Nair Told and Untold is a short story collection which comprises of 15 short stories mostly set in the southern part of India in the beautiful state of Kerala. All the fifteen stories have a central character called Nair. This gentleman called Nair is always taking up different roles, occupations, and personality.
Owls in the Family mostly revolves around the small-town life and presents before us a world long forgotten. For many of us urban dwellers, it is as good as a getaway from the chaos of city life as a short vacation.
All of the short stories in The Goat Thief revolve around the trials and tribulations of an ordinary rural life. Be it the jealousy of a village elder on seeing his younger neighbour building his house, or the joy experienced by a night watchman in getting acquainted with a female company for the first time.
CONCEPT: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 I am used to reading all kinds of books – from murder mysteries to period romances to series fiction and non-fiction but rarely do I come across… [Continue Reading]
STORIES: 3/5 THEME: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 2.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 I have always loved reading short stories. They are very much like a time machine, they can take you to places in no… [Continue Reading]
STORIES: 4/5 THEME: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Ruskin Bond is a household name in India. He is a living legend and he continues to inspire millions of Indians with his stories. “The… [Continue Reading]
STORIES: 3/5 THEME: 2/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Another quote says that a story should be like a miniskirt: long enough to cover the subject but short enough to be interesting…. [Continue Reading]
STORIES: 3.5/5 THEME: 4/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 Ever since the travel bug bit me back in the early months of 2015, I have always found myself getting attracted to books… [Continue Reading]
STORIES: 3.5/5 CHARACTERS: 3/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 For me, this past one month has been about reading a lot of short stories but no matter how many short stories you read, you… [Continue Reading]