Reading to Travel: India

The post by Educated Unemployed Indian wrote (in the random facts) about his favorite Indian Author, R. K. Narayan.

For me, books have been the best flights to unimaginable places and unimaginable historical times. It’s no surprise to myself then that I went online to sought out two of the books by Narayan.

I fell in love with the first few lines:

“I was on the whole very pleased with my day – not many conflicts and worries, above all not too much self-criticism.”

It describes a day I could identify with, and feel pleased by.

I haven’t read the book but I couldn’t stop myself from writing this post the moment I started reading those few lines. It’s like finding a soulmate – I’m just so excited.

I’m looking forward to find out about Krishna, an English teacher who was devastated by the death of his wife and embarked on a journey to realize what he really wanted to do. Delicious Anticipation: The English Teacher.

And as I end this post, I took a look at the blurb. That’s when I saw the quote by John Updike: “Few writers since Dickens can match the effect of the colorful teeming that Narayan’s fictional city of Malgudi conveys.”

Mmmmm…. more promise of a good time.

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