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Book Review: Seven Must Read Nature Stories, by Ruskin Bond

I mentioned in one of my earlier posts about some eBooks being there now which you can read in ten or fifteen minutes at most. It was nice to see a couple of books from Ruskin Bond in that list too. I have always admired the writing of Ruskin Bond. It’s simple writing that anyone can follow and enjoy reading.

As the title of the book says, it has seven stories that have something to do with nature. Ruskin Bond is one writer who admires nature, and it is quite evident in his writing, even longer fiction. In this collection, he recollects flowering cosmos flowers, contemplates on how humans react to snakes, remembers a conversation with a young girl, observes birds when they come to a pool of water in a rocky basin etc.

It’s easy to start reading the book and expect fiction stories. But the book is not just stories, but a mix of fiction and his observations. Some were nice to read, and brought a smile. Almost all could easily bring the scene to life. It’s beautiful, and worth reading. In particular, I loved the first story in the book and also his observations on snakes.

The book is quite useful if one is in a reader’s block and wants to restart reading. It’s quick to read, and also easy on the pocket. It’s like one of those books you get in trains during a journey. For a reader who loves this author’s writing, I think it will be value for money.

A Score Of 8 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: 7 Must Read Nature Stories
Author(s): Ruskin Bond Genre: Fiction/Non-Fiction
ISBN/ASIN: B01N3LP3FY Publisher: Rupa Quick Reads

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.

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(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
3rd September 2017)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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