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Old 17th December 2005, 13:41   #61
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thanks amitoj, i will add it to my list. two guys have suggested "the prophet" by khalil gibran. i have marked that too for my future reading.

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

Actually , anything by Narayan.

do you read tamil books? if yes, i would suggest "srirangathu devadaigal" by sujatha. its a kind of memoir of his childhood days in srirangam near trichy. its a good one. something on the lines of malgudi days...

this book made me nostalgic about my childhood.

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Old 17th December 2005, 14:17   #63
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thanks amitoj, i will add it to my list. two guys have suggested "the prophet" by khalil gibran. i have marked that too for my future reading.

krishna.
You are most welcome Krishna. As for Prophet, its more than a must read. The Prophet is the book i often go back to, whenever things get a bit too hard to take. When people tell me that its almost impossible to get me angry, i attribute it to this book. I guess now i have revealed the secret behind my "harmless as a sheep" character

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Old 17th December 2005, 14:24   #64
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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.
Hi there Amitoj

Am a Catch22 fan, too. I didnt really get involved with reading H2G2, but then perhaps I need a re-read.

Noticed that you seem to go for the Gibrans and Neitzches of the world...perhaps that explains the sheep's clothng part.
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Good topic. Deserves a place in best collection.

- You can win. Shiv Khera : One of the most simplest and effective writing i have read.
- Seven habits of highly effective people. Stephen R Covey.
- One minute manager : A very short and a amazing read. I strongly recommend.
- Wings of Fire : Dr. APJ Kalam. An autobiography and journey of the of a man who rose to heights from a small village. His passion /vision for the country makes this one a definite read for every Indian.
- Mein Kampf : Adolf Hitler (still reading). Just gone through first 100 pages, gives you an insight of an otherwise brilliant mind which went wrong.

Besides, i am also a fan of short stories of Sherlock Holmes.

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Old 19th December 2005, 10:33   #66
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In no particular order

Fiction
Fist of God - Fedrick Fosyth (all of his books), Perry Mason series, LOTR trilogy, Harry Potter, Bourne Identity (The other Ludlum books are pretty much like masala films), Time line - Michael Crichton, Winter's Heart (Not done with the seires still), Stephen King's...

Being a techie has its own perks too. I have loads of books in text format that I read while working. Those books that I like, I buy. Have a pretty big collection of books from Tintin, Aestrix and tinkle to Salman Rushdie and Hitchkikers guide to...

Not a big fan of non-fiction stuff. I believe I am not old enough to read serious non-fiction stuff though I read the ocassional biographies.
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Am a Catch22 fan, too. I didnt really get involved with reading H2G2, but then perhaps I need a re-read.
This happened 12-13 years back, one colleague challenged that nobody can read more than 25 pages of Catch 22, it was supposedly too nutty. I managed to read 100 pages and won the bet, but I didn't go beyond those 100 pages, may be I was not ready for it then.
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While trying to pick a book for my wife, I browsed through Strand Books for about 20 minutes undecided and finally took advice from the store assistant and picked up Catch 22. She didn't read beyond 10 pages. I am yet to try it.

Any reviews on 'Fire Down Below' - a book on Micheal Doohan. Always wanted to read this as I liked that guy a lot.

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This happened 12-13 years back, one colleague challenged that nobody can read more than 25 pages of Catch 22.
i too have a copy of catch22 with me. read the first 15 pages and have never laid my hands on it again...
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Noticed that you seem to go for the Gibrans and Neitzches of the world...
Well, Neitzcshe and Sartre etc seemed to wound up to me whereas Gibran's simplicity completely blew me away.
By the way, if anyone wants to read The Prophet online, here is the link:
The Prophet

Oh and another author that i like (dunno how i could forget him) is Kurt Vonnegut. Best dark satire i have ever read.

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Damn how could I Forget??

THE GODFATHER- MARIO PUZO
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Currently reading "Maximum City - Bombay Lost and Found" : All about the city of Bombay and it people. Just started reading.

Favs: Godfather, Kane and Abel, Fist of God... actually a lot of them.

One really good book is "The old man and the sea" - Ernest Hemmingway - A true classic. Nothing in the subject per se, but amazing writing.
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Here's my list of favorites:

Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell

To kill a mocking bird - Harper Lee

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie

Animal Farm - George Orwell

1984 - George Orwell

No Comebacks - Fredrick Forsythe

Runaway Jury - John Grisham

The Prophet - Gibran

5 point someone - Chetan Bhagat

Short Stories by Roald Dahl and Saki

All the books that P.G. Wodehouse has written

All books written by R.K Narayanan

Some of the books by James Hadley Chase

Actually there are so many...
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Old 20th December 2005, 12:22   #74
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My recent reads:
1. Deception Point - Dan Brown
2. Overload - Hailey
3. Ramayana - Rajagopalachari
4. Timeline - Crichton

Favorite reads:

- Anything by Wodehouse (but more from the Blandings and Wooster series please)
- Quite a few books by Crichton are eminent reads
- Nothing by Grisham has impressed me so far

Upcoming reads:
1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Old 20th December 2005, 12:32   #75
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hey, we have quite a few liking wodehouse fans as well...
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