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Railroad Tales is a collection of enchanting short stories that is sure to keep you entertained and engaged and leave you wanting for more. If you about to set forth on a long and tiresome train journey or if you going to be stuck in tuition or summer class for hours together then this is the perfect book to rid yourself of the boredom and help you

while away time entertainingly!!

Railroad Tales has a tailored collection of three short stories from genres that are gripping and would leave you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Travel along with the charmingly handsome Ali in Mystery in Mrithika’s Murder and get to know how he solves the mysterious murder case.

Seeking Hanukka is an adventurous treasure hunt story of five people who seek the mysterious and elusive treasure of Hanukka.

Ankith is an ordinary young boy who wanted to play cricket. But the most bizarre things happen to him on a sunny summer holiday. Find out about his supernatural adventures in Astral Ankith.

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Bargain on 5th - 9th Feb 17
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"As the stories vary so much, it is hard to give a rating. For me, I would say it is a three - readable, but not outstanding or particularly memorable. The everyday stories are by far the strongest."

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While this contains a range of stories, including mysteries and the supernatural, the strongest stories are those focusing people and the everyday. With sharp, witty, and sometimes cynical insights, these are situations almost everyone can relate to: a young boy exploring whether there really are ghosts in the bushes, another wondering if his father really is proud of him, and small sections of reflective prose.

The writing style for the mystery and supernatural stories is statacco, with short sentences that are rarely more than one line. Written from third person omniscient, it creates an impression that you are watching the events, not part of them, and never really gets into the characters' heads. The shorter everyday pieces have a flowing and more descriptive style, written from close third, focusing on the main character. Personally, I found this easier to get into these stories, but neither is right or wrong.

The first story ends with a "to be continued in" but as it is the only one, I won't take points for that. The English is sometimes a little strained and there is some unusual phrasing: "his questions was making" instead of "were making". The grammar is unusual (e.g. commas after quotes instead of inside them), but consistent throughout. Speech is not indented but begins on a new line.

As the stories vary so much, it is hard to give a rating. For me, I would say it is a three - readable, but not outstanding or particularly memorable. Readers familiar with Indian culture or outlooks may enjoy it more.

Rating: 3



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