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Old 20th August 2008, 12:28   #271
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Im currently reading 'Devil May care" by Sebastian Faulks..Its a James Bond novel written in Ian Fleming style.
Not to forget,the novel features and describes many vintage cars in the story including a Sunbeam Alpine.
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Old 20th August 2008, 12:33   #272
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1) The Odessa File - Frederick Forsyth
2) Not a penny more, Not a penny less -Jeffery Archer
3) The Class - Eric Segal
4) Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
5) The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

Presently reading Poject Management - Harold Kerzner. Boring, isn't it?
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Old 21st August 2008, 16:56   #273
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Does anyone read PG Wodehouse? Love it and even though the stories are pretty similar to each other the humor is outstanding.
Sure! Wodehouse is the original Lord of Humour. How I`ve always thought of leading a life like Wooster!
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Old 21st August 2008, 17:07   #274
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Currently re-reading The Secret - Rhonda Byrne and in between trying to finish of Chicken Soul for the Indian Soul.
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Old 23rd August 2008, 19:22   #275
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I was recently going thru Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses for the 3rd time in 8mths.And could not understand it again.
I guess i'm in the "less than 50-club" now.

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Where in heavens name did you find that book. And where can we lay our hands on that one? *glancing left and right furtively*

Hmmm..my favourite books in Rohan's List of Five are:
1) Catcher In The Rye
2) Catch-22
3) English, August
4) Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (All 6 parts of it)
5) Collected Short Stories by Roald Dahl
5) Persepolis
5) Sherlock Holmes

And I love Pearls Before Swine, cracks me up no end!!
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Where in heavens name did you find that book. And where can we lay our hands on that one? *glancing left and right furtively*
I think that book is banned in India so I doubt you'll find it for sale in any known bookstore.

If you're out of India, you can find it on Amazon, and also in Borders and Barnes & Noble books stores.

Check eBay.
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My set of top 3 books:
  1. The Godfather - Mario Puzo.
  2. The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth.
  3. Perry Mason series - Erle Stanley Gardner.
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Old 27th October 2008, 18:28   #278
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Books that worked for me

1) Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
2) English August - Upmanyu Chatterjee
3) Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Trilogy in 4 parts! - Douglas Adams
4) The Golden Gate - Vikram Seth
5) Age of Reason - Jean Paul Sartre
5) Love & Longing in Bombay - Vikram Chandra

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Not in any particular order and the list might change if I had to write it tomorrow. The list includes only non-fiction and of course excludes the Bengali classics

1. The Autobiography of Henry Ford
2. The Greatest: My Own Story - Md Ali
3. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle - Dervla Murphy (she is a woman and did this alone)
4. A Brief History of Financial Euphoria - John Kenneth Galbraith
5. Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith
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Any feedback on The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen..... is it worth reading?
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Depends on your taste. I think foreigners with a more than casual interest in India (and their number is growing by the day) find it more interesting than Indians themselves. I couldn't go beyond a few chapters. Very erudite though. I mean the author's scholarship comes through in every page.

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I couldn't go beyond a few chapters. Very erudite though. I mean the author's scholarship comes through in every page.
Currently reading it and agree with your view. It takes some effort to read the book, but has a interesting point of view.

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my favourites are
1.The rise and fall of third reich
2.Stalin:biography by richard sardowsky
3.The last moghul
4.3 mistakes of my life - chetan bhagat
5.Area 7 - Mathew reiley
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Very difficult to chose the top five!

The books I'm presently reading are:

1.Guests of the Ayatollah, The Iranian Hostage Crisis
2. Iwoz - Autobiography of Steve Wozniak.
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Default Lee Iacocca- An Autobiography

Lee Iacocca is a marketing man. He made history by turning around Chrysler Corporation in the early 1980's.His autobiography gives an insight into the murky world of automobile company boardroom games and wars. His strained relationship with Henry Ford II due to which he quit Ford Motors in the 1970's, after conceptualizing and making the Ford Mustang (since 1965) a best seller , reveals many unknown facts about the auto companies boardroom.
In fact nearly 25 years after this book was on the best sellers list, the crisis the BIG 3 of the US (no longer big three to the world as Toyota is among the big three) are facing today in 2008, harp around almost similar problems that Chrysler Motors faced in the mid to late 1970's.
The Ford Pinto was launched and was built from the early to mid 1970's.The book does not incidentally discuss the Pinto, which was a flop. Iacocca quit Ford Motors on 25th July 1978 as its President.
My bookworm friends here may please read this autobiography.

I also sighted Lee Iacocca's website : Lee Iacocca
He has written another book lately which is not automobile related:
WHERE HAVE ALL THE LEADERS GONE?
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