Beastly Tales from Here and There has ratings and 44 reviews. Shriya said: DISCLAIMER: By the time she finished the book, the reviewer was so deeply. Jul 31, Beastly tales from here & there. Author: Vikram Seth. Pages: Price: Genre: Verse. Publication:Penguin India. Publishing Date: LibraryThing Review. User Review – GlebtheDancer – LibraryThing. This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist.

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Dec 08, Sukanto rated it it was amazing. It’s the perfect example of read aloud poetry–funny and intelligent and bouncy–thoroughly enjoyable.

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By the time I had finished writing ‘The Crocodile And the Monkey’, another story and other animals had begun stirring in my mind. So short that it can easily be read in one quick session and so enjoyable that it is difficult to put down, this collection of fables adds to Seth’s oeuvre an added dimension.

His most recent novel, “An Equal Music”, was published in It’s rare that I enjoy poetry except for really long, epic sorts of poems e. I didn’t care much for many of the other fables in the middle portion, which I thought were sort of violent and also repetitive.

The fact that Vikram Seth learnt Chinese poetry during his stay in the country might have had some bearing here. The fact that Vikram Seth learnt Chinese poetry during his stay in the country might have had some bearing here.

Fromm for the recommendation Lalitha Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children’s writer, biographer and memoirist.


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It is an excellent collection of medium length lyrical poems which are suitable for any audience, including children. All the bloated prose-when he writes fiction-melds into pithy turns of exquisite phrase. This is not to say though that there aren’t snippets of brilliance, none more so than Seth’s creative use of meter and rhyme throughout.

Some verses rhyme perfectly well that you can sing the poem! Jan 10, Mayank Jain rated it it was amazing. My friends, as you may see I did not read much poetry But one fine evening at the Victoria Not the falls, but the Memo Alright, I know what I’m gonna do here will probably in no way justify the brilliance of “Beastly Tales”, but I’m gonna try nevertheless coz I’m one arrogant show-off to review this book in verse, using aand rhyme scheme similar to the one used by Seth in this book.

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Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth

Contents The Crocodile and the Monkey i. Adapting tales from China, Greece, the Ukraine and his homeland of India, and presenting them in rhyming verse, Vikram Seth has created a small masterpiece of fables for our time. Jul 29, Sandhya rated it liked talee Recommends it for: Its a must have IMO.

Want to Read saving…. Beastly Tales From Here and There is a collection of sefh stories written in the form of poems.

No eBook available Amazon. Furthermore, he cleverly sews in plot twists and moral lessons which are entertaining and funny. I think it deserves another star, but that might be going a touch too far. It was so much fun to re-read these Tales – with all the rhyming words and the conversations between animals.


So, if srth are not ready to tackle the fourteen hundred plus pages of his novel of India, A Suitable Frlmand are not ready for a modern novel written in rhyming couplets, Golden Gateyou may still be ready for this delicious morsel of a xeth.

Review A Lot of Pages: A Novel in Verse was his first novel describing the experiences of a group of friends who live in California. I always have it with me and it is always a hit. Inhe published Two Livesa family memoir written at the suggestion of his mother, which focuses on the lives of his great-uncle Shanti Behari Seth and German-Jewish great aunt Henny Caro who met in Berlin in the early s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed extensively on going to England at age 17 for school.

By the author of A Suitable Boy This is the all time best book that i have read in my life An attractively packaged gift book offers ten charming, elegant fables in verse from India, China, Greece, Ukraine, and the fantastic Land of Gup. The most awesome thing vrom this book is its simplicity. Aug 12, Arun rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Apr 15, Suhasini Srihari rated it really liked it.

Though I must tell you I haven’t anything of Vikram Seth apart from this.