A Season of Ghosts Paperback – 1 November 2016
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A Season Of Ghosts is a collection of one novella and nine short stories that are all set in the foothills of the Himalayas. These stories explore the genre of horror and mystery fiction. This collection of stories by Ruskin Bond features various kinds of horror and a host of vibrant characters and story turns that are meant to cause goosebumps. Every story has a different kind of scare to offer to readers of all ages. On Fairy Hill is grim and melancholic, The Prize offers dark humour laced with horror and well-dressed diners with striking malevolence, The Black Cat features the curious case of the cat of the proper witch, Miss Bellows, The Rakshasas has scary folk tales of traditional hill spirits, Reunion At The Regal has familiar Bond characters, and Wilson's Bridge that revolves around the suicide of Mrs Ray and evens that follow an ancient tragedy. The second half of the book comprises of the novella, titled Who Killed the Rani, which is a gripping murder mystery. The Himalayas are a character unto themselves in all the stories, looming above every storyline and described beautifully by Bonds lyricism. A Season Of Ghosts was published by Penguin India in 2000 in paperback.
- Binding: Paperback
- Language of Text: English
- Publication Year: 2000
- Number of Pages: 224
- ISBN: 9780140287844
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 23 cm
About the Author
Ruskin Bond's first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written a number of novellas, essays, poems and children's books. He has also written over 500 short stories and articles that have appeared in magazines and anthologies. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1992, the Padma Shri in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Ruskin Bond was born in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, and grew up in Jamnagar, Dehradun, New Delhi and Shimla. As a young man, he spent four years in the Channel Islands and London. He returned to India in 1955. He now lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his adopted family.
- ASIN : 0140287841
- Publisher : Penguin; 1st edition (1 November 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780140287844
- ISBN-13 : 978-0140287844
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
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👻 The Season of Ghosts and other stories..
👻 Genre: Short story collection.
Q. Was this story believable?
A. Every story in this book has paranormal phenomena in it and as per the author the stories are his real life experiences. So, it's upto the reader now.
Q. Did you want to read the book to the end? Why?
A. The Stories reminded of my childhood. During summer vacations when we used to visit my mama's place, and my great grandmother used to tell us those spooky stories. All the stories, true or not were really pleasurable.
Q. Were the descriptions good?
A. Well it's Ruskin Bond. The descriptions were surreal.
Q. Could you see the places in your mind?
Q. Did you find this book easy to read?
A. Yes. It was too good. If you're wondering this to be of horror genre, well then it's not that frightening. These are those stories which were being told by grandparents if kids don't sleep.
Q. Would you recommend this book and why?
A. I picked up this because I was having issues with more intense reads because of summer. I read this book before going to bed for a clear mind. These stories can also be a great conversation starter if you're the story teller in your friends circle. Really really recommend this for a Summer read. Remembering those golden Childhood, Summer vacation, my grandmother.
But not for kids.
I bought this for my 9 year old interested in Ghost stories. But realised something wasn't right ...when kid started looking for meaning of some new words in stories.
Paper quality is just the okay only, could have been a bit batter and a star less for this only.
Should definitely go for it if you are a book lover.