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Strangers On the Roof This book consists of two Novella by Ruskin BondA Handful of Nuts is uintessential Ruskin bond work carrying the simplicity and warmth that we have gotten used to in his work it is loosely based on his struggling days as writer when he was about 21 years of age in DehraThe Sensualist is vastly different from any of the Ruskin Bond work its philosophical in naturethat follows the journey of a man who goes from being rich and sex addict to being a caveman renouncing the material world or so he thinks Strangers in the night is a collection of two novella's of Bond A Handful of Nuts' and 'The Sensualist' The 5 star rating is for the former The latter would probably be just 2 in my opinion In Nuts Bond narrates a series of real life incidents which marked the 21st year of his life in Dehradun A dhobi as a roommate unemployed chums the mother of his school crush with whom he shockingly loses his virginity a travelling circus' members and the slow paced life in the hills made it such a pleasurable read Finished it in one sitting In the Sensualist a 30 year old who lived a life devoted to the pursuit of sex suddenly ends up losing his virility and decides to spend the rest of his life in a cave with opium for company He narrates his escapades to a wanderer who chances upon him in the cave Weird for my liking Classic Ruskin Bond breezy yet introspective brief yet deep Stranger in The Night consists of two novellas1 A Handful of Nuts2 The SensualistA Handful of NutsHe says he cannot write poetry Ruskin Bond does However he has written uite some good short rhymes in this oneYes money talks And it is usually saying goodbyeThis story albeit not completely an autobiography is based on true life incidences of Ruskin Bond's life It is about how Bond in his early 20s struggled as a writer The petty challenges he faced in terms of his own procrastination fantasies and lust The story describes all these in little but effective details As one finished the book the titles of the story comes out to be the best thing that it has to offerThe SensualistA woman of true passion can only diminish a manThis is a very bad novella I will perhaps gift it to a person I hate It is an overtly erotic story of a man who Ruskin Bond meets in his life Now apparently it is a true incident of his life I can only say if such people actually exist in reality it's a loser world out there for themI guess the only good thing that happened to me by reading this is that I can appreciate the good books in a better way A complete disappointment and disgust Bond gave me by this book Horrible so far with disgusting comparisonsI never liked his books but this was uite a malfunction of writing The first story A Handful of Nuts is a typical Bond treat It invokes nostalgia heavily even though you are pretty sure you weren't alive in the 1950s It is a coming of age story that weaves around absolutely nothing and everything at the same timeThe second story The Sensualist is much longer than it needs to be It felt like Bond was experimenting with a bunch of literary devices since a lot of it seemed novel not just the fact that he was trying to discuss sex The end result was underwhelming despite a nice resolution One of those stories that suffered from an extended narrative Two novellas meant for the adults The author is know for his fiction for children makes these novellas interesting without loosing his writing styles known for witty and narrative style The perils and pleasures that attend growing up In A Handful of Nuts' the first of the novellas in this book the reader is treated to vintage Bonda gloriously funny and unexpectedly tender story of being young and adventurous in small town India The central character would like to establish himself as a writer but he is constantly diverted from his task by assorted escapades romances friends and other distractions Containing some of Bond's finest writing it is a classic coming of age story told in a fresh and compelling way The Sensualist' the second novella is altogether sombre but deals with a similar themethe trials and tribulations of a young man's coming of age Gripping erotic even brutal it explores the demons that its protagonist must grapple with before he is able to come to terms with himself

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