The Dreamophile’s Diary is a unique collection of dark, fascinating and stimulating short stories inspired by dreams, penned by the author Shazrina. This collection comprises peculiar and intense stories, meant for those who are not afraid of stepping into the unsettling world of darkness. Each story in this collection brings an important realization to the fore, taking the reader on a strange journey, one that is both mysterious and captivating.
Every one of the short stories in this collection represents an immersive journey and explores what's there and what could be there. It's rather unique in the sense that author Shazrina has captured a realistic account of what dreams are like using description and metaphor with a wide range of theme. One story sees a tension filled chase during a stormy night while another explores the deeper meaning of life itself but the writing style always keeps the reader and events moving.
There are lessons and morale in each tale that focuses on a particular moment and the moment is what links them all, they cover a lot of different subjects
like facing your fears, being grateful for the life you lead, right and wrong, regret, family, the apocalypse and even the exploration of being a god along with a touching piece about the authors passion for writing which made for a strong ending.
Like the dreams we have most of the experiences in this book lean towards the surreal or even strange and it makes for some great reading that on the surface appears to be about nothing but underneath and through the mode of descriptive writing specific to each tale there is a lot happening. To me that's the beauty of dreams and it's relayed in this book. You can really feel the reflective element that the author channels into the words and dream worlds created and visited by characters who are looking for something in life.
'Life is strange indeed, sometimes what you most desire becomes futile for you the very next moment'
For anyone looking to pick up something that is immersive and descriptive with an element of surrealism this is the book for you. There's tension and mystery all blended with uniqueness from start to finish. Different but in a good sense.
Indie author and book blogger from the UK who works in cutting edge science by day and writes by night. I know the struggle that is indie publishing so my efforts focus on spotlighting fellow authors and contributing to the writing community.
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