Review: The Jungle Book

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


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 an Indian-American author. 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 his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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