What are you reading?

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codelust

Shyam Somanadh
Since we have asleep and awake threads now (and just a whisker away from the classic 'what are you eating?' thread), I thought I'll cover a slightly more boring topic.

Post the books you are reading, why should your fellow BCMT-ians read or avoid it, format (ebook, deadwood, audio book etc). Language, genre be damned. Bring it on!

Mine, at the moment:

The Complete Adventures of Feluda (vol 1) by Satyajit Ray: Inspired heavily by Sherlock Holmes, but has more in common with The Adventures of Tintin. Since it was written for kids it has a different quality from detective stories written primarily for adults. Written in Bengali, translated to English. Paperback. Must-read.

Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco: I am re-reading this after about 5-years. I do understand it better from that time, but there are vast patches that still zip above my understanding and imagination, but what I do get it is just amazing. Written in Italian, translated to English. Paperback. Must-read, if you like a bit of history and some heavy stuff.
 

shankarmayaa

Aham Brahmasmi
What is that called reading. I have never heard of that term? Anything related to two wheeler. I have heard riding not reading. :grin: :grin:

no offence, but I do not read anything, I am not proudly saying this, but some how, only few books interests me. That few gets changed everytime. :)

Basically, not a reader at all. :)
 

hiambuj

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Staff member
Me too !! Books scare me !! Somehow, was able to manage to top my Engineering long back in 1998 !! No books since then :p
 
I am reading O Jerusalem! It is is a history book by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins that talks about the events and struggles surrounding the creation of Israel.
 

hiambuj

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Staff member
Hope not!
I'd say one must take a peep into Justine and Juliette by the Marquis de Sade!! :grin:
This thread will be puzzling me a lot !! I know nothing about, whats being talked about !!

BTW, I am reading "trekking in Himalayas" by Minakshi Chaudhry !!
 

prem.arora

Active Member
Am reading "Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid" by C.K.Prahlad and yesterday only also started "The White Mughals" by William Dalrymple, and I must say, its a hooker by the start :)

cheers...
 
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