Title : Ensnared
Author : Prashant Wase
Pages : 118
Publisher : Author’s Ink Publishers
Genre : Horror Fiction
Cover : 4/5
Plot/Story : 3.5/5
Characterization : 2/5
Writing Style & Narration : 2/5
Presentation : 2.5/5
Overall : 3/5
Neil and Divya are the perfect couple with a perfect life until they are not. They fall prey to strange happenings around them. It doesn’t just stop there; along with them, heir family and friends experience the unspeakable. What is the secret behind their tragic fates? Will they survive this haunting?
Prepare to taste the dark side of Tantra and find out the answers for yourself. Feel the chill for yourself. Get ENSNARED.
Indian writers are reluctant to touch some of the genres and one of the genres is horror. I am not actually a great fan of this genre as well but recently I received ‘Ensnared’ by Prashant Wase. In his debut work he has done something really unimaginable.
Front cover of the book is something that is surely tempting for all the horror lovers. Blurb let you know the basic theme of the book. This book is pretty short for quick readers. They can complete it in couple of hours as its only 118 pages long. The story at a very rapid speed. Within few paragraphs you can imagine that this book is something that is totally story oriented and the author is in no mood to beat up the bushes around with detailing or anything. There are straight sequences and dialogues, without any kind of description about the scene or the characterization of the lead characters.
The positives of this book, is the imagination level of the author. Horror sequences of the book are spine chilling and if you are perfectly imagining them in your head, you surely feel the Goosebumps. The story is written in a way that you are watching a movie. The book is divided in two parts with an ‘intermission’ in between. Author had this point in his mind that he is writing something that is not purely book but a script of a blockbuster horror movie. Some of the blood and gore sequences are truly disturbing but suits with the kind of genre that the author has chosen.
Now the negatives. Well this book is not for the reader who would like to read something that is written with par brilliance because this book is written badly. It’s not a perfect novel. Author is not even following the perfect way of writing a novel, he is writing a script and that too with weak dialogues and grammatical errors.
Overall this book is only for the readers who just focus on the storyline and believe in the imagination power. This book can surely give you a horrifying experience as the story and the author’s imagination is something truly brilliant, but only if you are ready to ignore the writing errors.