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Mice In Men

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Can the simple act of saving a mouse teach an insecure, ordinary man to rise above his afflictions and love?

Tired of his faith, his disability and his predicament, an old man contemplates giving up everything, but discovers love while witnessing an extramarital affair.

After suffering a lifetime of prejudice and humiliation, a doctor is finally able to confront his own prej
Paperback, 212 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Harper Collins Publishers India Ltd.
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This must be one of the best collection on Indian short stories I've read, and I'm surprised that I haven't heard of this author until ofcourse I got the free copy.

Anirban writes with a free flow of language, uncomplicated by words that show more than they mean, the prowess of the authors vocabularly, often messing up the story. And the stories themselves little pearls ranging from comical, to heroic, to thoughtfull to sentimental.. what a good book!

I dare say that the content is not gender or
Amit Gupta
Mice in Men is a collection of 10 short stories, some of them written against the medical background. The presence of medical jargon is a little too much at times in the narrative and is quite unsettling. However, it suffers from the basic problem most anthologies face - there are only a few stories which make a mark. Rest of them are plain boring.

'The New Job' recounts the story of Rizwan Sheikh who has to come out of retirement to find a job so that he can manage expenses for his back operatio
Misunderstood as "Of Mice and Men" my friend gifted me this book. But it turned out to be a beautiful collection of short stories. Each one of them with a sentimental and doctor-ish touch it! A good light read, which will keep you glued to the innocence of the characters.
This book is a collection of stories that mostly deals with the profession of doctors. All the stories have different take on morality, existentialism and depression. Few stories were quite plain in the outset but ended well.

It is quite a breezy read and quite a refreshing in terms of ideas and perception.
Ajitabh Pandey
A collection of stories by Anirban Bose. A lot of these related to medical issues (understandable since the author is a Doctor by profession).

All the stories are fantastic and the writing keeps you glued.
Not a heavy read… these stories can be read when we want a break from seriousness. Some don’t hold your attention all the way and you skip that story halfway, but there are others that are written quite well, meant to result in a thought that is meaningful, it won’t leave you disappointed. No complicated characters, but it is simple life stories that could have happened too, so that doesn’t feel out of place. A mixed bag of stories that is border-line good… one that you’ll enjoy if you’re not ex ...more
Nishant Patel
An interesting find amongst the other contemporary Indian authors. This is a collection of stories about the lives of everyday people, written by someone who is trying quite hard, to bring his surgical precision to his words, and pulling it off quite well!
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A doctor by profession, Anirban was born and brought up in Ranchi, and has, at various points in his life, called Mumbai, New York City, Atlanta and Rochester, home.

He was assistant professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, NY, till he packed his bags and returned to India in 2007.

Other than writing he is passionate about music. He now lives with his wife and two children in Kolkata.
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