Sunday, June 7, 2009

Night Train at Deoli: And Other Stories


How often, you remember the exquisite places, kaleidoscopic images, overwhelming innocence and compassionate love. If you don’t, and you wish, then I will suggest for going through “The Night Train At Deoli :And Other Short Stories”, composed by Padam Shree awarded, Ruskin Bond. His Portrayal of love, beauty, devotion and desperation, let you visualize the unending, incredible imagination of mind. Mostly, stories are composed in autographical sense and how they are woven around the web of writer’s life and places, he has been, is amazing. A descent and innocent romance transports you to your teen ages. ‘A Women At Platform 8’ presents a motherly love of a school boy and an unknown woman. ‘The night train at deoli’ has such a mesmerizing romance that will lift into a space of love. How a school boy fell in love with a basket selling girl in their first meet, how his first meet, hardly-communicated longing turns into a feverish desperation in love. ‘The Eyes have it’ a romantic story mixed with suspense which brings it to a height of love at the end of story. Most of the stories will hypnotize with the sense of love, besides them, there are horror story like 'A face In the Night' and ‘Panther’s Moon'. ‘A love Long Ago’ is another enthralling, romantic story for younger generation. No one can have such a strong empathy to children in their writings as Ruskin Bond has. If you expect the stories of psychopathic killers, war-heroes, film-stars and super-natural powers, then sadly enough, you will not find a place in Ruskin fiction. But, If your teen ages are devoid of emotions (esp. romance) like mine, then it is must read.

5 comments:

Parv Kaushik said...

this one was beautifully written... the description itself held me in awe! u write well!

keep blogging!

Amit414@IT-BHU said...

thanks for your encouraging words for my first review

Sadia said...

The story was awesome,but the ending could have been better!

sanjay said...

I think he purposely ended the story that way ...to leave us guessing ... to let the suspense remain uncracked,i think,would have a deep effect on the readers

Mirza Ghalib said...

This was the first Ruskin Bond book that I bought and after that I've started collecting his books. This book has short simple stories...specially, stories of longing...stories which melt your heart. The book will be liked by those who love the simple things in life, those who love nature. I'm now a fan of Ruskin Bond!