9th October 2005, 05:04 AM
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Something strange in my experience reading Adrian Mole. I read the books while I was visiting Madras. They were so funny that I laughed loud several times and once fell off my chair.
Several months later, when I visited the same books in Canada, they did not appear funny.
Is it something to do with India and the British?
9th October 2005 05:04 AM
13th October 2005, 03:33 PM
Memoirs of a Geisha is one gripping novel.
As the story progressed to highlight little Chiyo's journey towards becoming a geisha, I could not help but to think that the protoganist was a real person.
So much so I had tried to look up for the poster of Mameha.
Well, that simply means the author has met his objective.
The title is afterall, aptly named a memoir...
Kudos to Arthur Golden!
Arthur Golden Q&A
Click on this link only if you have read the book
14th October 2005, 04:59 AM
Yes AR! Agreed, Memoirs of a Geisha is simply a superb novel. I too had this feeling that it was real...... ..
16th October 2005, 05:58 AM
my sentiments exactly i almost wish that there was no author's note at the end.
18th October 2005, 11:57 PM
Just wondering of anyone here has read Nicholas Evan's "The Divide" or the "Horse Whisperer"...
If anyone has, can u post a short review of these books for me..
Thanks in advance..
19th October 2005, 10:37 AM
I read a book called "The Goal". This is a management novel.. really nice. The plant manager faces problem in his plant, and he gets a memo from his higher authority saying ... that the plant is going to close down if he fails to show improve productivity within 3 months.
so how the plant manager increases the productivity of his plant within 3 months is the story.
People those who handle inventory can try this ...
Sarva dharman parithyajya mamekam sharanam vraja, aham thva sarvapapebhyo mokshayishyami ma suchaha
19th October 2005, 05:56 PM
Currently reading "The rough guide to Pregnancy and birth" by Kaz Cooke. Found this book when I was looking to buy a book for my pregnant sis-in-law! I would definetly recommend this book for all would be mothers The book goes week by week of pregnancy and it is hillarious...
The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are--when you don't feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.
20th October 2005, 08:44 PM
I just finished Lawrence Sanders's first bestseller 'First deadly sin".
It was a real Yawn inducing novel, at 600 pages, it goes on and on.
It is a police procedural about a serial killer and the cop trying to catch him.The serial killer pov has lots of pseudo philosophical drivel. The identity of the killer is known to the cop by the 300th page. the novel goes on for another 300 pages!
It was written in 1972, These days we have short chapters with not more than a few pages.
I heard Lawrenc e Sanders other novels are better have you guys any idea?
It is also interesting to compare novels written in 70s and in the 90s.The present novels are fast reads
20th October 2005, 09:28 PM
I remember reading almost all the "Deadly sins" during college days. Pls don't be a sinner like me. Avoid at all cost.. !
24th October 2005, 08:28 AM
Originally Posted by malligai
I have not read the Horse Whisperer though I had once attempted to watch the movie by Robert Redford. It was quite a bore, so I gladfully changed the channel. :P
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