Beastly Tales from Here and There has ratings and 44 reviews. Shriya said: DISCLAIMER: By the time she finished the book, the reviewer was so deeply. Jul 31, Beastly tales from here & there. Author: Vikram Seth. Pages: Price: Genre: Verse. Publication:Penguin India. Publishing Date: LibraryThing Review. User Review – GlebtheDancer – LibraryThing. This collection of poems is a wry look at some children’s classics, giving them a modern twist.
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Beastly Tales from Here and There by Vikram Seth
This is a beautiful collection of fables, they are stories which are versified. His simple vocabulary and the interesting dialogues makes this a jolly read. To ask other readers questions about Beastly Tales from Here and Thereplease sign up. No matter what the mood, I feel these tales in verse will leave you with a smile.
Aug 12, Arun rated it it atles amazing Recommends it for: So much for her charm and flair.
The Summing Up: Beastly tales from here & there
Jan 15, Marianne rated it it was amazing. And so it went on until all ten of these beastly tales were born”. A Novel in Verse was his first novel describing the experiences of a group of friends who live in California. The Goat and the Ram. I never get the hype around the Indian poets, though I am an Indian myself.
It is really very good IMO, and neatly froom not just its protagonists’ journey, but post India’s too in a way Vikram Seth displays mastery in poetry and this is especially a good book to read out aloud to children or anyone, so that the lyrical and rhyming quality of the words are effectively brought out.
So, if you are looking for a light hearted read, pick this one. I bought it the last time i was in india. Seth uses the voice of these two animals to let out his frustrations and reveals to the reader his aching heart at the sight of continued deforestations. Very fast to read with consistent rhyming and amusing illustrations for each story.
Oct 05, Plum-crazy rated it really liked it Shelves: By the author of A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth displays mastery in poetry and this is especially a good book to read out aloud to children or anyone, so that the lyrical and rhyming quality of the words are effectively brought out. However, the effect and impact wanes a little through the 10 tales and since the last is the longest it felt a little bit of a chore to finish. The reader will put the book down tjere in thoughts.
This is not to say though that there aren’t snippets of brilliance, none more so than Seth’s creative use of meter and rhyme throughout.
Apr 26, Funn rated it really liked it. I have not read it. The fact that Vikram Seth learnt Chinese poetry during his stay in the frpm might have had some bearing here.
Seth communicates to us using animals as a tthere. Some of its stories are very much in the vein of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which we know was a hard-hitting political allegory.
And so it went on until all ten of these beastly tales were born” Among all the stories, at least four of them are extremely entertaining and Seth’s rhyming scheme is a delight. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. They are incredibly rhythmic and sing song and a pure joy to read even without the little denouements he packs in at the end.
Make no mistake, this is not necessarily a lighthearted, grom read. Poetry is not my cup of tea, but still, one needs to try everything. Posted by Sandhya Iyer at Account Options Sign in.