Musings About the World and People

Fiction - Anthology
231 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2023
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Musings About the World and People is an anthology of fiction in the slice-of-life, contemporary writing, and interpersonal drama subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Sava Buncic. This engaging collection of 63 short observations encapsulates the essence of human behavior and the world we inhabit. These observations are like little gems, each one capturing a moment, a thought, or an insight that might have otherwise slipped away into the abyss of forgetfulness. Each entry offers a glimpse into the intricacies of daily life, relationships, and society, prompting readers to pause and reflect on their own experiences and perspectives.

Author Sava Buncic's ability to distill complex aspects of human nature and our interactions with the world into concise and thought-provoking observations is impressive, and it’s done with such heart and attention to atmosphere and personality. What makes this book particularly engaging is its accessibility because of its bite-sized nature. The observations are brief yet impactful, making it easy to read and absorb in short sittings. It's the kind of book you can pick up whenever you have a spare moment and find yourself nodding in agreement or pondering the deeper implications of Buncic's musings. The narrative skill is also warm and confident, like having a conversation with a perceptive friend who shares keen insights about the world and the people in it. It's a delightful journey through the lens of someone who has observed life's quirks with a discerning eye and a touch of humor and gives just as much about the author’s vivid personality as the characters described. Overall, Musings About the World and People encourages readers to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, and it's a reminder that there's wisdom to be found in the everyday moments that often go unnoticed.

Bernadette Longu

Musings About the World and People by Sava Buncic demonstrates that writers and authors are people watchers and listeners. I wonder how many of us have sat quietly in a coffee shop or in a queue and listened to the conversations around us as people air their views from food prices to politicians and their nonsense to what makes the world go round. Sava Buncic is one of those people who carries a little notebook and jots down interesting facts and information as he goes along through daily life. I know for a fact that I am one as it gives me inspiration to write.

In Musings About the World and People by Sava Buncic, the author takes the reader on a journey that is like a roller-coaster ride that never seems to quite reach the top before it descends again to the bottom. The characters take the journey with the reader in the most intriguing ways. Each story is a topic on its own and can be expounded on to become a novella. This is a book well worth reading, not only once but many times as there are so many delightful short tales that will have the reader's imagination running riot and will even give even the most unimaginative of people topics of conversation that will make them seem suddenly very interesting and intelligent. I have really enjoyed reading this book and will be going back to read some of my favorite passages or short stories. Thank you for a very interesting and thought-provoking read.