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

Make no mistake, this is not necessarily a lighthearted, feel-good read. My young children enjoyed it as much as I did. I didn’t care much for many of the other fables in the middle portion, which I thought were sort of violent and also repetitive.

His most recent novel, “An Equal Music”, was published in 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.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Adapting tales from China, Greece, the Ukraine and his homeland of India, and presenting them in rhyming verse, Vikram Seth has created a small masterpiece of fables for our time.

This is the same story of the Hare who lost to the slow and steady Tortoise. Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children’s writer, biographer and memoirist.


It is fun language. This was a good read. HarperCollinsMay 1, – Fiction – pages. 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.

Inhe published Two Livesa family memoir written at the suggestion of his mother, which focuses vikra the lives of his great-uncle Shanti Behari Seth and German-Jewish great aunt Henny Caro who met in Berlin in the early s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed extensively on going to England at age 17 for school.

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. I bought it the last time i was in india.

The Summing Up: Beastly tales from here & there

But a very heavy recommendation by a friend, who insisted that there was possibly no better writer of verse in India than Seth prompted me to check it out. His first full-fledged bezstly work and its quite brilliant.

I have not read it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Have just discovered your blog today and taled is my second comment. Jan 15, Marianne rated it it was amazing.

Oct 06, Nissim rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Goat and the Ram. Snippet view hdre Aug 05, Vinay Leo R. Apr 25, Kimaya Mathew rated it it was ok. And so it went on until all ten of these beastly tales were born”.


Beastly tales from here and there – Vikram Seth – Google Books

The fact that Vikram Seth learnt Chinese poetry during his stay in the country might have had some bearing here. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Beastly Tales From Here and There is a collection of ten stories written in the form of poems.

My friends, as you may see 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 in this book. Vikram Seth atles written acclaimed books in several genres: Be the first to ask a question about Beastly Tales from Here and There.

Dec 11, Khalidha Zia rated it really liked it.