The Kitemaker



The Kitemaker Filled With Characteristic Warmth, Gentle Humour And Keen Observations On Daily Life, This Collection Brings Together Some Of The Finest Short Fiction By One Of India S Best Loved Authors.

10 thoughts on “The Kitemaker

  1. says:

    Its a great collection of stories by Mr Bond.All stories arethan just interesting I enjoyed all of them, but quite scared when reached to the A face in the dark That s somewhat scary Short but SCARY.The story I enjoyed the most are Life with FatherTime stops at ShamliThe TunnelThe most funny was the The Boy who broke the Bank.The writing skills of Mr Bond is far better than any other Indian writers of his times Very well known as the Children s Writer, Mr Ruskin bond is the epit Its a great collection of stories by Mr Bond.All stories arethan just interesting I enjoyed all of them, but quite scared when reached to the A face in the dark That s somewhat scary Short but SCARY.The story I enjoyed the most are Life with FatherTime stops at ShamliThe TunnelThe most funny was the The Boy who broke the Bank.The writing skills of Mr Bond is far better than any other Indian writers of his times Very well known as the Children s Writer, Mr Ruskin bond is the ep...

  2. says:

    The best thing about reading Ruskin Bond is his simple yet compelling art of narrating the details of the surroundings that we usually miss out This book is a collection of some of his acclaimed short stories Three of them are on his autobiographical account describing his correspondence with his father, his father s love towards him and how the failed marriage set off ripples of insecurity and stress on his childhood.There are a couple of stories which reveals his romantic side An affair at The best thing about reading Ruskin Bond is his simple yet compelling art of narrating the details of the surroundings that we usually miss out This book is a collection of so...

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    I had heard a lot about Ruskin Bond, so picked up this short collection of stories The style is very endearing, and easy to read I can see why he became a known author The stories themselves are very varied A couple I just did not like at all, but most were wri...

  4. says:

    was there really a leopard in the tunnel i just adore whatever ruskin bond writes every single story of this collection captivates imagination i love the way ruskin describes solitude , how beautifully he creates those unbelievable images in readers mind KUDOS to ruskin bond _

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    The Kitemaker Stories by Ruskin Bond, publishers Penguin Evergreens A ReviewThe first story, Life with Father , is a fitting start to the book At once, in its beguiling simplicity and compassionate monochrome, it embodies all good things Ruskin Bond has come to be known for In this story, he paints the picture of a year spent with his father It is a picture in retrospect, painted not with CGI but on a drawing sheet with water colors, 32 in a set The story tangentially also speaks abo The Kitemaker Stories by Ruskin Bond, publishers Penguin Evergreens A ReviewThe first story, Life with Father , is a fitting start to the book At once, in its beguiling simplicity and compassionate monochrome, it embodies all good things Ruskin Bond has come to be known for In this story, he paints the picture of a year spent with his father It is a picture in retrospect, painted not with CGI but on a drawing sheet with water colors, 32 in a set The story tangentially also speaks about the days of the Raj , Ruskin s life in a boarding schoolof this life would be depicted in the next story, My Father s Last Letter , the separation of his parents, tidbits about his sister and grandmother and importantly, the various houses and bungalows and tents and apartments Ruskin and his father lived in, du...

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    Reading Bond is always an adventure, of the slow kind One can feel time slowing down its pace as one goes over his carefully chosen words This one is a collection of his short stories that has accrued the status of classics over time, as well as a few autobiographical entries Because I grew up on his stories, I remember most of the shorts and it was a joy going over them again Reading this edition, in particular, had the effect of hearkening me back to an older, simpler time a time I was Reading Bond is always an adventure, of the slow kind One can feel time slowing down its pace as one goes over his carefully chosen words This one is a collection of his short stories that has accrued the status of classics over time, as well as a few autobiographical entries Because I grew up on his stories, I remember most of the shorts and it was a joy going over them again Reading this edition, in particular, had the effect of hearkening me back to an older, simpler time a time I was not a part of but had yet managed to catch a last breath of before its extinguishment by our current modern days It is a mark of an excellent writer if they can transport you to another time and move your emotions through words Bond achieves this with remarkable ease The simplicity that he is master of eases its way into hearts and settles in cozily, and his style of writing with his fluid movement across genres mischievously makes sure...

  7. says:

    Ruskin Bond s stories remind me of my school yearsespecially the stary A Face in the Dark

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    Ruskin Bond is a master of simple yet nuanced storytelling using atmosphere and imagery to breathe new life into simple tales and experiences In the Kitemaker , we get a set of stories that ring close to this personal life, told beautifully with its soul in the right place.The initial two stories speak about his childhood through the trauma of separation of his parents and his experiences with his father which has highs and lows and a heart wrenching finale The next three stories areat e Ruskin Bond is a master of simple yet nuanced storytelling using atmosphere and imagery to breathe new life into simple tales and experiences In the Kitemaker , we get a set of stories that ring close to this personal life, told beautifully with its soul in the right place.The initial two stories speak about his childhood through the trauma of separation of his parents and his experiences with his father which has highs and lows and a heart wrenching finale The next three stories areat ease in terms of content and style with The Boy Who Broke The Bank standing out for its beautifully crafted humour Bond goes back to introspection of his own life and heartbreaks through the next two tales Love Is A Sad Song and Time Stops At Shamli The two best stories in the set, it takes the readers on a journey of love, togetherness, belief, pain and sacrifices through beautifully fleshed characters in a society that seems all too real The Kitemaker ...

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    Great collection of short stories by Ruskin Bond.I am just starting to exploring his work, and was worried that it shouldn t be a children s classic, its not, and its a very nice collection of his growing up years, when he was a struggling writer also going through his parent s seperation, being moved from his father to his mother after his death , to his grandmother s home in Calcutta after mom s 2nd marriage , eventually decided to roam around alone, probably all the great stories lik Great collection of sho...

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    So good that I finished the book in just one sitting Tales of poignancy, humour, nostalgia, and irony The Boy Who Broke the Bank humor and had O.Henry like twist.Love is a sad song, Time Stops at Shamli heart warming tale of futile love A Face in the Dark gave me goosebumps and who says horror s...

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