BOOKS

I’m a voracious reader and normally read anything that comes on my way. It could be anything starting off from Chacha Comics to Philosophical. I have been quite fascinated by many books and also the great imagination which the authors had in creating them.

I do love to list a lot more in here, but here’s my list of favorite authors and some of their books which has had an influence on me one way or the other.

I would start off with Enid Blyton, creator of the FAMOUS FIVE series. Its indeed classified as a childrens series, but it still continues to inspire me.

Emily Bronte’s “Wuthering Heights” was classic in its own way, the way the tale between two families grow and the love (Its rather a ferocious one) between Heathcliffe and Catherine do form the crust of this lovely book.

Hardy Boys, a juvenile adventure series by brothers Joe and Frank Hardy and also the the spin-off series Hardy Boys Casefiles have really cultivated me with a sense of imagination and adventurism. Alfred Hitchcock’s adventure series – The Three Investigators follow the same suit.

I landed onto classics quite early and Thomas Hardy and George Eliot did impress me with their unique style. “The Mayor of Casterbridge“, a masterpiece set in the Victorian days of Rural England, by Thomas Hardy, stands on top of the list of all-time classics. George Eliots “Middle March” and the “Mill on the Floss” have been a good read.

A book review is not complete without a mention of Sidney Sheldon, John Grisham and Jeffrey Archer. But to be honest, I was never fascinated with their creations. I started off with Sidney’s “The Doomsday Conspiracy“, but found that the the hero was too infallable to be believed.

I stumbled upon many crime thrillers and i’ve found the works of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot (No way Miss Maple), Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Georges Simenon’s Maigret, and Erle Stanley Gardners’s Perry Mason to be impressive.

The book i would rate the best will be “Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance” by Pirsig.

3 responses to “BOOKS

  1. PERINKOLAM.G.IYER KRISHNAMURTHI

    Have you not read Forsythe’s “Day of the jackal”? Then, why you have not mentioned about that. It is a real life story.
    Many of the books by Sheldon are good.I liked the “Sands of time” very much. Most of his othet books are also good.
    John Grisham’s books are equally good.
    Archer’s books, especially his collection of short stories,(I have read two of them) are very good.His prison diaries ,(I have read only one part) are also really good.His latest book,”Prisoner by birth” or something like that is reviewed as oe of his best.
    You made only a very casual mention of them.

  2. you should try some of those books by Japanese authors as well. I am not saying that because I am a Japanese though.
    Google goodreads.com. Its an awesome website for book recommendations.

  3. i read ‘the girl on the train’ when i was in school…felt really good to read it again,some of the short stories by ruskin bond are quite good…could you also post susanna’s seven husbands on your blog?

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