Beastly Tales [Vikram Seth] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ten witty and enchanting animal fables in verse which, like a modern Aesop’s. About the Book: Beastly Tales from Here and There From the impish to the brilliantlycomic, Vikram Seth’s animalfables in verse can, like Diwalisweets. 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 – Vikram Seth (1st Edition)

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A Novel in Viram was his first novel describing the experiences of a group of friends who live in California. Feb 10, Shalini beastly tales by vikram seth eeth really liked it. Thisis one of the best buy by me this year. No matter what the mood, I feel these tales in verse will leave you with a smile. I know its popular among some people, it really needs to be popularised more.

His writing is beautiful! Return to Book Page. All the bloated prose-when he writes fiction-melds into pithy turns of exquisite phrase. Taless are no discussion topics on this book yet.

So short that it can easily be read in one beastly tales by vikram seth session and so enjoyable that it is difficult to put down, this collection of fables adds to Seth’s oeuvre an added dimension. To ask other readers questions about Beastly Tales from Here and Thereplease sign up.


seeth The rest are also good. Seth communicates to us using animals as a medium. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They are light-hearted and can be enjoyed by both adults and children. Apr 25, Kimaya Mathew rated it it was ok. So, if you are not ready to tackle the fourteen hundred plus pages of his novel of India, A Suitable Boyand are not ready for a modern novel written in rhyming couplets, Golden Gateyou may still be ready for this delicious morsel of a book.

Of course, there are fables here which offer plenty of personal lessons. The poetry is light and beastly tales by vikram seth and initially the novelty of the book’s form is engaging and delightful. My friends, as you may beastly tales by vikram seth I did not read much poetry But one fine evening at the Victoria Not the falls, but the Memo Alright, I know what I’m gonna do here will probably in no way justify the brilliance of “Beastly Tales”, but I’m gonna try nevertheless coz I’m one arrogant show-off to review this book in verse, using a rhyme scheme similar to the one used by Seth beastly tales by vikram seth this book.


Brings the fun back into story time. You will meet again the tortoise and the hare, and you may recognize the greedy crocodile, but there are other tales with characters not so familiar with strange names and traits, but each with beastly tales by vikram seth message that can be comprehended by young and old. It is fun language. Wish I could get a copy of the same sometime.

To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. Visit our Help Pages. Booker Prize Winner Oct 05, Plum-crazy rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is a compilation of ten fables, retold and reinterpreted in the author’s own inimitable style, lending it a lot wit and some clever twists. I will read beastly tales by vikram seth to my children some day. The elephant’s voice pins us and forces us to feel ashamed. My young children enjoyed it as much as I did.


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Beastly Tales: From Here and There – Vikram Seth – Google Books

Each one precedes a poem and beautifully captures its beastly tales by vikram seth characters. Which is why, this quite simply escaped me and in any case, I’m yet to really sink my teeth into any of Vikram Seth’s works.

Thanks too for joining NOBH! I had initially thought that this might be a fun book to read to my son, but it might be a long while before he is ready for this one. Posted by CHE at 9: Think I am going to have to get a second hand one.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Of course, there are fables here which offer plenty of personal lessons. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A bunch of beastly tales by vikram seth short, but quite amusing poems. Fantastic set of rhymes. Refresh and try again. The final story, The Elephant and the Tragopan, was my absolute favourite – animals band together and are led by the title characters to lobby humans to save their habitat from a proposed dam.

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The poems are composed in free-flowing, captivating English. It’s definitely a nice little read for those who want something a bit different and it by no means does Seth’s reputation any harm as a good and interesting writer.