Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Book Review: Falling in love again by Ruskin Bond

On the jacket:

Once I saw her, leaning over the balcony railing. I stopped the taxi and waved to her. She waved back, smiling like the sun breaking through clouds.

Suffused with warmth and passion, the stories in Falling in Love Again showcase the myriad variations of romantic lovefleeting, intimate, joyous, heartbreaking. Featuring classic stories by Ruskin Bond, such as The Eyes Have It and The Girl from Copenhagen, this stirring collection captures the range of feelings that are indubitably part of the infinite spectrum of love.


I doubt anyone would even be reading this review. I mean, why would anyone want to know the review of a Ruskin Bond book? His books are to be blindly picked,  and enjoyed, coupled with a mug of piping hot chocolate and a heavy downpour outside. Nevertheless, I simply need to write this review, just to express how soothing a read Falling in love again is!

Not a love story, as the title suggests, it's about falling in love again. A collection of short stories, each one will touch strings, you never knew existed in your heart. The book is dedicated to Vishal and Rekha Bharadwaj. I have been lucky to hear about a part of their love story and seeing this dedication made me smile. How sweet! Any couple which has braved the world to be together and has then braved each other, to be with each other, to me is a great example of love and it's ways.

The book is a perfect collection of reads - short stories, poems, message of flowers,  and extracts from other stories by Bond, including the very famous The Room On The Top.

Rating: *****/5

[This is a personal read.]

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