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Why is no one talking about this?
Reviewed in India on 5 November 2019
Is it possible to have read too much of your favourite author? I didn't think so, but Falling in Love Again is compelling me to change my mind. Ruskin Bond is obviously an excellent writer. No over the top metaphors, vivid descriptions of nature, all of that. Amazing. However, I couldn't get myself to focus on any of those things because this seemingly innocent book contains multiple stories of the narrator falling in love with underage girls, and doing creepy things to them. Add to that the fact that most of Bond's stories are inspired by his real life, and I was forced to board a train of thought that was unsettling and scandalising, to say the least. I felt inquisitive and looked up reviews of these disturbing (I'm just going to say it—pedophilic) stories, but to my surprise most of the reviews were quite positive. I don't know if this simply slipped under the radar, or if people don't care if it's just 'good' art. But the quality of writing cannot simply override the content in this context, in my opinion that no one cares about. There goes the only good thing about my childhood. Thanks Mr. Bond.