Monday, October 8, 2012

Wise & otherwise

I had previously read 3 books of Sudha Murty and just couldn't get enough of her writing. This book is a collection of 51 short stories each of 3-4 pages. It brings back the childhood days when elders disguise their experiences as stories.

Wise & Otherwise

Filling the book with a lot of anecdotes from her life, Sudha Murty has struck a chord at being a very good story teller. The writing is not sloppy but simple with no overhead of minute detailing and unnecessary complexity. The stories are such that every Indian can relate to them, involve in them to forget the worries and be a child.

Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
Benjamin Disraeli

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