“Blood Mangoes” by Ashok Banker

February 13, 2017

This is the review for “Blood Mangoes” by Ashok Banker, published in Nightmare Magazine’s January 2017 Issue.

Summary: Shanti dreams of tasting the expensive and sweet Alphonso Mangoes. So she makes a deal with the devil. She knows there is a price for making deals with the Devi and she is ready to pay it. But the repercussions soon get out of control.

Pros:

+ The sinister atmosphere.

+ The build up.

+ The vivid descriptions and the lore.

Cons:

–  Some of the descriptions might be too graphic for some readers.

You can read the story here.

Wrap Up

  • 9/10
    Writing
  • 8.5/10
    Plot
  • 9.5/10
    World-building

Pros

Cons

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