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The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classic, literature

IMO, Rudyard Kipling is the worst example of the quintessential British Imperialist and Colonialist. His attitude towards India is contemptuous and condescending. As a person, I dislike him intensely.

Kipling writes beautifully. His stories are simple, engaging and profound at the same time. As a writer, I love him.

This is a childhood favourite. I read it first in translation, and then in the original. This is a true classic - it works for one as a child as well as an adult.
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Finished Reading
September 23, 2011 – Shelved
October 1, 2011 – Shelved as: classic
October 1, 2011 – Shelved as: literature

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i share the same love-hate relationship for Kipling.

Nandakishore Varma Sidharth wrote: "i share the same love-hate relationship for Kipling."


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Asdf :)

Fazeela you nailed it, totally agree with the dislike of Kipling. The book though and writing is another story.

Nandakishore Varma You can't but admire the man's storytelling skills.

mrs chanadler bong #what are those

message 7: by Caligula (new)

Caligula Laboite I respect your approach to art. I wish that professional critics today had your integrity and would judge works based purely on artistic merit.

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