Michael Gorra is a professor of English at Smith College. His books include The Bells in Their Silence: Travels Through Germany and After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie.
Michael Gorra in his introduction, regards Narayan as "easy to read, hard to understand". It is the story of a (dis)honest tourist guide who eventually sinks in a lookout... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Abhishek L
Great insight on human behaviour. Simple yet thought provoking. A must read.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed the story, writing style, and perspective of this story. An added bonus is that it is not available on Sparknotes, so my students will actually have to read the book in... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Hedi A. Bingham
This is my second book by Narayan and I will go for more. His prose is so clear and straightforward, and the characters interesting and endearing.Published 10 months ago by Nola Figen
I think I've finally understood why this movie The Guide was always such a favorite.. besides it's fabulous sound-track and the exquisitely beautiful Waheeda Rehman of course. Read morePublished 10 months ago by N. Sankaran
This is an easy but compelling read. As always, RK Narayan has managed to weave a beautiful story out of a simple everyday life of a young man Raju. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lakshmi
With the backdrop of India, this story emphasizes what many American novels seek, and often succeed in doing - make a story of how the down-and-out character emerges from cold... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Miami Bob