This book is a little glimpse into the life of Jim Corbett. Observant readers will love the little stories within the stories.. for example, Mr. Corbett becoming impatient with Mr. Ibbotson, only to later realise the fault was not Mr. Ibbotson's and admitting as much. The human side of the legend is revealed through the writings.
To properly appreciate the collection, an introduction to Corbett Sahab is beneficial, though not essential. I would recommend readers familiarise themselves with Man-eaters of Kumaon and The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag along with this little epistolary book.
The Japanese have been one of the most prolific creators of the cinema. But, due to the challenges of the language and their lack of marketing (as opposed to Hollywood), a large portion of us remain unaware of their gems.
Akira Kurosawa is a true legend of the cinema, and, ironically, perhaps the most "western" of Japanese directors. This book is a wonderful introduction of his movies. The book looks in detail at all of his films and also provides technical details pertaining to the movies. Recommended for lovers of cinema introducing themselves to Japanese film as well as experienced Kurosawa lovers.
I need not introduce readers to the iconic Agatha Christie, so I will talk straight about the book.
If you love a good murder mystery, look no further. This book has more twists and turns than a side winder snake having muscle spasms! Be warned though that it is absolutely "unputdownable", so make sure you have a few hours to spare.
This book appears on almost every top 10 murder mystery book list and deservingly so. If you must read at least one Agatha Christie, make this one it!