The Classic Retreat Of Anarchy Book Review

RATING – 4/5

AUTHOR: Satanik Roy

PUBLISHER: Notion Press



The Classic Retreat of Anarchy brings out the emotions and feeling of things around you. Suddenly you start observing them through eyes of the author.


Satanik Roy is a student pursuing Mechanical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai, and also holds a diploma degree in Information Technology.

He is the Founder & CEO of a tech venture ‘APPOLYSUS’ and founder & director of an NGO ‘SPORSHO’ working with the prisoners and transgender people.

Apart from poetry he writes novels and short stories and is a lyricist. ‘The Classic Retreat of Anarchy’ is his first published work.


What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to be more than all the print I have read in my life. Each poem leads you to the question it makes sense to ask; As if something was left between the pages every time you read it.

Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells,… and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there too; a slightly younger self, slightly different as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower…both strange and familiar so that you could feel that poetry naturally is highly patterned in its form.

Thus, you will stick to believing ‘Even chaos has a pattern…’


The Classic Retreat of Anarchy is a wonderful book comprising 22 well written short poems. The poems are very meaningful and depict the pain, chaos, turmoil of emotional roller coaster ride that we all go through in our daily life.

Satanik Roy has very beautifully composed this book; his writing style is the free verse which is very difficult. But the strength of his poems seem very catchy and connecting.

One can easily relate him/herself with the emotions that he has portrayed in his poems. The personification of leaves, candles etc is what adds more to his creativity.

Also, his polished language and use of figures of speech in between the lines of his poems is something to definitely appreciate for.

Top 5 Poems of the book:

1. The Red and Gold Kite 2. Pain 3. Life 4. Cherish Your Freshness 5. Finding Love The cover of the book is very beautiful and suits the title and blurb perfectly. I will highly recommend this book to all the poetry lovers out there.

This will definitely serve you great and will also lessen your loneliness in this busy era where there is no one to feel and understand your feelings and emotions.

So go ahead and gift yourself this amazing partner today itself. I would like to wish all the best to the author Satanik Roy and would love to read his future works.

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