• Title: The Unicorn Expedition and Other Stories
  • Author: Satyajit Ray
  • ISBN: 9780143335849
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Unicorn Expedition and Other Stories Professor Shonku cannot dismiss without proof the possibility that unicorns do exist somewhere on earth In fact Charles Willard a fellow scientist claimed to have actually seen them in Tibet but unfor
    Professor Shonku cannot dismiss without proof the possibility that unicorns do exist somewhere on earth In fact Charles Willard a fellow scientist claimed to have actually seen them in Tibet but unfortunately died shortly afterwards So when Shonku learns that another expedition is starting off for Tibet he jumps at the opportunity to trace Willard s route and find the unProfessor Shonku cannot dismiss without proof the possibility that unicorns do exist somewhere on earth In fact Charles Willard a fellow scientist claimed to have actually seen them in Tibet but unfortunately died shortly afterwards So when Shonku learns that another expedition is starting off for Tibet he jumps at the opportunity to trace Willard s route and find the unicorns Tibet is just one of the exotic places Professor Shonku s exploits take him in this volume of stories In the Sahara Desert he comes face to face with a massive pyramid like structure no one knew of earlier he travels underwater in a submarine with two Japanese scientists to investigate the sudden appearance of deadly red fish that have taken to eating humans in the caves of Bolivia he meets a primitive man who has been painting his dwelling with animal figures and strange mathematical formulae and on a peculiar island which has appeared out of nowhere in the Pacific Ocean horrific plants suck out all his learning from his brain Professor Shonku is at the height of his ingenuity and daring in this collection and thrills and surprises await us around every bend as we follow him on his astonishing adventures.

    One Reply to “The Unicorn Expedition and Other Stories”

    1. I would recommend this book for children, basically it was written for children. I had to consciously expand my imagination to enjoy the book, else the reasoning mind may spoil the fun. I wish I had read his books when I was younger. About the author,it's my first read, liked the forethought and imagination put into it. Good book, for probably a younger crowd. Nonetheless, enjoyable!

    2. Nostalgic !Had read this stories as a kid now growing nostalgic relived the days of Sandesh and Anandamela

    3. This collection of short stories (aimed at children) is one of the most inventive (albeit short) pieces of science fiction I have ever come across.Written in the form of a journal, there is a real sense of narrative momentum that I don't always see in children's literature. The only problem is that some of the stories end too quickly, and searching for english copies in bookstores can be frustrating.

    4. I had very high expectations considering the fact that it was written by the man himself. And also having seen some of his serials (I think it was eons ago when TV in India only meant good old Doordarshan) piqued my interest. But the stories were anything but interesting, each one trying to concentrate more on the surprise element. I tried to see if I had gotten the book from the juvenile section in the library, but apparently it was from adult fiction.

    5. Ray is one of my very favorite filmmakers. He hasn't made it into the DVD era just yet but when he does, watch all you can. His films are textured and funny and heartbreakingly subtle. His short fiction, on the other hand, is tame and a bit bland. Nothing embarassingly awful but nothing superlative either.

    6. One of the best science fiction collection for young readers. For grown ups, a story told by the pages of professor Shonku's diary is worth a read. In my opinion the unicorn expedition is the best story out of the many in the collection.

    7. Loved that book.A great work from Mr Roy.Professor Shanku is a great character by the author of his time. His imagination & creativity knows no limit.A must read book for the science fiction lovers

    8. Delightfully written, this is another book chronicling the daring and definitely-ahead-of-his-time adventures of the eccentric but adorable Professor Shonku. Please read this book. Or else.

    9. A comparatively long one among other adventures of Shonku. Detailed nicely with a lot of facts and a superb mysterious location.

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