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Old 4th September 2006, 10:59   #151
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Currently reading...
1. 'The World is Flat' by Thomas L. Friedman
2. 'Krishnegowdana Aane' by Poornachandra Tejaswi
3. Harry potter ...Nth time revision ;-)
4. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig-- never manage to complete it no matter how many times I start.
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Old 4th September 2006, 11:06   #152
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Wilbur Smith , James clavell....tom clancy.etc etc...would be my favourites...currently reading...nuthign actaully.... too busy with work...
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Old 4th September 2006, 14:52   #153
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godfather - mario puzo
Illusions- Richard Bach
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance - Robert Pirsig
Fountain head -Ayn Rand
Calvin and Hobbes :-))) Read all books a zillion times
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Old 7th September 2006, 12:18   #154
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Believe it or not..got hold of ROMMELS PAPERS... an original edition autographed by Mrs.Erwin Rommel herself..... mindblowing stuff...a hand written account of Rommels campaigns during WWII

For those who have never heard of Rommel:::: one of Adolfs Hitlers best generals who became famous during the African campaign during WWII...

And for those who have never heard of Adolf Hitler... I have nuthing more to say!!!
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Old 8th September 2006, 15:02   #155
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Default Decline and Fall - a history tome

Currently trying to read this book - Decline and fall of the Roman empire - fat history book - got influenced into reading it by reading the asimov foundation series this year - which would rank in my top 5 ( fiction) - albeit all 5 as a series really together
Top 5 would be
1)Siddartha - Herman Hesse - one of the books that gave me a real perspective on life
2) Foundation series - Asimov
3) A confederacy of dunces- Pat Kennedy o Toole - one of the funniest books
4) Hitchikers guide to the galaxy - the series
5) The Mahabharata ( including the GITA)

Read a lot of non-fiction too but none of them is a favorite - useful, interesting but not fun - if u know what I mean
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Old 8th September 2006, 16:23   #156
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stopped reading books offlate. but when i was reading (5-6 years ago), i have read a lot of michael crichton, jeffrey archer, sidney sheldon, chase, tom sharpe, wodehouse etc

but wodehouse was the best of all. ever since i started reading wodehouse, i simply lost interest in other books. tom sharpe is another fantastic writer, whose books along with wodehouse i have continued to read still.


but the best fiction of all was Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mithcell. have read it only once & it stays in the mind forever.
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Old 11th September 2006, 23:09   #157
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1. overdrive
2. autocar
3. motoring
4. school books
5. da vinci code


as for now i am reading auto india...
what can i say i am a car freak!!
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Old 12th September 2006, 14:16   #158
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Hi,

My fav 5 are:
1. To kill a mockingbird (Lee)
2. Of human bondage (S. Maugham)
3. LOTR trilogy
4. Liar's Poker
5. Harry Potter series

Not to mention all the wall street scam books

Infact, loads of other favs also but just couldnt decide. Currently going through:
1. "Keys to Kingdom" (Biography of Micheal Eisner)
2. The google Story
3. Complete Works of S.Holmes
4. Emperor's new mind
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Old 12th September 2006, 17:12   #159
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Hi Guys

Great Thread

All time great:The Kite Runner

Rest in no particular order:
- White Mughals
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- The Alchemist
- The Memory Keeper's Daughter
- The Godfather
- Malgudi Days
- Hoot
- Life of PI

Current read: Train to Pakistan

Keep flooring
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My top 5;

1. Ken Follett - Pillars of the Earth - A 1000 page real epic of a novel

2. Jeffery Archer - Kane and Able - nobody writes about relationships like Archer does

3. Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist - Wisdom at its best!

4. Dan Brown - Da Vinci Code - The perfect masala novel...has a bit of everything

5. Robert Ludlum - The Road to Omaha - Most people think of Ludlum as an action/thriller writer but he has written two of the funniest books that i've ever read - 'The road to Gandolfo' and its sequel 'The road to Omaha'

Am currently reading Archer's latest book of short stories - Cat O' Nine Tales
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Old 21st September 2006, 20:54   #161
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All time great:The Kite Runner
I am currently reading it and man... this is storytelling at its finest... You are there and can feel things happening around u. Brilliant book!
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Old 22nd September 2006, 19:08   #162
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1. Sicilian - Mario Puzo

2. GodFather - Mario Puzo

3. Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

4. Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling

5. Sambhaji

Currently reading - Bartimaeus Triology / Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance / DaVinci Notebooks / What Ho! PG Wodehouse / etc.
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I am currently reading it and man... this is storytelling at its finest... You are there and can feel things happening around u. Brilliant book!
Couldn't agree with you more... I havn't been able to put down a book like that since the 1st time I discovered enid blyton at age 7. Was reading the Kite Runner to and from class, during class(under my desk) till I completed it. And was sad that it came to an end. Enjoy it while it lasts buddy
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Old 25th September 2006, 16:12   #164
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Huge fan of James Clavell, Wilbur Smith, Archer, Dan Browne, Tom Clancy (for pure mindless entertainment). Have built up a collection now that fills 3 whole wardrobes at home.

Another book I enjoyed was Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts.....easy read, but comes across as hyperbolic in some parts....good read though.

All time favorites are James Clavell's Noble House series and Wilbur Smith's Courteney and Ballantyne series.
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Old 21st December 2006, 19:55   #165
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My list, its not limited to this but just writting the books that I can remember right now

Fountain Head - Ayn Rand
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
Shadow of the wind - Carlos Luis Zaffon
The thorn birds - Colleen McCullough
The Great train robbery - Michael Crichton
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