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.