The Two Jungle Books

The Two Jungle Books
Rudyard Kipling
Classic
2 Stars
Epub, 309 Pages

the name is really misleading. There are several short stories about Mowgli and his adventures in the Jungle, but there are just as many short stories about seals, eskimoes, etc, and TONS of stupid ‘songs’ that I really couldn’t enjoy this like I did Kim.

Kim

Kim
Rudyard Kipling
4 Stars
Classic
Epub, 307 Pages

a young boy, son of an irish soldier and wife, is orphaned in India and grows up wild. Meets a holy man and comes to the attention of the British. Goes to the best school and is trained to be a spy. Has adventures with the holy man and the story ends with him at about 17 as he prepares to enter Her Majesties Service. Fantastic. The wording, the pace, the excitement, were all splendid. The sense of India was conveyed very believably. Need to read more of Kipling.

Wow. Not having read this since at least highschool, I was blown away. Kipling has such a way with words that I was enthralled from the get go.