BS Murthy

Hyderabad, India

BS Murthy is an Indian novelist, playwright, short story, non-fiction 'n articles writer 'n translator. His 'free' ebooks 'n articles are at Academia.edu https://independent.academia.edu/BulusuSMurthy

Overall Rating
Plot
Writing Style
Grammar Punctuation

Benign Flame: Saga of Love

Book reviews by literary critics

The plot is quite effective and it’s a refreshing surprise to discover that the story will not trace a fall into disaster for Roopa, given that many writers might have habitually followed that course with a wife who strays into extramarital affairs - Spencer Critchley, Literary Critic, U.S.A.

The author has convinced the readers that love is something far beyond the marriage tie and the fulfillment of love can be attained without marriage bondage. The author has achieved a minor revolution without any paraphernalia of revolution in the fourth part of the novel – The Quest, India.

The author makes free use of – not interior monologue as such, but – interior dialogue of the character with the self, almost resembling the dramatic monologue of Browning. Roopa, Sandhya, Raja Rao and Prasad to a considerable extent and Tara and Sathyam to a limited degree indulge in rationalization, trying to analyse their drives and impulses – The Journal of Indian Writing in English.

Overall, Benign Flame is a unique attempt at exploring adult relationships and sexuality in the contemporary middle-class. All the characters come alive with their cravings and failings, their love and their lust. Benign Flame blurs the lines and emphasizes that life is not all black and white - it encompasses the full spectrum of living - Indian Book Chronicle

Read the story now
Overall Rating
Plot
Writing Style
Grammar Punctuation

Stories Varied - A Book of Short Stories

Book Review by Melissa Tanaka for Readers' Favorite -

"Stories Varied: A Book of Short Stories is a wonderful collection written by BS Murthy. The stories focus on the avenues women must go through in order to succeed in a world that favors the male point of view, whether it is in regard to love, marriage, or simply a woman’s own sense of self and independence. Murthy utilizes both first person and third person points of view, extending the overwhelming emotions of the characters onto readers with varying degrees, depending on which perspective is used, and proving them to be successful in both.

One thing I really liked about Stories Varied was that the stories were incredibly diverse, taking readers back in time to a small rural village called Sauviragram or staying more modern day with a drink at Starbucks. Although the influx of characters and settings that change from story to story can be somewhat confusing, Murthy’s rich descriptions help readers make an easier transition from one story to the next. Some of my favorite stories include Cupid’s Clue, which is about a woman who is afraid her husband is having an affair and seeks revenge by beginning an affair of her own. Murthy’s dialogue shines especially in this story, relaying the conversation in a way that is both entertaining and realistic. In addition, Eleventh Hour is about a woman who has fallen for a man, only to discover that he has a wife she knew nothing about, and the chaos that follows, even some years down the road."

Read the story now

No reading lists yet

No badges received yet

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.