Friday, February 26, 2016

The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank (Book)

10/100 of #100bookpact

The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank.

This will definitely be one of the best books I have ever written and unbelievably as the world knows - written by a teenager. They are rather her letters precisely dated on which day she has written for almost two years of her life from the age 13 to 15 - hidden behind a book case somewhere in Holland during holocaust.

Also,  this will be one those rare books I actually dreaded to end (Unlike ever in the past) because we all know how its going to end. Its simply superb the way she has written those letters, the way she grows up during the writing, her opinions, happenings everything so very well recorded. At one point I actually wished I could take her out of the book and give her a tight hug and a kiss on her dimpled cheeks - its so rivetingly written. Unfortunately this one was an extended version that I had got and was in great details too.
If you haven't read this yet - you've got to pick up like NOW and read it back to back. Again it was simply unputdownable and I finished it in flat two sittings.
I am going to make this a mandatory read for all the teenagers I know starting with my own daughter in a couple of years. The Diary of a Young Girl

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Pride and Prejudice (Book)

09/100 of #100bookpact Pride and Prejudice
I just finished this one :)
Guess a first Jane Austen book - going to pick up some of her other works too before discarding her for good. Her English is so beyond me anyways but it was a fantastic read. It didn't take me much time to finish this as its written in such a dramatic way that just couldnt help imagining all that on the back of my mind. It was like a movie running on the background where people talk so dramatically to each other. If you have read it - you would precisely know what I mean. And guess thats what kept me going. The high's are tete a tete between Darcy and Lizzy - so much loved their interactions. Do let me know if you recommend anything.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Fountainhead (Book)

Finally! Finished it on third attempt - may be I was too young to pick it up earlier. What an amazing book - as told by so many people that it indeed is a life changing book - no denying that. What a guy "Howard RoarK' turns out to be - the image book makes - it simply refuses to go off my mind. 
Not only Roark - it actually gives you a couple of more very nice characters and their amazing journey to a fantastic end.
The last 150 pages are simply unbelievably engrossing and unputdownable.
If you haven't read this one yet? You've got to pick it up and finish it right away.
One of the best books I ever read and now I am doubly inclined to pick up "Atlas Shrugged" ASAP.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Oath of the Vayuputras (Book)

This guy is seriously awesome writer.
Back to back I finished the last part of Shiva Tirlogy and I am stunned the way he told the whole story.
Simply Superb Stuff.
Had no idea and interest in Indian mythology and now he has got me totally hooked to it.
This is almost the first of the series of books which got me the way it did - I was smiling, laughing, choked and one point of time it indeed my eyes go moist - the way it is narrated is superb.
Once done with this - I have already ordered his version of Ram and read somewhere on internet that as we talk about this - he is writing his own version of Mahabharat smile emoticon
Looking forward to them now.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian (Book)

Book 6/100 ‪#‎100bookpact‬.
Since I saw the movie and wasn't convinced with the character sketches had to pick up the book and read em all back to back. Totally engrossing and fantastic writing (not calling it literature as that would be a crime at best it can be called a b grade soft porn stuff) as it does makes you fall in love with Christian Grey big time. You have sympathy, apathy, love, lust and what not. Who wouldn't want a life like that? Of course not so dark past. Of the four books this one is the best and I believe the movie on this would have made more sense then the earlier parts as this one happens to be written from his angle and his side of story. If you have read and of them - you exactly know what I mean.
So it is good bye “Christian Grey” it was nice knowing you and welcome aboard “Howard Roark” its time to delve into your character (giving it a shot one final time).

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Secret of the Nagas (Book)

I am not into Mythology anyways but since I got my hands on this "Shiva Trilogy" - let me tell you - first its just "Unputdownable". Have finished the second part in a jiffy and I must tell you - its just a mindblowing book guys!! What an amazing writer this guy is - totally engrossing, thirlling and earth shattering story. I had no idea before going thru these books as what awaited me but now I know a lot about Indian mythology (i am sure he has done his research before coming out with his theories and so far no one has shot him down confirming my belief on his books). 
Guess you need to read these to believe me.
I am totally hooked and already looking forward the the final book of the trilogy followed by his fourth book on Lord "Ram".

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Immortals of Meluha (Book)

#‎100bookpact‬. 4/100 so far. 
What an amazing read this one turns out to be. Even when I had no interest in mythology - this one had me hooked to it to the core. What a thrilling read. Finished it in flat two sittings as had to go to office to work and sleep too for couple of hours. Have got the remaining two more to finish the trilogy and just read that the author release one more on "Ram". Wow. Am just hooked to his writing. And I must say. It's a must read for all.The Immortals of Meluha