stories which I liked in this book are The Devil’s Flower and a Piece of Rock, The Suicide Station of Kolkata, Naale Baa, The Headless Boy of Dow Hill, Writer’s Block etc. Perhaps you may like other stories written by the author.
If I have to rate the book on 10 stars and 10 being the highest, I will give the book 8.5 stars.
(Please Note: The above are my own personal thoughts after going through the book. Your views, facts and opinions after reading the book may differ)
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