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Old 27th February 2011, 14:06   #451
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Just finished reading Full Dark No Stars by one of the greatest storytellers of this era, Stephen King. The book is a compilation of four short stories that take you on a forceful trip through the darkest areas of human behaviour. Many places go so dark that you will find it hard to continue and yet you wont be able to put the book down.
Damned if you do, damned if you dont.
Dont skip the afterword by King. You will not know what short stories are all about if you skip it.

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Old 27th February 2011, 16:51   #452
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Presently reading Bapu's The Story of my experiments with truth. No disrespect to him, but the book hasn't impressed me, yet.
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Just finished reading The Streetlawyer, by John Grisham, didn't impress me as much as his other books that I've read.
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Old 19th March 2011, 10:06   #454
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Anyone know of good 2nd hand book shops in the eastern suburbs - mulund, bhandup etc? I am looking for all kinds of books - mathematics books, books on bridge etc.
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Just finished "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown. Its ok. Somehow I dont like the end of his novels. It feels like the fizz is out by the time it finishes. Its sometimes stretched unnecessarily. "Da Vinci Code" was better.
Just finished reading the Lost Symbol. The books is frustratingly long and the last half has been unnecessarily stretched. I agree that DaVinci Code was much better.
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Now reading 'Super Freakonomics', a sequel to the bestselling 'Freakonomics' by Steven Lewitt & Stephen Dubner.

Its an economic and statistical approach to problems usually not covered by economists.
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Has anyone read the Autobiography of Sidney Poitier? Its called: The Measure of a Man". Brilliant I must say. In fact there is also an audio book available, which he himself has narrated!
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Old 20th March 2011, 18:37   #458
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Books that I am reading :

1. Heart of darkness - Joseph Conrad

2. Faultlines - Raghuram Rajan

3. The riddle of the sands - Erskine Childers

Finished reading the Millennium trilogy by Stieg Larsson and Dead like you by Peter James recently.

Regards, drive safe
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Just Finished - Only time will tell

Difficult to list just 5 books but still

1. The Client - John Grisham
2. Airframe - Michael Crichton
3. The Prophecy - Chris Kuzneski
4. Airport - Arthur Hailey
5. Congo - Michael Crichton
6. Skipping Christmas - John Grisham

But there would be atleast 20 titles which I like to put up here and I am sure if I am to jott down this list two days down the line , the contents could be different.
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Now reading 'Super Freakonomics', a sequel to the bestselling 'Freakonomics' by Steven Lewitt & Stephen Dubner.
Liked the first one so got the second one too, haven't yet got around to completing it yet. Currently reading an Ian Rankin novel (his usual Inspector Rebus series), Tooth & Nail.
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The Emperor's New Mind by Roger Penrose.

I must add this is very heavy reading, and not many survive even 100 pages!
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Finished Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson and now started Fooled by Randomness.
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Open by Andre Agassi.

Admittedly ghost written. But nonetheless excellent. Very very gripping tale, of man driven first by father, then by circumstances, and lastly by an unfailing determination to do justice to his talents. Heartily recommended.

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Presently reading Bapu's The Story of my experiments with truth. No disrespect to him, but the book hasn't impressed me, yet.
It isn't. But Gandhiji was never an inspiring writer/speaker. He really nailed it in the 'leading by example' though. I thought the book was a great primer on the way he thought.

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I am turning the last pages of RSS ki Sajish 26/11 (RSS conspiracy of 26/11) by Aziz Burney.

Nothing new to the people (not sheeple) in India. Personally, I feel Dr. Vijay Prashad and Webster Griffin Tarpley who have written books and articles tangent to the subject have done a better job.
Exerpts of which after finding can be found here:

YouTube: watch?v=-daVvSJpEo8
and Hindutva And Israel : The Terror Connection | Sikh Archives

Burney also subtly points out how the intent of destabilization of central Asia was foiled when people of India (again not sheeple) voted against the trap.

Everything starts falling in place after OBL was 'found' in Pak, and Pak nukes are not safe all of a sudden and David Headley's 'shocking' revealations to the world to prove that Pak is dangerous. Steven Spielburg, you are dust in front of this.
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The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver. Loved it; you should read if you are into IT
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