Review: The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Inimitable.

Never have I come across a writer bridging the eager anticipation and wonder of young readers with the cynical worldview of grown-ups in such imaginative and enjoyable fashion. One simply doesn’t expect such genius, in a book, in a story, or in the narration, as is rendered in this luminous work.

Kipling possesses a rare quality; a gift that draws adults into fanciful depictions of nature, the world of animals and children, and resplendent views of human qualities and ingenuity.

At a loss for words, I’ll just say “Read this work! Read it!”

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is a mid-60's child from India. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility is the first heartfelt written expression of his varied life experiences. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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