‘Crazy times with Uncle Ken’ by Ruskin Bond

THIS WONDERFUL AND FUNNY BOOK IS WRITTEN BY RUSKIN BOND.THE  AUTHOR RUSKIN BOND HAS AN UNCLE KEN WHO ENTERTAINED HIS CHILDHOOD DAYS.HE WAS A VERY LAZY MAN.HIS JOBS DID NOT LAST LONG.HIS PLANS ARE ALWAYS UNSUCCESSFUL.HE ALWAYS GETS THE AUTHOR AND HIMSELF INTO TROUBLE AT EVERY TIME.BUT HE ALWAYS TRIED TO FULFILL HIS AIMS.HE NEVER STAYS IN A JOB, SO HE ALWAYS LIVED WITH HIS MOTHER (AUTHOR’S GRANDMOTHER) IN DEHRADUN. AND THE AUTHOR SPENDS TIME WITH HIM WHEN HE COMES TO HIS GRANDMOTHER’S  HOUSE TO SPEND HIS VACATIONS.UNCLE KEN LOVED BICYCLES AND HE WOULD NEVER BE BORED OF BICYCLE RIDES WITH THE AUTHOR THROUGH THE STREETS OF DEHRA. HE NEVER FELT HE WAS A LOOSER EVEN THOUGH HE WAS.HE WOULD ALWAYS DO TROUBLES LIKE ,HE CAUGHT A WASP INSTEAD OF A BUTTERFLY,WOULD CATCH A FLYING FOX INSTEAD OF A GREEN PIGEON,ALWAYS BE IRRITATED BY SMALL CUTE WHITE MICE,THE NEIGHBOR CROWS,AND TROUBLED BY A MISCHIEVOUS GHOST.HE WOULD NEVER BE TIRED OF HIS ADVENTURES.HIS MOTHER WAS A GREAT COOK BUT HE NEVER PRAISED HER.HE WAS RALLY OF A WEIRD CHARACTER BUT IS REALLY ECCENTRIC . AT THE END , WHEN THE AUTHOR  BECOMES A GENTLEMAN AND COMES TO DEHRA,UNCLE KEN PLANS TO START A POULTRY FARM, SO THE AUTHOR FEELS THAT HE IS ENDED UP WITH ONE.BUT THE AUTHOR WAS MISTAKEN! THE DREAM OF POULTRY FARM NEVER COME TRUE BUT THE AUTHOR LOVED THE LIMITLESS BICYCLE RIDES WITH HIS CRAZY,LAZY UNCLE.THE BOOK HAS SEVERAL MORE CHARACTERS AND ITS REALLY INTERESTING ! I SUGGEST THIS BOOK TO ALL RUSKIN BOND FANS.

Reviewed by Ashika Mohan

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