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Book Review: Two Magicians, by Satyajit Ray

I’m reading quite a few short books of late. In a way, it is wonderful. I am able to see that it is not the length of the story that makes quality reading. I’ve not read much of Satyajit Ray’s works, so when I saw this book among the ten-minute reads option, I had no hesitation to pick it up.

The story is about a magician, one of the country’s most known. It shares his journey, from humble beginnings to his rise to fame. It introduces us to his teacher, and how he taught that magician a lot of true magic. It builds up to the end, which I shall not reveal, but one that I couldn’t have predicted, though I did try.

The language is simple, and it is beautiful and engaging too. It drew me into the story, and keep me hooked. The characters are quite believable and well fleshed too. In its own way, I felt the story encourages the reader to hone their skill, and not seek shortcuts to success. Though it may work, that success doesn’t last as long as the path of hard work. It also shows a teacher’s legacy too. I love the ending, as I mentioned earlier too.

Some stories are unforgettable. This is one such.

A Score Of 9 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: Two Magicians
Author(s): Satyajit Ray Genre: Short Story
ISBN/ASIN: B01N1I3DPO Publisher: Aleph

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(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
20th 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.

24 thoughts on “Book Review: Two Magicians, by Satyajit Ray

  1. Sounds like a wonderful light read. I too haven’t read any of his works. Perhaps this would be a good start. Thanks for the unbiased review

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