Title: Another Dozen Stories
Author: Satyajit Ray
Age group: 12+ years
Published by Penguin Books India
I’m posting this review on behalf of my son Atharva, who is 10 years old.
Satyajit Ray’s Another Dozen Stories, is a very interesting book with 12 short stories and each of them has a very unexpected ending.
The first story is about a boy named Aryashekar, a genius, who thinks out of the box. The words used in the story made me grab my dictionary and filled me with curiosity about those new terms. It was a loaded story and made me think a lot.
Another character that made me very curious came along as Professor Hijibijbij. He had a unique way of thinking, he was more like India’s very own Albert Einstein. The story had some very interesting words and the way those words were formed!! It reminded me of Roald Dahl’s made up words.
By the time I began reading Telephone, the last story of the book, I was already spooked, curious, entertained and full of excitement. It has a very scary storyline.
The book itself can be treated as an introduction to the world of the master storyteller, Mr. Satyajit Ray. But I bet no one can predict the twists his tales. The book doesn’t end with the stories. It has a very unique, “Things to think about” on the last page. It is full of ideas for creative writers.
It’s a must read for anyone who enjoys reading spooky stories.
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