Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I finally finished reading Ashok Banker’s Ramayana series. There’s only one word to describe the books.
What a story. What a rollicking adventure and what a storyteller!! Fantasy, adventure, mythology all rolled into one, a story to rival any story ever told.
Really. Full respect.
He made the Ramayana so interesting, so gripping that I was turning pages at every possible opportunity - in the metro, in the loo, shutting myself off from the kids, battling sleep for a few more minutes to finish this one chapter, one page....
Yes it’s an imaginative retelling of the great epic, so no space for the purists here. There’s a lot of creative license at play, but if this is the end result, bring it on, I say!
I won’t say any more. Just go read it, people. For folks who have read it, I’d like to know if you were as powerfully affected by it as I was.
I’m definitely looking forward to reading the Mahabharata series now. It gives me goose bumps to think what he can do with that story! I hope it does not disappoint!