- Reading level: 11+ years
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Penguin India (19 September 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0143330799
- ISBN-13: 978-0143330790
- Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.7 x 1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Room on the Roof (Puffin Classic) Paperback – 19 Sep 2008
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About the Author
Ruskin Bond's first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novels (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children's books, many of which have been published by Penguin India.
He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.
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Top Customer Reviews
Rusty, an English boy, who was confined in a british colony, rebels against his strict and authoritarian guardian and runs away to the outside world. There he gets some beautiful relationships - his first crush and friends. In the new independent world, how he deals with his first crush, loneliness, his best friends and their relationships is the novel.
Beyond the story, what marvels the reader is the author's vivid descriptions of rain, trees, nature and village people, so simple yet leaves a haunting effect for few days.
With rains outside, curling up in the bed with a cup of hot coffee, soothing classical music(I listened to Umrao Jaan/Bazaar Songs), this is the best companion for monsoon days.
Mr. Bond surely knew from the start how to woo hearts with the pen. I am about the same age as Rusty, and I fell in love with him !
the book also views the psychology of a sixteen year old boy......
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My first RUSKIN BOND reading. Really simple and awesome. Great work @ the age of 17Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Just awesome.. If you live in hill areas ..you gonna love this bookPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I disliked rusty' sad life and liked him and Kishen together. He never sees his friends again is sad. The book has a sad endingPublished 2 months ago
The writing is good, but the story is less interesting.. The description of the surroundings are very good..Published 3 months ago by Rokas