A book is not necessarily a good book if you cannot put it down once you start reading it, or if you can finish reading the whole novel in one sitting or in a few days. Sometimes it can also mean, that in that book there would be no words beautifully strung together which you can savour nor any philosophical truths you can ponder upon.
Here are the first 20 pages of Babar And The Wolves In The Forest.
The book has 40 illustrated pages. It is a coming of age story of one dog’s adventure in the hills of the Himalayas. It is also
a story of friendship between two dogs, Babar and Sheru.
Find out how Babar learn an important lesson in life after a frightening encounter
with wolves in the forest.
Get your copy here.
My book, Babar The Naughty Puppy And The Ladies Who Came To Tea, is now available on Amazon Kindle for download. Do check this link http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FITRYGG. They provide about five free sample pages.
I was so excited to see this page in the morning. 🙂
The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument, which he offers to the reader to permit him to discern what, without the book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. The reader’s recognition in his own self of what the book says is the proof of its truth.
—Marcel Proust, Le temps retrouvé
left unattended, turns feral, and she would need all her focus, will and ruthless determination to tame it again.”
― Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being
Sometimes memories tease me
In the recess of my mind
I see faces I do not recognize
And landscapes where I have not been
And series of events not from my life
A feeling of sadness swirls in my heart
A remembered pain which is not mine
I pause in wonder as I recognize
I lived a thousand lives in thousand places
In between the pages of a book
If it doesn’t give that, it is, so far as the reader is concerned , valueless. In this respect every reader is his own best critic, for he alone knows what he enjoys and what he doesn’t. I think, however, that the novelist may claim that you do not do him justice unless you admit that he has the right to demand something of his readers. He has the right to demand that they should possess the small amount of application that is needed to read a book of three or four hundred pages. He has the right to demand that they should have sufficient imagination to be able to interest themselves in the lives, joys and sorrows, tribulations, dangers and adventures of the characters of his invention. Unless a reader is able to give something of himself, he cannot get from a novel the best it has to give. And if he isn’t able to do that, he had better not read at all. There is no obligation to read a work of fiction.
-Somerset Maugham, Ten Novels And Their Authors