|No. of Pages:||113|
About the book
The world is an amusement park with its roller coaster rides, giant wheels, house of horrors, thrills and frills. And everyone is a patron who has his or her share of the pie. One may be up one day, down the next; one may slip and fall and rise up. But all said and done, the experiences are uplifting and there are no places for grudges.
With these humour-veined short stories, the writer subtly hints the reader to take all that life offers with a smile while narrating a series of fictional occurrences that may have been unexpected and unpleasant at the time for some. but in the aftermath, the same events are revealed to be the spice that enriches ones existence. The joys of living are available to one and all and one doesn't have to be special to find life rewarding.
About the author
Sudarsh Menon is an advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India in New Delhi. A keen sports enthusiast with a wide range of interests, he is a first time writer. These stories that he has written are fictional.
However, small humorous incidents that occurred while he was a student in KV Tambaram, Asan Memorial H.S.S, Chennai, Loyola College, Chennai and his bachelorhood days in New Delhi may have provided the inspiration.
|Title:||The Sterling Bull and Other Tales||Publisher:||Maitreya.|
|No. of Pages:||113|
The author is an advocate of Supreme Court of India. This is his debut book, which is a collection of anecdotes inspired from his student life in South India and bachelor life in New Delhi. The book is pivoted around the ‘world of boys’ filled with batch mates and peers. It covers the time span wherein the life throws myriad experiences, each one acting like a vaccination i.e. each one provides its own minor sting and turbulence, but prepares the bearer to endure or safeguard against the heavier blows in the future. Each anecdote or short story is designed to bring you amusement and know-how of impending turn of events. The pulse throughout is light. The era covered is that of 70’s and 80’s and so, those born in 50’s and 60’s will find the background settings a tad bit nostalgic. Sports, gang fight, brotherhood, animal harassment, heartbreak, injury, false alarm, parenthood etc. roughly occupy the formative years of many ‘group of boys’ and the author has meticulously covered each of these aspects in his various anecdotes. The writing style is more of a journal than of a book. Cover design and inside illustrations are OK. But plural instances of - missing paragraph breaks, incomplete open and close inverted commas, no spacing in name abbreviations etc. stop you from giving any brownie point to the publisher.
I have read innumerable pieces by Sudarsh and its worth going through his writings. It transports one back to their past vibrant days and is rejuvenating. May we have more writers like him who can keep a reader enthralled into their imaginations and writings.