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R.k narayan's one of the best works.Storyline is soo gripping and it is interwoved in such way that reader interest is never lost.Although at some meagre instances there are lapses as at times protagonists spiritual life is streched way too far but protagonist raju constantly litter up the spark of your interest alive  

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this is really very nice story,specially for the bachelor's.when they read it they feel that they are passing with the same situation.

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A man disarmingly in the hands of fate called railway Raju has his life taking meanders at unexpected places which take him to the path of fame at each and every step.Set in the midst of a gentle and hilarious India this is one of R K Narayan's best ever sculpture of imagination and humor.

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The mastery of R.K Narayan's ability to paint the readers life, back to him, through his words is unparalleled. One could find themselves in one or other of his characters, emoting, feeling chastised, and hoping, for the same romanticism embodied by those that they read about.
The Guide is a story of greatness that we all seek, but are afraid to grab it, because it doesn't come with the lovely frills that we accumulate in exchange for time we pass as social beings.
 

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an enchanting novel which breaks all the conventional indian ideology of man-women relationship.

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'The Guide' is a guide to life's different facets a common man encounters in different times.
The fellow Raju Guide, when realised people believe in the real saint/mahatma and unconditional service
for mankind, he goes through the self renunciation and gets guided by the real self.
The book keeps us ingaged and gives two parralel life experience of a Bhogi and Yogi.
 

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First book I read of author's. Interesting. Read more.

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