9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 23 May 2006
R K Naryan was a rare Gem in the literary world. All his books are excellent and must read for anybody who can read English.
Its specially nice for people who would like to know what Rural India was.. The relationships, the environment, the society - each and every aspect is explained in such an amazing and interesting way that you feel you are there when things are happening - you are transformed to places and situations.
Even if you are not interested in India, still its a great read. The way Narayan handles the language is must read to believe. You would have never imagined that simple stories and sitatuation's can be explained so beautifully.
Once you start reading the book you cannot stop infact you will end up reading the books again and again as i do ( which i do not do with any other books )
Its highly recommended to buy all the Novels / Books of R K Narayan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 May 2011
A wonderful author who describes life in a fictional Indian village so well that you can actually feel the atmosphere and the lives of the people in the village. You become completely absorbed in their problems; their families and their happiness when things go well for them.
The 3 stories stand alone but reading them together in one book gives a real understanding of the characters. RK Narayn writes sparingly but beautifully and his descriptions of the village of Malgudi makes you want to visit it.