All posts tagged: Autobiography

Lone Fox Dancing: A smiling tale

This book was not bought by me, though I’d have loved to buy it. The Lone Fox Dancing was won in a Goodreads giveaway. I saw ‘Ruskin Bond’, ‘IN’ and the next thing I did was sign up for the giveaway. Frankly, I never even went back to check if I had won. Until one day, I received a courier which was a neatly wrapped hardcover ‘Lone Fox Dancing’ (LFD now onwards). I told my mum I hadn’t ordered the book. It was only when I read the letter inside from the publishers (Speaking Tiger) that I found out that I had won the giveaway. I was elated… ‘A free book. A FREE Ruskin Bond book. Oh my God… This is Ruskin Bond’s Autobiography!!!’ Yup, exactly what I thought. 🤯 The moment I opened the book, I knew this was a book I’d enjoy, and righly so. If you’ve read any of Ruskin Bond’s stories, you’d know of his simplicity in writing. By using the most simple words and even simpler sentences, Bond can take …

Goodreads Giveaway: Lone Fox Dancing

It was some time ago that I enrolled myself in the Goodreads giveaway for the autobiography of one of India’s most famous and loved author Ruskin Bond, Lone Fox Dancing. And I won. As a kid, I had once had the opportunity to meet him. He paid a visit to our school. And just like the idea that our grandparents could have been young at a point in time seems comical, so does the idea of the author having a childhood. He looked old when he came to visit, about ten years ago. He looks the same ten years later. He seems to have stopped aging. Just like most of his stories. His most famous character Rusty has stayed with most kids of 90s. I am so excited to read what he has to write. Here’s a line from the book that’s going to make you wanna know what the author’s all about. And how a person who remembers this can write such amazing short stories. And not one or two, but about 500 stories. …