Top positive review
Reviewed in India on 15 October 2020
Vintage Ruskin Bond: a book some years before collections with old stories in new jackets thronged bookstores, much to the chagrin of scores of his fans. What’s great here is that the stories are interconnected and have a common setting, thereby making the flow seamless. Via this anthology Mr. Bond reinstates his position as one of India’s greatest storytellers.
The cover design by Ahlawat Gunjan is weird as can be, mind you, he’s the gold standard among book cover designers, but here he gets it awfully wrong. The front cover looks like a mixture of chocolate syrup and blood swirled together with brushstrokes.