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    vj (@ chme*) on: Thu Feb 18 17:15:20




    i would recommend Franny and Zooey by Salinger (was his last book before he went to self imposed exile) i really want to know how many empathise with the characters..
    and please read "NO one writes to the Colonel" by garcia marquez.... never felt sadder after reading a book

    and one other book....Aunt Julia and the Script writer...by Mario Vargas Llosa.. try these !

    any reccos from your side?

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    Nithya (@ mecc*) on: Fri Feb 19 10:09:43




    I've read Franny and Zooey but was not able to empathize with them, as they seemed too dormant.
    Haven't read "No one writes to the Colonel" yet but I'm a fan of Marquez. I would recommend his "Love in the time of Cholera" (which I think is his best book, better than his popular "one hundred years of solitude"). "Aunt Julia..." was not very impressive to me although it is delightful.

    Has anyone read Rohinton Mistry's "A fine balance"?

    Nithya





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    Nithya (@ mecc*) on: Fri Feb 19 10:11:00




    vj: I think we are discussing fiction in the nonfiction thread!

    Nithya





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    vj (@ chme*) on: Fri Feb 19 12:31:18




    i dont understand how publishers categorise books
    but as long as the TFMPolice doesnt send us a ticket. lets continue!

    i think gabriel's most impressive work (interms of the maximum "magic realism") is "Autumn of the Patriarch" , tried it? its a maze of ideas!

    and RohintonMistry....aah! I am biased against the new crop if Indian writers inEnglish, there is something "false" about their themes and concern...
    m i just dreaming?

    vj





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    Nithya (@ er-3*) on: Fri Feb 19 15:55:13




    I'll try to read the above two Marquez soon, and let you know.

    Believe me, Mistry is different. And "Fine balance" is disturbingly shamefully realistic.

    Nithya





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    vj (@ chme*) on: Fri Feb 19 18:48:38




    is it shamefully looong too?
    other suggestions welcomed, i need a book to cry





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    Nithya (@ mecc*) on: Mon Feb 22 09:55:45




    Well, Mistry's "A fine balance" is a big book, 500 pages or so. This is a perfect book to cry over.

    Nithya

    Currently reading Patrick Suskind's "Perfume".





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    vj (@ chme*) on: Wed Feb 24 19:31:14




    who is Patrick Suskind?

    vijay





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    Nithya (@ mecc*) on: Thu Feb 25 10:31:25




    I don't know of other books Patrick Suskind has written, but his "Perfume" (translated from German) is a very interesting one. Before I read that book, I have never thought much about our olfactory sense! Read it if you are ready for a fantastic journey through a murderer's life.

    Bye,
    Nithya





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    kalyani (@ 1cus*) on: Fri Mar 12 20:26:16




    does anyone here read books by thomas moore? i just discovered his works, and i wonder which school of indian philosophy he'd be aligned with.

    kalli





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