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.
|Title: Two Magicians|
|Author(s): Satyajit Ray||Genre: Short Story|
|ISBN/ASIN: B01N1I3DPO||Publisher: Aleph|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
20th September 2017)