The Laughing Skull by Ruskin Bond is one of the four new books by the author that have been released in November 2016. This book is a collection of 24 stories.
In the middle of the night, I woke to a loud rattling sound. A rat, perhaps? But no. As soon as I opened the cupboard door, out popped the skull—landing near my feet and bouncing away right across the drawing room.
Ghosts and spirits, prets and jinns abound in this collection of stories. From the skull that refused to be given away to the spirits of long dead hill-station residents and from the mysterious man you meet on a dark road to the malevolent presence at the bottom of a pond—these are some of Ruskin Bond’s best stories about the supernatural. Dive under the covers, leave the lights on and lose yourself in these scary, funny and adventurous tales.
Like almost all Ruskin Bond books, this one also is a collection of short stories. Most of the stories are ones which we have read before. But this idea of categorizing the stories is a good idea. The reader is ready for stories with suspense. Some were such that I was also a little scared. The author has presented the stories in simple English that children would love to read them and the best part is without much help from adults. Some of these stories took me back to my childhood.
DISCLAIMER: I received this book fro the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.