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Old 16th December 2005, 15:56   #46
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There is no way this list can be restricted to 5, still I'll try.

Top Fictions
1) Lord of the Rings by JJR Tolkien (all 4 books including the Hobbit)
2) Shogun by James Clavell
3) The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (after reading Zahir I ain't touching one more book of his)
4) Road to Gondalfo & Road to Omaha by Robert Ludlum (just crazy comedies)
5) Earth's Children series by Jean Auel

Philosophy
1) Art of war by Sun Tzu
2) Book of Five Ring (Go Rin No Sho) by Musashi Miyamato
3) Aikido in every day Life by Terry Dobson, Victor Miller
4) I Moved Your Cheese by Darrel Bristow-Bovey
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Old 16th December 2005, 15:56   #47
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Great Topic!! Heres mine :


4. Various biographies by Iacocca, Jack Welch, Sam Walton, Michael Schumacher etc.


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i read a book called driven to the extremes by paul allen... about michael... it was good one. there would be a mention by ross brawn about how schumey drove a go kart in his home town kerpen... it was a nice description... but i dont remember now.

by the way, i am also very much interested in knowing about wal-mart. though i have never been to any store, their scale amazes me. was that book on sam walton good?
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Old 16th December 2005, 16:07   #48
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i read that book recently. pages 396 to 406 were good. there would be a mention about how dell manage their supply chain... it was really amazing.

joz, for quite some time, i have also been reading non fictions.
As much as i would like to finish it at the earliest, work doesn't seem to let me. Been out of b'lore for the last 3 weeks.

I am still at page 150. The perspective put through is brilliant. Always enjoyed Friedman's columns that come in The Hindu.
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Old 16th December 2005, 16:28   #49
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The perspective put through is brilliant. .
ya, i would also agree with you, it also changed my perspective about china. it seems they are also doing some high end stuff.
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Old 16th December 2005, 20:20   #50
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My Top Five:
1. Deception Pt.-Dan Brown
2. Wheels-Arthur Hailey
3. Airport-Arthur Hailey
4. Da Vinci Code-Dan Brown
5. Angels and Demons-Dan Brown
then followed by :
The Firm- John Grisham
The Whole Harry Potter Series-JK Rowling
The Great Train Robbery.........
Runaway Jury-John Grisham
I cant go on any more.....I'll have to start my own web page for this!
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Ok now that more is ok......
ten little indians -Agatha Christie (I think Ive got the name slightly wrong, I read it quite a while ago, and remember being blown away)

Anything to do with jeeves & wooster, or Uncle fred or Galahad - PG Wodehouse
How could you people leave this master of humour out so far? cant beleive I left him out in the first place........

Lord of the rings trilogy - JRR Tolkien

The day of the jackal - Frederick forsyth

The complete molesworth - Willians and Searle
( I recommend this to anyone who wanst to feel nostalgic about their school days. Im still in my school days, and I found this incredibly funny!!)

Malgudi days - RK Narayan
(this book can be described by only one word. beautiful.)

Actually , anything by Narayan.
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Old 16th December 2005, 21:55   #52
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Talking Long time no read...

Well the last book i read was ...
Harry potter and the Half blood prince... (I love harry potter)
Well I love Micheal Crichton <<--- Hope u got the idea with the spelling.
I am into magazines and gathering as much info as i can on automobiles and import car technology so i dont get time to read a book...
If magazines are counted..
I read Modified Mag, word by word....
Hehehe!!!
I know i am pain in, u know where...
Chill out..
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Old 17th December 2005, 01:08   #53
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My god, how did I forget this one:
The Entire Series of Horashio Hornblower by C.S.Forester
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Just finished this one..."SHIFT:Inside Nissan's historic revival"....written by Carlos Ghosn
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Old 17th December 2005, 10:12   #55
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SHIFT:Inside Nissan's historic revival"....written by Carlos Ghosn
Wow, did he finally release an English version of his biography?

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Any ideas where I can get "The world according to Clarkson" here in Bangalore??
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My Top Five:

2. Wheels-Arthur Hailey
3. Airport-Arthur Hailey

I cant go on any more.....I'll have to start my own web page for this!
hey sid, i am also a great fan of arthur hailey. apart from two you have mentioned above, i liked strong medicine and hotel very much. if you havent read yet, please do.

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I cant believe there are no fans of Hihtch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy!!! But then, no one has mentioned Catch 22 either, though H2G2 is far more hilarious than C22.
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I cant believe there are no fans of Hihtch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy!!! But then, no one has mentioned Catch 22 either, though H2G2 is far more hilarious than C22.
sorry, i havent hear of h2g2 before. can you please throw some light about this book.
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Thumbs up H2g2

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sorry, i havent hear of h2g2 before. can you please throw some light about this book.
It was originally a radio comedy series on BBC. Then it became a book (with various versions). And very recently, a movie. Here is an extract from wikipedia:

"Although the various versions follow the same basic plot, they are in many places mutually contradictory, as Adams rewrote the story substantially for each new adaptation. In all versions, the series follows the adventures of Arthur Dent, a hapless Englishman who escapes the destruction of Earth by an alien race called the Vogons with his friend Ford Prefect, an alien from a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse and researcher for the eponymous guide. Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ford's semi-cousin and part-time Galactic President, unknowingly saves the pair from certain death. He brings them aboard his stolen spaceship, the Heart of Gold, whose crew rounds out the main cast of characters: Marvin the Paranoid Android (a severely depressed robot), and Trillian, a woman known by Arthur as the only other surviving human being. After this, the characters get involved in a quest to find the legendary planet of Magrathea and the Question to the Ultimate Answer."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

My most favourite character is Marvin the Paranoid Android. He is a robot, who isnt really paranoid, but is manically depressed and bored. Here is a quote from him:
"I got very bored and depressed, so I went and plugged myself into [the ship]'s external computer feed. I talked to the computer at great length, and explained my view of the universe to it, " said Marvin.

"And what happened?" pressed Ford.

"It committed suicide," said Marvin

Try reading the Trilogy In 4 Parts version of H2G2. No one can read this book with a straight face (except for Marvin, maybe).

Cheers
Amitoj
PS: Wasnt there a Zaphod or Zaphod Beeblebrox registered on the forum??

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