15 Illusions of Love in Life is a collection of short stories that explores the illusionary, ephemeral nature of love, life, and death as we know it. The compilation narrates the disconnected stories of common yet purely unique characters caught in a spiritual struggle. Different characters intersect in an intricate, ironic pattern of the narrative to unfold the ultimate drama of existence in this world.
Amna Saeed (Ph.D.), teaches at COMSATS University, Islamabad. She has multiple research publications and a collection of English Poetry, Mystic Melodies, to her credit. 15 Illusions of Love in Life is her debut Short Story Collection. Reach the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madad Ali –
Dr Amna Saeed is one the great Pakistani English writers. I have read her books. She possess a natural style with amazing choice of words. Her poetry spreads fragrance of Keats while her prose is full of spiritually like Elif Shafak. Must read piece of literature.
Rabia (verified owner) –
The book makes you float in and out of the sea of time! Life’s emotional ups and downs dealt with philosophical depth which reveals the sensitivities of human life. A must read for all book lovers.
Zain Fatima (verified owner) –
I’am still under the spell of this collection of short, though pithy, stories, which kept me riveted till the end. My experience of perusing the timeless tales is like exploring a treasurechest full of the pearls of love, delight, wisdom and spiritual maturity. Amazed to know how the author has delved deep into the fourth dimension of the universe, time,linking it to spirituality, I highly appreciate the height of her intellect and divine cognizance. Even though all the stories are independent, they, one way or the other converge upon the theme of illusive love as well as ethereal LOVE. Another adhesive force behind the stories is feministic approach, allowing the female characters to be bold and self-actualized. Two of the stories revolving around the charming character of Diya are so engaging, as I would like to expect a complete novel based on them from the author, henceforth. Besides powerful characterization, the language, despite being lucid and flowing, at times, feels merrily poetic due to beautiful depiction of all-encompassing Mother Nature and its healing impact on the characters, particularly, in the terminal story, Noorwali. Having said that, the book is worth reading over and over again because of its depth, cathartic effect and emotional and spiritual appeal. Just love it!!! ❤️❤️
Zain Fatima (verified owner) –
Still spell bound by what a magnum opus Dr Amna Saeed has created, I feel obliged to appraise this collection of short, yet pithy and riveting stories. The mistic title page corresponds well to the mystic and surreal nature of the timeless tales converging upon the theme of illusive as well as ethereal LOVE. Amazed to see how the author has delved deep into the 4th dimension of the universe, time, linking it to the divine realms, I immensely appreciate her metaphysical and spiritual cognizance. For the first time, someone from Islamabad has displayed fine artistry, socio-cultural and psychological insight with a keen eye for human nature, and Mother Nature, seeking answers to the ancient questions about the purpose of our existence and the intricate role of love in defining our lives. Two of the stories, revolving around the charming protagonist, Dya, are so engaging, as I would expect a complete novel built on her character from the author henceforth. Most of the female characters in this collection are portrayed as bold and self actualized in an employment of feministic approach. Besides powerful characterization, the language, despite being lucid and flowing, at times, feels poetic and picturesque due to beautiful images of fleecy, fluffy clouds, tiny spectrums of raindrops, pearl in oyster, bunyan tree, amaltas pod and so on. The healing impact of nature in the terminal story, Noorwali, is very much inspiring and mesmerising. The way the author has explored the the strong bonding between mother and child, unveiling their tender feelings and wordless communication, in another story, Rida, reflects her writing finnesse and deeper understanding of interpersonal dynamics.
Nonetheless,my experience of perusing “15 Illusions of Love in Life” is like indulging in a treasure chest, full of the pearls of love, delight, wisdom and divinity. The book is worth reading over and over again because of its multi layered meanings, cathartic effect and emotional and spiritual appeal.
Just love it tremendously! ❤️❤️❤️
Dr Amna Saeed, a wonderful human being and an amazing writer who writes from soul. Every piece of writing is equally mesmerizing and a vast sea of her experiences and emotions is squeezed beautifully on pages . Her words touch every sensitive heart and are capable of transcending space and time.
My prayers and wishes remain with her.
Abdullah Saleem –
Dr Amna Saeed is a wonderful writer and beautiful human being. She writes with heart-and-soul and every word from her pen seeks ink from seas of love, beauty and wisdom. Her poems and stories are must read for sensitive hearts as her verses settle deep in soul.
I wish her more power and strength to carry on this journey.