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|5th November 2004, 16:10||#31|
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Am i too late to post my two pennies here?? I love to read as well.
Many favourite authors for many different reasons.
I like Jeffrey Archer, Sidney Sheldon etc for the ease of reading and a good time pass.
Salman Rushdie coz he has a beautiful writing style.
Terry Pratchett and Doug Adams for hilarious novels.
Khalil Gibran to seek comfort.
The list can go on and on.
And not to forget, the best is Bill Waterson for giving us Calvin and Hobbes.
|16th December 2005, 13:40||#32|
your top 5 books and what are you reading now
hello bhpians, let me know the best books that you have read ... .be it fiction or biography or any topic. hope we will have good list and may be used for future reading.
1. Gun, germs and steel by jared diamond
2. Fortune at the bottom of the pyramid by c.k.prahalad
3. all books by arthur hailey
4. 7 habits of highly effective people by stephen covey
5. understanding exposure by bryan peterson.
i am now currently reading Toyota way.
|16th December 2005, 14:00||#33|
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here goes mine:
1. The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
2. HithchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
3. The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie, tied with Moor's Last Sigh here.
4. 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
5. The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
Apart from above, love all of Terry Pratchett's works. Recently finished reading 5 Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. A very interesting reading for people like me who brought up the rear when it came to grades in engineering
Currently reading Eyeless In Gaza by Aldous Huxley.
|16th December 2005, 14:01||#34|
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In no particular order
All things bright and beautiful (and the other 3 parts of omnibus) - James Herriot
My family and other animals - Gerald Durrell (and any other book by him )
The world of nagaraj - RK Narayan
The fourth protocol - Frederick Forsyth
angels and demons - Dan Brown
damn I wanna include more, I just love books........
|16th December 2005, 14:12||#35|
|16th December 2005, 14:13||#36|
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Great Topic!! Heres mine :
1. Leading the revolution - Gary Hamel
2. Art of War - Sun Tzu
3. 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey - Spot on Tifosi!
4. Various biographies by Iacocca, Jack Welch, Sam Walton, Michael Schumacher etc.
5. The Polyester Prince - Hamish McDonald (On Dhirubhai Ambani)
6. Assorted Collection by Dale Carnegie
7. Forever the Faith - Cyrus Merchant
8. Assorted collection on Jainism. By various spiritual leaders and Jain preachers.
Sorry but it was too difficult to restrict to 5
|16th December 2005, 14:16||#37|
let me try to consolidate...
guys, please do it in the following order. once we have a big list, let me try to consolidate.
name of the book, author,topic, short description.
Last edited by tifosikrishna : 16th December 2005 at 14:22.
|16th December 2005, 14:24||#38|
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1. The Prophet - Khalil Gibran
2. Notes to Myself - Hugh Prather
3. Anything and everything by Alistair Mclean
4. A matter of honour - Jeffry Archer
5. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
|16th December 2005, 14:26||#39|
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Glad to know u also like it, Mohit. The book is deceptively small for the amount of impact it carries.
|16th December 2005, 14:49||#41|
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I am a sciene fiction/Fantasy buff.
So my favs are Simoquin prophesies - Gameworld triology part 1(Samit Basu), Nights Dawn triology(Peter F Hamilton), Pandora's Star(Peter F Hamilton), Stephen Kings books(Stand, Dark tower series etc.,), LOTR and Harry potter.
Apart from that I liked the Barthimaeus Triology, Eragon and Eldest by paulini.
"The Manticore's secret - Gameworld Triology part II). Infact the copy I got from the book launch and also got it sighned by the author!
|16th December 2005, 15:15||#42|
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Nice topic indeed.
Its difficult to say which 5 or more books though..
All travelogues by Pu. La. Deshpande (they are in Marathi btw but other Maharashtrians will understand the fantastic humour and observation of this great man, alas he is no more)
Robert Ludlum (I read all his books even though they are complicated, weird and even boring I still keep on doing it!) - The Bourne Identity is a fav
Enzo Ferrari - A biography - Richard Williams
great insight into the old man's life
I am a buff of WW I and WW II hence I like most books on those topics.
Jack Higgins - An eagle has landed.
John Grisham - The Runaway Jury
Jeffrey Archer - short story collections
Currently I have plenty of new books (bought) but not yet completed reading -
Mexico-parva - a travelogue by Meena Prabhu
Dude, where's my country? - Michael Moore
Robert Ludlum - The sigma protocol
|16th December 2005, 15:18||#43|
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heading my list would be " da davinci code" by dan brown..to follow up the rest would be a difficult proposition but i do make it a point to read books by jeffrey arhcer,sidney sheldon,dan brown,clive cussler and ya the harry potter series..
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|16th December 2005, 15:41||#44|
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Usually stick to non ficiton. Auto biographies of guys like Lee Iacoca is my favourite.
Currently reaing "The World is Flat - by Thomas Friedman".
|16th December 2005, 15:51||#45|
joz, for quite some time, i have also been reading non fictions.
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