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The master storyteller. Makes you humble.
5 September 2018
Ruskin Bond, a master storyteller, makes you humble when he exposes you to your roots. The little villages and towns. The simple people, simple aspirations and their simple lives. Every story is unique. I just feel so engrossed in Ruskin's stories. I keep thinking about them even long after reading them. There are deep emotions in his stories where many a times, children act mature and elders act childishly. There is deep pain and suffering sometimes, and child-like merry making.
You just can't get enough of Ruskin. He makes you crave for more in every story. "The Girl on the train" and "Love and cricket" are my favourites in this book. They are both stories of people with small aspirations and simple lives. Ruskin does make a great plot with situations which seem rather general to many. The more you read, the more you feel like controlling the story, owning it sometimes.
That's the beauty of this great author.