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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

"If you've never seen a cricket match; if you have and it has made you snore; if you can't understand why anyone would watch, let alone obsess over this dull game, then this is the book for you" read this quote from the book in a newspaper and was instantly convinced that It's for me. I read it months later and was quite impressed by the story woven around cricket. I never thought I would enjoy something like that, but I did. I still am not a cricket worshipper, but now i understand that there is some magic in it. If you are like me, read "Chinaman : The Legend of Pradeep Mathew" by Shehan Karunatilaka a story based around Cricket, Sri Lanka and Cricket in Sri Lanka. A must read for cricket crazy Bookaholics. too.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Valley of Masks : a must read

"This is my story. And the story of my people. The Valley of Masks examines the pathologies of power, purity and dogma to give us a frightening yet ultimately redemptive vision of the future. In the words of Ashish Nandy, critic and social commentator, This brilliant, superbly imaginative but terribly disturbing novel transcends borders, cultures, reading habits and literary fashions. As a story of the inhumanity of any human search for absolute perfection, it probably has no parallel in our literature. As a fable, it has a moral that will return to haunt you." -

I became a fan of Tejpal after reading " The Alchemy of Desire". But I was stunned after reading this one. Starting from the narrative to treatment, everything was entirely different in this book. Only one thing was similar. You can't put it down, just like the previous one.

Highly recommended for all Bookaholics.

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Bookaholics Secret to Beat the Summer

Before the monsoon arrives, catch up on reading and beta the last few days of summer. Blessed are those who have summer vacations. A glass of cold beverage, a comfortable couch and a huge stack of books is all you need to enjoy the holidays.
But people like us, who do not have the luxury of the summer holidays can always sneak up reading. Carry a book while you are commuting to work. Use the lunch hour to go though few pages of an e-book stored in your smart phone.

If you really love reading, you will find ways to do it.