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Book Review: The Great Indian Rope Trick by Ruskin Bond

The Great Indian Rope Trick
Author: Ruskin Bond
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Rating: 3/5

Ruskin Bond is known for his simple writing style yet quite impactful imagery that lends the readers a much-desired virtual vacation to the mountains and valleys that bloom with the fragrance of daffodils and roses. ‘The Great Indian Rope Trick’ is an anthology of 29 stories-both long and short- that elicit emotional overflow of nostalgia of those golden old days when people were simple and knew how to find happiness in the littlest things.

Whether it is about his trip to Badrinath or vast collection of plants that Ruskin Bond holds so dear, each story presents a figment of his imagination with characters that make him what he is and the mention of animate as well as inanimate objects that form an integral part of his life. Some of my favourite stories include The Old Gramophone, Joyfully I write and A Hill Station’s Vintage Murders. There is no doubt in the fact that Ruskin Bond’s stories remind the readers of the happier days when moments were cherished and lessons were learnt by experience. Hence, this collection, too, offers pleasurable prose that is going to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Best wishes to the author!

Buying link: Amazon

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