The Goat Thief

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  • Title: The Goat Thief
  • Author: Perumal Murugan
  • ISBN: 9789386228499
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Perumal Murugan

    , , , , current show , Seasons of the palm Perumal Murugan is a well known contemporary Tamil writer and poet He was written six novels, four collections of short stories and four anthologies of poetry Three of his novels have been translated into English to wide acclaim Seasons of the Palm, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Kiriyama Award in 2005, Current Show, and most recently, One Part Woman He has received awards from the Tamil Nadu government as well as from Katha Books Censorship news about Mr Murugan frontline the nation thSee

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    • Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      I absolutely loved this eclectic collection of ten short stories.‘The Well’ is the opening story with an unexpected turn. It is a very ‘well’-constructed story that sets the mood of the readers to expect the unexpected. After that set up, the nine other stories continue to engage the readers in different ways. Some stories warm your heart, some stories are eccentric in a good way and some stories simply blows your mind with its simplicity. My favourite story in the book is ‘An Unexpect [...]

    • Meera Nair said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      Famed Tamilian writer, Perumal Murugan's 10 short stories have been compiled into this volume called The Goat Thief. Steeped in cultural nuances and throwing light on the simplicities of life, the stories draw our attention towards the very nature of humanity; be it seeking company or obsessing over ordinary objects. Some of these tales are testament to the hardships that people from lower tiers of society undergo. And by imbuing common occurrences with an almost surreal quality, this book dig [...]

    • Sheetal Maurya Godse (Halo of Books) said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      I have read many good reviews for the books of the author Perumal Murugan. He is the renowned Tamil author whose books have been created quite a buzz in literature. This book was on the shelf for a long and finally, I managed to finish this book. The title of this book was quite unusual but it increased my curiosity. So, let’s move to know more about this book.Summary:Set in the landscape of rural Tamil Nadu, this book compiles ten short stories selected by the author. Each story is different [...]

    • Chittajit Mitra said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      The Goat Thief is a collection of 10 short stories, each with riveting subjects which will surely intrigue every single reader. It starts with The Well where the protagonist went for a leisure swim with some kids but things take a wild turn in an unexpected end. The second story The Wailing of a Toilet Bowl is the story of an innocent newlywed bride who hails from a village but has moved to the city to live with her husband. As she tries to settle in the new environment, there are a couple of th [...]

    • Anugya Sinha said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      Moments That Make Life Ordinary moments makes life extra-ordinary. Yes, life is all about the small moments, when felt intensely forms a memorable part of lives. This is the thought that reverberates in all of the short stories. I am glad that I got this opportunity read works of the celebrated Tamil author Perumal Murugan, thanks to N Kalyan Raman’s translation. The Goat Thief is a collection of 10 simple stories that irradiates the rustic charm.‘The Well’ the first story is extremely swe [...]

    • Privy Trifles said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      I have always been a fan of translated works as they open the doors to a world which till then was unbeknownst to me. I love indulging in the local flavours, the tradition, culture and language that these stories are full of and this collection was all of this and much more. I read Peruman Murugan's One Part Woman and fell in love with his writing style. His writing is one that can be called delirious to an extent, laced with glimpses of day-to-day life. Dark, moving, suspenseful and poignant hi [...]

    • Cynthia Rodrigues Manchekar said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      Full & Detailed review: cynthology/2017/The Goat Thief by Perumal Murugan takes a slice of life, the thinnest sliver of one, and illuminates it, and the revelation is dazzling. The stories inevitably turn on the protagonists. The intensity and the relentlessness with which the characters find their situations changed for the worse is totally inexorable.In The Well, we watch with disbelief as an innocent episode of swimming in a well, along with three children, aged 8-12, becomes dangerous fo [...]

    • Neha Garg (thereadingowl_) said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      First Published on 'The Reading Owl'The Goat Thief is a collection of short stories written by Perumal Murugan. He is an acclaimed Tamil writer and has produced some great works. The translated stories in ‘The Goat Thief’ have been selected by the author himself and they revolve around the idea of exceptions.unnamed3To quote the author on the subject,“exceptions can draw our attention easily. The lone goat that strays out of line inevitably appears distinct, doesn’t it? At the same time, [...]

    • Anirudh Parthasarathy said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      The author Perumal Murugan is no stranger to controversy and before too long and considering his name continually featuring in the news, one can’t help but be curious of his works. The Goat Thief is a collection of ten short stories of Perumal Murugan in Tamil, translated into English by N. Kalyan Raman. The stories explore various kinds of people whom we don’t normally read about – a night-watchman guarding a haunted house, a bunch of youngsters who discuss and offer solutions for every p [...]

    • Alex O' Connor said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      My Comprehensive review:When I received the book, looking at the cover page ‘PERUMAL MURUGAN THE GOAT THIEF’ suddenly the title strike to me as "A goat thief was Lord Subhramanaya" (Son of Hindu God Shiva known as Murugan, mostly popular in South India especially Tamil Nadu) until on later realization.I also found it head-up difficult to understand the title as I read - "Perumal Murugan A Goat Thief" all in once line. But that's not the case. They should have included a slant line between th [...]

    • Tarang Sinha said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      Rating edit: 3.5 Stars.This is my first book by Perumal Murugan, a little controversial yet highly acclaimed author. The Goat Thief (Juggernaut Books) is a translated work of fiction, a collection of short stories. I'm not a fan of translated works, mainly because the translated language often lose the essence of the storytelling. But, kudos to N. Kalyan Raman – the translator of this collection – for maintaining the original voice.There are 10 well written, unique and sometimes strange stor [...]

    • Sukanya Basu said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      The goat thief is a compilation of 10 short stories by the renowned Tamil writer, Perumal Murugan. The stories speak of the untold and possibly not many writers have much thought of these topics before. The tales range from: A lonely night watchman, who falls in love with the ghost of a rape victim, to that of a terrified young goat thief who suddenly finds himself surrounded by a mob baying for his blood, or that of an old peasant exhausted by a lifetime labour is consumed by jealousy and drive [...]

    • Nishita said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      he Goat Thief is a compilation of short stories by Tamil writer – Perumal Murugan. The stories were originally in Tamil, but have been translated (excellently) to English by Kalyan Raman.There are ten stories in the book. The blurb indicates that these are ten of the author’s favorites and so I dove into them with great interest and high expectations.Most of the characters in the stories inhabit a rural landscape. Even the city dwellers among them are villagers who have an acute sense of dis [...]

    • Isha Choudhury said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      Murugan has done a fabulous job in picking up his best stories! I loved every bit of the book. There is no denial on the fact that the book is amazing, the environment of the story line is described with finesse that you feel you're living the character. It was wonderful reading this, and I suggest it to everyone who is a lover of translated works, because this won't disappoint you. Oh, and this makes up for a wonderful birthday gift for a bibliophile as well.

    • Prashanth said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      A collection of Perumal Murugan's finest short stories and a quick read ! Not a big fan of short stories , but the book did have some really interesting ones . Wish I had read the book in Tamil and not the translated one although the translation was good as well . The rural setting makes the stories enjoyable . The night the owls stopped crying was my favorite !

    • Andrew Bernstein said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      3.5 rounded up because I enjoyed the peeks into rural Indian life, etc and there were a few strong stories and no duds. Consistent in quality and tone. Curious to read one of his novels. Picked up from the lobby store of an office in Chennai

    • Prasanth Udayakumar said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      The book is a collection of 10 short stories which could be considered under the genre of subaltern literature. The author has used an uncommon way of telling the stories of the common men. The style of narration definitely takes readers to a journey across the beautiful Tamil villages.

    • Jayan Parameswaran said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      @perumal_murugan

    • Varun said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      A five star book truly. Only removed a star for the translation.

    • Natasha Borah Khan said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      Perumal Murugan's stories are altogether of a different league. His style is absolutely unconventional and extremely imaginative. The translator, Mr. N. Kalyan Raman has also done an amazing job.Read full review on Natasha'z Words

    • Reema D'Souza said:
      Dec 15, 2018 - 17:15 PM

      There is a certain charm to the stories that makes you long for more. The stories begin somewhere in the humdrum of daily life and as the stories proceed, there is a feeling that something will change soon.The stories lead you gently towards the end but in the end you will be surprised. You’ll definitely have questions. The narration pulls you along making you feel that you are a part of the story too. The emotions are beautifully woven into the stories. Read the complete review here : #BookRe [...]

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