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Old 13th December 2009, 12:09   #376
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it was an awesome book. Dont worry about the theme. He carried it off perfectly. I will say it is much better than 3 mistakes.
Having finished reading the book, I tend to agree. It's better than 3 mistakes.
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Old 13th December 2009, 16:05   #377
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Sorry for the back to back posts. Forgot to add this in the first instance.

@nims, did you notice the book, 2 States, refers Ek Duje Ke Liye as the story between a north Indian boy and a south Indian girl, where as it is the opposite, in the movie!
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Time for update....

Read SWAY, I too had a dream, Midnight's Children, The case of Bonsai Manager, Built to Last in the last few months.

Currently reading The code book by Simon Singh.


Liked SWAY very much, very easy read and like freakonomics, tipping point and wisdom of crowd, it gives a different perspective (though one sided at times) to human behavior. I was able to relate to many of things said in that book. Definitely a good book.

I too had a dream is an autobiography of Verghese Kurien (one of my revered leaders). I have already read a book about Amul (AMUL INDIA STORY) and this book gave an opportunity to hear about the co-operative movement from horse's mouth. It was definitely an inspiring story. It is very heartening to read that we had politicians and bureaucrats of high integrity and dedication. VK is a man of steely resolve and kind of a man whom you will love or hate. I was overwhelmed reading some of the incidences in the book.

Midnight's Children - nothing more to add about this legendary book. Personally, this was my second attempt. My first try was around 99, I gave up after reading 40 pages as I found it difficult to follow. Forward to 2009, I picked up this book and was scared to give it another try. Started again and thought I have made the mistake again. However after some initial difficulties, things started to fall in place and I was able to follow the story. His mastery of words is amazing. The kind of metaphors he uses is simply out of the world. A terrific journey. Its a lengthy book but was definitely a satisfying experience. His non-linear way of narration is a bit complex for me at times, makes (non-linear style used in )movies like crash, pulp-fiction, snatch look pedestrian in comparison

However, I doubt reading another book in same genre (magical realism).

The case of Bonsai Manager was very refreshing and original. Gopalakrishnan compares management with nature with very interesting stories. Again a very informative book with a number of interesting corporate anecdotes.

Built to Last is an effort to identify the key differentiators between visionary companies and comparison companies, something akin of In Search of Excellence. Again very specific examples are quoted to explain the difference between a companies. For a change, this book was not prescriptive. A good book.

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Old 27th December 2009, 00:55   #379
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Just finished 2 states by chetan bhagat. Enjoyed the book a lot, many similarities to my parents

Great book for a light read, and the stereotypes the families have are hilarious.

Looking forward to his next book!

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I read aboout 1/3rd of "Song of Kali" by Dan Simmons last night. It's a really tight and gripping horror / thriller. One of the best fiction that I've read in a while. Simmon's writing is so good that you actually feel and imagine every little detail quite vividly, which makes the book even more horrifying.

From wht I've read so far, I'd give it 4.5/5.
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Almost completing Stephen King's TommyKnockers.

A powerful story that is very interesting to read. Only grouse is that there are a lot of characters but not all of them are developed fully. Some are very important but then fade away.
But a must read for the King's fans.
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The Blue Nowhere is a must read novel. The author is Jeffrey Deaver. The plot is about a computer hacker who hacks innocent people's PC's, gets their personal data and kills them.
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Old 26th February 2010, 10:01   #383
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I just finished reading 2 States by Chetan Bhagat.

Nice book, you will enjoy more if you know the culture/lifestyle of Tamils& Punjabis.
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I generally try to read authors (Complete works)
1) Frederick Forsyth - Spys, Thrillers
2) Judith McNaught - For the romantic types - Lots in Old English Culture
3) Twilight series by Stephane Meyers - Romatic fantasy
4) Dan Brown - You Know
5) Harry Potter series - Need I say more?
6) Paolo Coelho - Read some, missed some.

Currently Reading "Discover your inner Economist" and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austin

For the guys who like Chetan Bhagat, read : "Of course I Love you"
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Currently reading "The Moor's Last Sigh" by Salman Rushdie.Through with 200ish pages.
My all time fav book is the one and only - "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo.
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I recently read Wilbur Smith's Monsoon. Now that's a swashbuckler adventure. A fantastic read.
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But a must read for the King's fans.
true - this was the book which made me hook to King's books. King is an author I always think thrice before I buy - most of his books are superb, but some are just horrible.

Finished reading Dork by Sidin Vadakkut - and liked it.

Now reading 'Immortality' by Milan Kundera
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My fav book is 'The Odessa File' by Fredrick Forsyth.....its about hunting down a Nazi by a amateur sleuth (a journalist) who loves his Jaguar XK 12OK, more than well his girl.
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These are some that I can think of right now. Love reading but cant find enough time for it these days. Have started reading again thanks to the Locals I use to commute.

1. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
2. The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand.
3. Freedom at Midnight - Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre - A must read
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
5. The Bourne Identity - Robert Ludlum
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