Book Title: 6 Degrees | Game of Blogs
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
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A Bird’s Eye View
About the Storyteller: The Blogadda webportal had introduced a storytelling contest in which ten members get together to write a story. The final output of the Game of Blogs contest was the book titled “Six Degrees Game of Blogs.” There are three stories in this book written by three group of ten members:
The Awakening by Team By Lines
Entangled Lives by Team Potliwale Baba
Missing – A Journey Within by Team Tété-à-Ten
The stories by each of these team of ten had one thing in common all of them. They all got the same characters and they had to come up with a story that is complete and integrated.
Story in a Nutshell:
- The Awakening was set in the present with aliens and human-aliens mix character.
- Entangled Lives is a murder mystery story and how the outcome changes the lives of important characters.
- Missing – A Journey Within is about kidnapping and how the plot revolves around it.
All the stories have been written well and of course I was happy to read it.
My Likes and Dislikes
I liked the fact of collaborative story telling because I have enjoyed writing one such interactive story myself. I was happy that the team of bloggers have worked at random levels and completely via online interaction. But of the three stories I was partial to The Awakening but even in that I felt there was a need to be more futuristic.
Entangled Lives is a wonderful story because I am partial to murder mysteries. The way the bloggers took the story was interesting too. It kept reminding me of various Hercules Poirot detective novels. I had too many sleuth to compare and crime scene didn’t get my throat constricted. That was missing in this story. But it was a great read though.
Each story strayed into my imagination and remained a gentle reminder that creativity in collaboration is quiet possible. I felt the Missing – A Journey Within, the writers took a bold step in storytelling; but yet something was missing in the story. I was searching for it throughout the story. But I liked the way it ended.
I would recommend one time read of the Six Degrees Game of Blogs and get the feel of integrated presence of a team effort.