Wednesday, September 13, 2006

All you wanted to know about books ...

...... and then wondered why?

The title is self-explanatory. I have been tagged by our resident gushy parent. I am sure the world looks just like Calvin & Hobbes' very last panel to him just now.

Later on he would notice that this singular feeling is caused simply by sleep deprivation. Ecstasy and cocaine are said to have the same effects, but then what would I know?

And no, I am not trying to be more cynical than I actually am. It’s only that reality has a habit of creeping up on you when you least expect. Maybe, tomorrow.

Anyways, here it is. I am sure millions would be just dying to know this.

One Book That Changed Your Life

Catch-22. Before reading this, I used to think only I find the world warped. After going through this, I realized its more warped than I thought.

The Book You Have Read More Than Once

The entire “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George RR Martin. Albeit, encouraged by the fact that countless maniacs at the Westeros forum were doing the same. It was worth it. Firstly, I figured out a lot of things which I missed on the first read. And more importantly, it reinforced my belief that, Martin is simply the best pure fantasy writer, ever.

The Book You Would Want On A Desert Island

The complete Asterix collection, which I threaten to buy at every Crosswords sale. However, only end up buying such important and character building specimens as, ABC with Animals, Shapes and Colours, 32 vegetables/vehicles/fruits/birds etc. See how serious I am about parenting?

One Book That Made You Laugh

Practically all of Terry Pratchett. Mostly his Night Watch / Death books.

One Book That Made You Cry

Mammaries of the Welfare State. Why oh why, Mr. Chatterjee?

One Book That You Wish You Had Written

Mahabharat. All those pre-marital and post-marital affairs and kinky sex, mmmm. Some experiential learning would have also helped quite significantly.

One Book You Wish Had Never Been Written

The autobiography of Natwar Singh. I mean, who cares?

What? That has not been written till now? I am sure its on the cards.

One Book You Are Currently Reading

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Yeah, somehow never managed to till now.

One Book You Have Been Meaning To Read

The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay. The guy comes heavily recommended.

For those who are with me till now and have not died of boredom, here are the goodies ... two free sites for reading SFF stories on the net.

Baen's Free Library

Free Speculative Fiction Database

1 comment:

Dipta Chaudhuri said...

I am very impressed. You actually reproduced our SMS exchanges in the post!

And the gushing ended with the night-outs! Nowadays, we have christened the kid Osama and looking for people who will adopt him...

BTW, have you heard that new bloke called Hurakami? Quite good!