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Searched for something familiar, but got nothing, anyone out there who reads post your favourite books and genres and possibly a review or any comments on the particular book.

Favourite Genre: Non-Fiction/Adventure

Recently read: The Beach (Alex Garland) & Shanataram (Gregory David Roberts)

The Beach was an awesome book...brilliant writing style and an amazing tale, 4/5 althought I did'nt like the movie adaptation so much.

Shantaram..5/5 man, this book is a classic. Ca'nt wait to see what Mira Nair does with the movie :blink:

Edited by AmeyC, 05 September 2007 - 11:54 AM.

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Nice Thread Idea. Cheers Amey !!

Currently Reading
1) Shantaram (Non-fiction) (supposedly)
(some portions leave me incredulous. I dont think that all sections of the book are true.)

2) Blink (Non Fiction)
A nice book about the power of making split second decisions

3) The Children of Hurin (Fiction)
J.R.R. Tolkien's last book, recently finished by his grandson.
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how do u guys find time to .... go to work / college, game, read books, be online and take bath every day???? :blink:

Edited by reaper, 05 September 2007 - 12:18 PM.

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Cheers MT :blink:

Currently reading The Inheritance of Loss by Kiram Desai...Shantaram is'nt completely non-fictious, some parts of it are fiction i'll give you an example...in reality there is'nt any karla...she's fictious, there are more things but I dont want to ruin the book for you :giggle: I met Gregory a couple of months ago, really nice guy...

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how do u guys find time to .... go to work / college, game, read books, be online and take bath every day???? :hi2:


Skip the bath, read on the loo.

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Im a huge Stephen King fan.
Right now im reading Liseys Story by King.

Last couple of books that i read were White Line Fever which is Lemmy Kilmister's biography of sorts
and Cell by Stephen King
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Hows Cell?

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cool, nice to see some bookworms here.

Last book i read was "Catcher in the rye". Heard a lot about this book, it didnt disappoint me entirely. But the book is way too pessimistic.

The last non-fiction I read was "Who moved my cheese". Its a very good book and a must for ppl who are working.

Some of my fav authors:
1. John Grisham
2. James Hadley chase
3. Arthur Hailey
4. Sidney Sheldon

I read a lot of fiction as well. Too many favs to list them. But most of the books by the above authors I like the most.

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Well its typical King. It is highly entertaining and an absolute page turner.
Although it may not be as brilliant as some of his other books, i thoroughly enjoyed it.

Its like a zombie apocalypse story caused by cell phones and it does get pretty brutal in parts.
I would absoutely recommend it
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Cool. Will take up your recommendation.

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A Brief History of Time (Hawking)- A must read for people who want to read about physics and cosmology.

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Black Hawk Down By Mark Bowden....A-W-E-S-O-M-E.
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not much of a reader!! the last books i have read was ages ago.... when i was a kid.....

the treasure island
and the famous five series - enid blyton...... :sign_omg:

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I like reading Non-fiction and Occult books and smtimes mgmt books ( basically for case study )...

Currently reading Global Marketing, a Business World magazine publication!

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IM a huge jeffrey archer fan n som books of sidney sheldon arnet bad...........shall we tell the president, a matter of honour, false impression,kane and abel,eleventh commandment GAWD that mans a genius according to me
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^^ I liked his "The fourth estate". Really awesome book. But if you look closely at the plot, the basic storyline is similar to Kane and Abel.

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in the fiction genre the work by "james herbert" and "dan brown" is simply addictive.
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+1 to that man aman, dan brown is simply classic :P

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Anyone know where I can get The Buddha and the Terrorist in Delhi??

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan, currently reading 'Bonehunters' by Steve Erikson.
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anybody read "who moved my cheese" by Spencer Johnson ? Its a must read, it has been a real eye-opener for me, very much applicable to the current Indian workforce !

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^^ Yeah it is.

Anyway I've started with Stephen King's The Stand this week, the extended edition. It's about 1200+ pages so it's gonna take a while!

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stephen king :majesty:

btw, does anybody know - "the shawshank redemption" movie was based on a stephen king's novella - "rita hayworth and the shawshank redemption" !

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Nice Thread Idea. Cheers Amey !!

Currently Reading
1) Shantaram (Non-fiction) (supposedly)
(some portions leave me incredulous. I dont think that all sections of the book are true.)

2) Blink (Non Fiction)
A nice book about the power of making split second decisions

3) The Children of Hurin (Fiction)
J.R.R. Tolkien's last book, recently finished by his grandson.



i finsihed shantaram in feb...it is a ficionalized version of david's life....
currently reading....
half of a yellow sun
recently finished....
the reluctant fundamentalist by mohsin hamid....
a thousand splendid suns by khaled hosseini....
teh inscrutable american by anurag mathur.....
above average by amitabha baghci
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@ vinit...dark tower was prty awesome man..
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guys has anyone read the wheel of time series by robert jordan....its my fav fantasy series(better thn sh*t potter)..its 12 books and each is 1000 pages wid small print...
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r u really 15???

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A Brief History of Time (Hawking)- A must read for people who want to read about physics and cosmology.

dude how did u f**ckin understand wat he means...i hav been readin tht book for 3 years and still not fully understood it..
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@ xeno...why do u doubt me..ask mt ..he's seen me..
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