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Discussion in 'Book Lovers' started by Nandshyam, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Gauri03

    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Have you read more of his recent books? Any that you recommend? I went through a John Grisham phase many years ago. Read about 10 of his books one after another then lost my appetite for the genre. I think the last of his books I read was The Runaway Jury. I really enjoyed his Pelican Brief, Rainmaker and A Time to Kill.
     
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    Wow thank you for the list,its useful for me. .
    No dear, haven't read his latest books, but saw in the book store that rogue lawyer and other book, I seem to have forgotten the name was his latest book...

    Wow, I can take your suggestion for reading the books.. ..
     
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    I picked up an old library copy of "The Bird of Time" by Sarojini Naidu and "The Lyric Spring: The Poetic Achievement Of Sarojini Naidu" by Dr. P. V. Rajyalakshmi (digital) to read together, just like that randomly. :blush:
     
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    Would you believe me if I say I started that book based on your recommendation and at Ch 3 now? :laughing: Truth, lol, a self dare! Let's see how I do this year, it's still more pages than what I read in 2018! I'm glad already! :sweatsmile::innocent:
     
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    You went from no reading to Dostoevsky? Bhagwan aapko shakti de. :smile: Jokes aside, it is one of the greatest books ever written. A chapter in the book, titled The Grand Inquisitor, is often published as a standalone short story. The first time I read it, it blew my 15 year old mind. Pretty much laid the foundations of my religious beliefs, or rather, a lack of them. One of my top 10 favorites of any genre. Persevere with it! :thumbsup:
     
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    Finished listening to "Everything Trump touches dies",

    very funny and interesting view into right wing never Trump movement
     
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    Started reading 'Good Omens'. Listening to 'The Heart Goes Last'.
     
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    Reading: The Martian

    Listening: Unmarriageable( rewrite of Pride and Prejudice in a pakistani setting, couldnt resist )
     
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    Finished listening to The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. My first book by this author and what a revelation! I had simultaneously wanted to read and avoided reading it for nearly two years. The thought of having to read gruesome depictions of slavery made me check it out and return it unread to the library more than once. When I saw the audiobook on Libby last week I decided it was time. Yes there are unbearable passages but the author doesn't dwell on them. They are presented as dispassionate narratives of an inescapable sin of this nation. The book is not historical fiction as I had assumed, it is better described as magical realism. The events in the book are real but the author plays with time and scale to weave them into a Gulliver's Travels type of tale, where each stop on the railroad brings forth new horrors for our protagonist.

    Currently reading, The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll and listening to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
     
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