Overall, it was a good beginning to my Tamil fiction reading; would have cherished the novel had I read it 10 years back.
Monday, July 04, 2011
Just completed reading my first Tamil novel "Ponniyin Selvan". It was a good read with good characterizations but without any significant central theme or noteworthy philosophy. At the end of the 3 month duration of reading the 2000+ page novel, I am definitely not disappointed. I am getting a sense of contentment which I normally feel after watching a good masala Tamil movie: sans logic at many and important places.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
With gift coupons worth INR 5000 that can be used only for buying books, I have been actively searching for building my personal collection of books which I can keep in my 'library'. In this quest, I have been looking at multiple lists - here are some, in no particular order:
- Modern Library Top 100 Fiction and Non-Fiction
- BBC - The Big Read: Top 100
- TIME - All time 100 novels
- Telegraph - 110 best books: The perfect library
- "Out of my comfort zone" by Steve Waugh
- "Watchmen" by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
- "Beyond the blues" by Aakash Chopra
- "How chess imitates life" by Garry Kasparov
- "On the interpretation of dreams" by Sigmund Freud
- "Plato and Platypus walk into a bar" by Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein