Looking for Love?

October 22, 2014

Quick notes on love stories by Ruskin Bond

Publisher : Rupa & Co.
Author : Ruskin Bond

Rating : 3.5 / 5

Falling in love again....Stories of love and Romance is a collection of short stories showcasing the myriad variations of romantic love - fleeting, intimate, joyous and heartbreaking. Ruskin Bond has been writing for over sixty years, and has now over 120 titles in print—novels, collections of stories, poetry, essays, anthologies and books for children.

There is reason why Ruskin bonds work even after so many years. His writing is selfish - he writes for himself first and then for his readers. And there in lies his success and his endurance. The book not only has short stories, there are other forms of writing too - poems, verses, letters and book extracts. I am not sure how many of these are first time works and how many have been published before in other books. But honestly, it does not matter and it should not matter to any readers.

These stories capture beautiful moments of life, interspersed with fleeting emotions.The book also has Susanna's Seven Husbands, made into a Hindi movie by Vishal Bharadwaj whom Ruskin dedicates this book, along with Bhardwaj's wife, Rekha. There are couple of book extracts - The Room on the Roof and Delhi is not far from his earlier books. Read and enjoy the marvel Ruskin bond because he is just one of those writers who have little to do with literary world but to write for this world - its pains and pleasures.

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