Book Review

Book Review: They go to Sleep by Saugata Chakraborty


A young widow of a drug overdose victim disappears from Goa. Three years later, a British National claims to know her whereabouts minutes before departing for London Heathrow. The Police of two states is pressed into a joint manhunt. ‘They Go to Sleep’ is a racy thriller on police procedure and criminal psychology.

In the year 2043, when nobody sends a letter anymore, an unlikely candidate decides to write about his springtime memories that are soon going to be erased. When his identity gets revealed, the impact on several individuals and the society at large assumes epic proportions. ‘A Man of Letters’ is a science fiction with humane emotions at its core.

A promising poet meets his muse on board a train. They share a captivating conversation but forget to ask each other’s name. Will they be able to meet again in an Indian metro? ‘What’s In a Name?’ is a humorous look at everything Bengali: gossip, fish, cutlets and the Kolkata Book Fair.

These three stories are joined by nine equally exhilarating tales of ordinary people and the choices that they make under extraordinary circumstances. The compilation will surely compel the readers to keep their midnight lamps burning.


Cover- 4 stars
Title- 3.5 stars
Blurb- 3 stars
Narration: 4.5 Stars
Plot- 4.5 stars
Characters: 4 Stars
Writing and Presentation- 4.5 Stars
Overall Rating- 4 Stars

This book is kind of an anthology of 12 short stories by Saugata Chakraborty. Talking about the cover, I found it very creative and unique. Firstly I thought This title must be unique to all the Stories. But later, it turned out to be title of one of the story.

It is a Stand out collection of Stories. This book is amazingly written and the stories were gripping and heart touching at the same time. All the stories were beautiful to read and many of them seemed to be real, few were relatable. The stories were not only amusing, but were witty enough to provide an awe-inspiring message after every story.The language used is really simple and the conversations seemed like the ones you normally have with your knowns or your friends.

I would love to read his work in Future. Looking forward to his Next Novel. And I hope he publish soon.

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