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June 7th, 2001 - Ratheesh KrishnaVadhyar's Journal

June 7th, 2001

June 7th, 2001
05:05 pm

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I am currently reading the book "Brigadier Kathakal" by Malayattoor Ramakrishnan. There are 33 stories. Very interesting and humorous. I always enjoyed reading Malayattor's works. I have read his novels "Aaram Viral" , "Nettor Madhom", "Verukal" and enjoyed all of them. I feel "Yakshi" is his best novel. His memoirs, called "Ormakalude Album" is another good one I have read.

He is one of the few writers in Malayalam who have developed their own styles of writing so that we can make out from a paragraph who wrote it, the other few such writers being Basheer, Karoor, Uroob, SK Pottekkat, UA Khadar, VKN, KL Mohana Varma, Madhavikkutty, M Mukundan and MT. Madhavikkutty and KLM together wrote a novel called "Amavasi" (A junk one) in which we can clearly make out who wrote which part.

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