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    Which book/s are you currently reading ?

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    I thought this might be a good place to check out what fellow TMians are reading, and discuss and share our opinions of various authors worldwide so here goes...

    I'm reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (this book is BRILLIANT- I'm a bit confused by the names though ) and To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee (also remarkable in its simplicity and poignancy) and finally The men who killed Gandhi by Manohar Malgaonkar (makes any modern day thriller look cheap in comparison)

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    "Anne Frank- the diary of a young girl" and "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri.

    illusionz,what are "To kill a mockingbird"( It sounds like it is non-fiction) and "the men who killed Gandhi" about?

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    all Dan Brown booksDigital Fortress
    Deception Point
    Angels and Demons
    The DaVinci Code

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    "surely you're joking,Mr.Feynman"

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    Manasi, To kill a mockingbird is ostensibly fiction but actually based heavily on fact. I think it won a Pulitzer and was also made into a movie starring Gregory Peck.
    Its a story of life and racial prejudice witnessed through the eyes of a child in Alabama. Here's a summary of the film.
    I haven't read Jhumpa Lahiri yet...can you recommend any good books by her?

    The men who killed Gandhi is all non-fiction. Few people know that in the plot to kill Gandhi, there were FIVE conspirators- Nathuram Godse, Gopal Godse, Vishnu Karkare, Madan Lal Pehwa and Digambar Badge. Even fewer know that these people tried once and failed to assassinate him. The Delhi police actually captured one of them (Pehwa) and had a fairly good idea of what was going on. Ironically, it was Gandhi's insistence on devotees not being frisked and arms not being allowed inside the Birla Bhavan that led to his death...the book is all about these five people- their lives, their occupations, their troubles, their unquenchable hatred for one man which united them and finally the manner in which they executed their plan. Phenomenal book and very well researched by Malgaonkar.

    Grade Zero, I enjoyed reading The DaVinci Code- one of the few decent fiction books to hit the market last year. Are the others comparable?

    Ish, that's one book I loved (He fixes radios by thinking!! ). Have you read the Feynman Lectures on Physics and Six Easy Pieces and Six not-so-easy pieces? They are really incredible...
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    right now i'm fascinated by Dan Brown....just finished his The DA Vinci Code...i recommend it whole heartedly...(inspite of me not having penchant towards thrillers i liked it...ts good)...

    read in todays TOI...."Trace" by Patricia Cornwell has knocked The Da Vinci Code off the no.1 spot....so looking forward to it next if i feel like reading thriller again...at the moment not sure

    then i've read Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead...cool..loved it..

    Jane Austen's Emma...Sense & Sensibilities....n last which none of austen's readers miss...Pride & Prejudice....they all are nice when one is travelling...cool n easy...not much of strain

    then...i am an avid reader of non fiction....Robert Schuller tops the list....i've read his all..."tough times never last, tough people do!!"......"believe in God who believes in you"
    "success is never ending n failure is never final"...they all are nice...but it depends more upon the situation one is in while one is reading the book... may be one likes it or not......in addition to schuller i've read Napolean Hill n our very own(being an indian)Shiv Khera a lot...

    n last but most important...i just cant lay my hands off from reading my all time favourites...THE ARCHIES n CHICKEN SOUP FOR TEENAGE SOUL .....i just adore them
    ....i read & reread them...ts so much fun...

    neways...thanks illusionz...ts so nice of you to introduce such a wonderful thread
    ....i loved every bit of sharing my views on reading here....

    n i sincerely hope that more n more of our fellow Tmians come forward n share their respective views on the topic above....t'll be really nice.....

    cheers!
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    illusionz, the other books i have read each at least 3 times each (excuse bad grammar)

    they are all very very good
    actually, i thought that the davinci code was NOT, i repeat, was NOT, his best book. in my opinion, Angels and Demons was better

    Deception Point is very good and has enormous plot twisters and a shocking ending. you must read it!
    Digital Fortress is good as well and has a lot to do with cryptology and code-breaking.


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    Hi

    Has anyone read "Gone with the wind" , I think it's a good book.
    I like the books "To kill a mocking bird " and Ann Frank's diary too.
    It's really amazing that a girl of her age has written with such maturity.
    Illusionz ur description about the men who killed Gandhi has really got me interested in that book.
    This is a nice thread really . Got to know about interesting books to read during my vacations.

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    I am currently reading 'Guns, Germs and Steel'. It is a must-read non-fiction book.

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    me reading Hesse's Siddhartha.
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