Book – The Little Book of Everything
Author – Ruskin Bond
Genre – Non Fiction
Publisher – Penguin Viking (1 January 2020)
No. of pages – 96
Ratings – On the scale of 1 to 10, this book is 11 with its design and cuteness along with the quotes by Mr. Bond.
About the book –
Keep this little book by your bedside, or on your desk, or on the kitchen shelf, and turn it from time to time. It will have something comforting or helpful to say to you.
Book Review –
The book is basically a group of all those random quotes which Ruskin Bond wrote. It is so beautifully curated that just by reading a 4 liner, you will feel motivated to do something artistic by penning down your views and emotions.
The best part about this book is that the quotes force you to think about the basic stuff you otherwise forget to acknowledge. For example –
There is no harm in sitting in an office and making money,
But sometimes you must look out of the window and look at the changing light.
We have degraded Planet Earth.
So let’s be up and see what we can do
To clutter up other worlds …
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About the author –
Ruskin Bond’s first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written several novels (including Vagrants in the Valley, A Flight of Pigeons and Delhi Is Not Far), essays, poems and children’s books, many of which have been published by Penguin India.
He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies.
He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1993 and the Padma Shri in 1999.
– Kinjal Parekh