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The Complete Adventures of Feluda, Vol. 2 (Feluda ফেলুদা #12-17, appearance 17-38)

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This second volume shows Feluda at the peak of his sleuthing career. He is at his inimitable best as he tracks down the last known letter of Napoleon, or investigates a sinister crime that has to do with Tintoretto's painting of Jesus. In The Case of Apsara Theatre, Feluda foils the insidious plans of a clever murderer, and in The House of Death, he investigates the theft ...more
Paperback, Revised Edition (2005), 757 pages
Published February 2nd 2005 by Penguin India (first published March 30th 2003)
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Sandeepan Mondal
Mar 17, 2014 Sandeepan Mondal rated it liked it
The first volume of FELUDA, penned by one of my favorite directors, was a refreshing and different take from the likes of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot. In the first volume, we are introduced to the various likeable features and eccentricities of Feluda's style of detection and deduction that keep the readers hooked until the end. I had read the first volume from the point of view of a teenager (which is the original intended target audience of the FELUDA series)and liked it very much. Howe ...more
Arvind
Rating is a little lower than for d first volume. The stories started getting a little tired and this was particularly so in the second half of this volume. But nonetheless a good breezy read if u r a fan.
Marcus
Oct 25, 2011 Marcus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: india-esque
After reading the first volume I kicked myself for not having bought both volumes when I was in India. I could not find it on sale in the major bookstores and copies that existed in libraries were lost. Online i could pick up ridiculously overpriced volumes with insane shipping costs from india; often turning a $15.00 book into a $100.00 book. Finally, by using the goodreads bookseller search I found a well priced volume and was not disappointed. Anyone who can get there hands on a copy and who ...more
Pawan
Jun 15, 2011 Pawan rated it it was amazing
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I had of course heard about Satyajit Ray’s movies and his international following but when I came across the books written by him, I was surprised and picked it up out of curiosity. I was surprised to see that it was a short story book and on top of that detective stories. I have now read all of them and I am glad that I came across this series. Feluda is a private detective. The stories are written from a viewpoint of his cousin who lives with him.

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Avadhut
Feb 04, 2012 Avadhut rated it really liked it
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Feluda, the razor sharp and witty young detective investigates some very curious cases along with his cousin Tapesh and friend Jatayu through the length and breadth of India.

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A recent article about the release of a new Feluda movie brought back happy memories of this childhood series. We know Satyajit Ray as the Oscar winning filmmaker but not many Indians, especially non-Bengalis know that he was also an author par excellence. Fortunately I
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Zerin Hasan
'5 Super Special Stars' go with it without saying...

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Pradosh Mitra, Topesh Mitra and Lalmohan Ganguly aka Jataayu -- are my so-so-much favorite characters from Bengali writings.. I love their all successful adventures, witty convos, nice-described places and persons.. I was so into it,you know.. :D

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vik
Sep 28, 2012 vik marked it as to-read
Great book but HORRIBLE PAGE QUALITY by PENGUIN

Feluda stories are good; I will read all of them sometime soon.

About this volume: shame be on Penguin! They have dishonored Satyajit Ray by providing the two volumes with abysmal pages (vol. 1 and 2)! The page quality is really poor; you will feel outraged.

Where did I buy it?: I bought it online from HomeShop18 with almost 50 % discount (also using a discount code). They source from reputed dealers. So it is an original copy from Penguin and not a
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Sandeep
Aug 13, 2007 Sandeep rated it liked it
Again, the second volume of this omnibus shows an obvious evolution of Felu Mitter as a detective, Ray as a writer and the whole series as more than an Enid Blyton-ish adventure series. The mysteries, though still predictable, are a little more elaborate, the plots are slightly improved and we strill have the foreign travel, the constant danger and the decent excitement. Nice, but no Holmes.
Denim Datta
Feluda, The Bengali Sherlock, is undoubtedly the 2nd best Bengali detective character, 1st is Byomkesh Bakshi :)
Satyajit Ray is no doubt a brilliant story writer, And all his stories Feluda, Sonku, and short stories are a brilliant piece of work.
It is pointless to give review on his works, as all bengali readers are familiar with Satyajit Ray's work.
Parul
May 17, 2012 Parul rated it liked it
Predictable, repetitive and simplistic for a grown-up mystery fan. But I enjoyed reading the stories anyway since they transported me to my childhood; a time and place when life was simple, and finding the person- 'whodunnit'- before the fictional detective was more enjoyable than being amazed at having the author outwit me.
Akshat Kohli
Jun 03, 2009 Akshat Kohli is currently reading it
the way the mysteries are solved INCREDIBLE!! everyone from the environment, the twists and turns , characters-tapesh,lalmohan everyone work to present a beautiful picture
Sudha
Oct 18, 2011 Sudha rated it really liked it
so many afternoons spent in the company of Topshe and Felu babu...what a feel for detail and simple evocative storytelling.
Ashikur Bishal
Apr 24, 2016 Ashikur Bishal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
পরথম সমগরটা তুলনামূলকভাবে ভালো ছিল। ...more
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Annesha
Feb 15, 2016 Annesha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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I love all Feluda the stories. Feluda, Indian Sherlock Holmes was mainly written to children but the story can be enjoyed by everyone. Immortal series created by great Oscar laureate Satyajit Ray. Being a Bengali i can says my childhood is incomplete without Feluda. Feluda novels, comics, movies, serials always helps me to reduce stress & make me happy. i have read all the stories a hundred times & will continue reading the same for many more times

All stories are full of suspense and thr
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The Complete Adventures Of Feluda
By Satyajit Ray

Thirty five gripping tales of suspense and mystery featuring Satyajit Ray’s inimitable detective Feluda , is now available in English in a two volume edition. These stories were written for the teenaged readers and are narrated by the teenager cousin of Feluda , Topshe. Though some of the Feluda stories had been translated before but for the first time ever the stories are arranged in chronological order of composition and one can note Feluda’s dev
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Varun
Jan 02, 2013 Varun rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Another great volume of the feluda stories.the great thing about the novel is that even though most of the stories here are crime thrillers,they can be enjoyed by almost everybody including kids.something you rarely find in a detective story.first of all,the stories are mostly aimed at children or more precisely young adults and for that reason I can easily forgive the silly motivations and some repetitive plot elements.ray himself has written about it at length that he had quite a tough time tr ...more
Hitesh Relkar
Apr 11, 2014 Hitesh Relkar rated it it was amazing
A great book every detective fiction fan should read !
Jit Dhara
Sep 04, 2014 Jit Dhara rated it it was amazing
Just bengali
Zakir
Mar 20, 2014 Zakir added it
i want to read
Nina Chatterjee
Mar 03, 2014 Nina Chatterjee rated it it was amazing
For someone who listened to these stories on afternoons with her grandma, with one's head laid comfortably within the folds of her white cotton saree and deprived of the luxury and beauty of being able to read bengali scriptures on their own, this was just a wonderful find.
Shalini M
Mar 20, 2015 Shalini M rated it liked it
This was one of the better Sherlock Holmes spin-offs, complete with a Dr Watson, but I found it too late. I would have definitely enjoyed it back in my school days. But being wiser with age, several readings of original Sherlock Holmes, and exposure to more sophisticated suspense thrillers, I couldn't find a fascination in it. I had picked it because of some friends' enthusiastic recommendation and it's reputation as one of Ray's masterpieces, but I had to almost force myself to finish it.
Jaydeep Banerjee
Sep 04, 2013 Jaydeep Banerjee rated it really liked it
My all time favourite author and his classic mystery stories. Engrossing adventures of discovery - of self, a murder/murderer, a mystery, far off travels. The authors command over the language is plainly evident in Bangla but the English translations are equally good. Great wit, excellent characterisations and engaging plots. With all due respects to all the greats this is our Agatha Christie, Hardy Boys and Alfred Hitchcock rolled in One.
Varun
Sep 02, 2012 Varun rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT AS MASTERPIECE AS THE FIRST VOLUME BUT STILL IT CONTINUES THE LEGACY OF THE PRIVATE SLEUTH WITH STORIES SUCH AS 'THE MURDER IN THE MOUNTAINS','TINTORETTO'S JESUS','NAPOLEON'S LETTER'AND
'CASE OF THE APSARA THEATRE'.
Nilanjan Paul
A priceless collection of 19 novels. Very subjective, though the plots towards the end dealt with the equivalent genres. A little too briefly explained in cases, and the clues were not sufficient enough as we see in Holmes' stories.
gramakri
Jul 27, 2013 gramakri rated it really liked it
I highly recommend anybody interested in detective stories in classic mould of Sherlock Holmes's cases to read this book
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Varun V
Jul 26, 2012 Varun V rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, detective
THE STORIES HERE ARE EVEN BETTER THAN THE FIRST VOLUME . SOME OF MY FAVOURITES ARE TINTORETTO'S JESUS ,CASE OF THE APSARA THEATRE ,THE CRIMINALS OF KATHMANDU AND MURDER IN THE MOUNTAINS
Vidya Devarajan
Jun 23, 2013 Vidya Devarajan rated it it was amazing
I can read this book end number of times. The way Ray decribes, India, Bhutan, Nepal and Hong Kong makes you feel to pursue a career of a travel writer.
Swaraj Mondal
Dec 28, 2013 Swaraj Mondal rated it it was amazing
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Satyajit Ray (Bangla: সতযজিৎ রায) was an Indian filmmaker and author of Bengali fiction and regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and watching Vit ...more
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