Nothing more need be said about Ruskin Bond's formidable forte when it comes to story telling. That's a given. But it is not without a little trepidation that one commits to buying a Ruskin Bond book these days. The myriad collections with several stories / nuggets repeated in multiple books make it near impossible for the aficionado with a budget to choose a book, then only to find you already have most of it in another, or in some cases the book you purchased just has its chapters rearranged, in an "anthology", if you will. To think, the irony of it all! When it comes to Mr. Bond simplicity has always been of essence, the message, more than clear. He has always been anything but commercial, more so now, at his age. So, this "anthologizing" for profit has to be courtesy of the many publishers, cashing in on his popularity. This little book, quintessentially Ruskin Bond, having not been duplicated - yet - for once, is a refreshingly nice, standalone, safe buy. Love the cover, love the book, love Ruskin Bond. Happy 82nd Birthday old fella! P.S. I spoke too soon. I think a chapter from here appears in one other book that I know of. But at least I haven't picked that one to read yet and this one is all new.
`I am a huge fan of Ruskin Bond and any book of his is a treat ! Tales of Fosterganj is a work of pure fiction which portrays the tale of sleepy town with interesting and unusual characters. Although this book by Ruskin Bond is not very popular, It is amazing given the unique yet simple sense of story telling. illustrations on the cover depicts the Hassan's Bakery where Narrator(Mr Bond) rents a small room and tells the strange happenings of FosterGanj.
It was just sublime!! Made me wanna search Fosterganj and just go there. Just a casual account of something of whatever magnitude that happened or might have, told easily and in a way that takes u there. Wishing there was more... and yes i was captivated by the cover... and it was an awesome rainy day when i read this..
Yet another and newly published (2013) story-book by Ruskin Bond. Written in his simple yet catchy style about quiet life and interesting and some even wierd characters in a small hill town of Fosterganj about 60 years ago, the book makes an enjoyable reading. Bond writes with an endearing sense of subtle humour. The art-work on the dust jacket is very commendable and attractive.
i simply bought the book as i was totally awestruck by the cover and ofcourse it has to be an epic as its written by Ruskin Bond. This book will take you to a zone where you can see how simple things can create wonders in life.
the simple yet catchy storytelling of this book will make you crave for more :D
I love the writing style of Ruskin Bond. There wasn't much of a plot in this book, but that is precisely what the author does best. He can beautify the most common daily affairs. The reader can completely visualise the scenes.
After all these years Ruskin Bond is still at his best evoking the quaint sights, sounds, and smells of the hills. The cover art work is an additional bonus. Go for a print copy, skip the ebook, you won't regret it.
Tales of Fosterganj is a good book to read. It's cover is quite catchy, and inside the story is entertaining. Ruskin bond beautifully wrote down the story of people live in hilly areas of India. Every character of the story is unique in itself, that's what makes this book interesting and entertaining.