The Old Man and His God- Sudha Murty

This is yet another book by Sudha Murty. It is a compilation of 25 stories and is just a little over 100 pages. This book is really easy to read and is a good book to start if you want a break from really long novels.

In this book the author relates a few incidents from her life drawing a lesson or an interesting thought at the end of each short story. Some of the words are in native languages of India, as is the humour. But then most of the stories are about Indians in India. The stories are heartwarming and some of the thoughts stay on in your mind much longer than others.

I especially liked the insight with which the author was able to draw the profoundest of lessons from the most simple everyday stories. The most interesting thing about this book is that it made me want to know the author as a person and not just a writer. I thought a lot of her personality came through in this book, and she seems very nice with a lot of interesting experiences to share.

If you’re looking to catch up on some light reading with depth to it, you will definitely enjoy reading The Old Man and His God.



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