R. K. Narayan (1906–2001), born and educated in India, was the author of fourteen novels, numerous short stories and essays, a memoir, and three retold myths. His work, championed by Graham Greene, who became a close friend, was often compared to that of Dickens, Chekhov, Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor, among others. October 10, 2006, is the centennial of Narayan's birth.
Jhumpa Lahiri won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, and is the author of The Namesake.
It is really amusing novel. We can complete reading of the story in 15-20 minutes with a fantastic twists at the end.
Thank you R.K Narayan for great novels.
Magnificently Indian and unbelievably Universal tales.
Recommended to all those seeking pleasure of reading.
Wish the book never ended .
Like Faulker, R.K. Narayan creates a fictional world; Malgudi. His is humorous and evokes India before independence. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul Wallace
Most readable short stories ,do not rush it.enjoy one at a time.it takes you really to malgudi and you can picturise itPublished 8 months ago by Shiv Shankar Saha
R. K. Narayan's 'Malgudi Days' is a collection of short stories about the lives of ordinary men and women in an imaginary south Indian village called Malgudi. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anika
I discovered these stories, of a writer I did not know before, on Jhumpa Lahiri's recommendation. Since I love everything she writes and considering that she is an absolute master... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Francis Maes
The stories portray simple day to day people wih their trials and tribulations. I would recommend it for anyone who's looking for short reads to lighten their day.Published 12 months ago by Arun Achuthan
Jhumpa Lahiri summarizes it all in her introduction to the collection of short stories. Those short stories are very easy to read. They have a natural flow in them. Read morePublished 16 months ago by SALIMAN Karine
I love R.K. Narayan's books because of the simple but fascinating stories. His language skills were phenomenal allowing him to hold his audience spell bound. Read morePublished 21 months ago by tasty morsels