I believe that Books can be your best friend ever.Really enjoying being a Shelfarian ! I'm obsessed with reading and collecting all sorts of books.I hope this passion continues . . . :)
- Pune, MH, India
- member since June 30, 2009
Reading The facts about helsinki roccamatios-----yann martel ...amazing atleast till now......and go ask alice is not available ...so it will be coming in a months time:(.....room will be there next week:).......if i stay also was difficult to find cumin in 15 days:(
I have read and enjoyed both Jhumpa Lahiri books, especially Interpreter of Maladies. I don't often read short stories but hers are masterful. I also loved A Thousand Splendid Suns. I thought it better than Kite Runner. I will check out the others that you mentioned. I just read The Help. It is set in the American south of the early 60s. It was a four star read to me.
My favorite is A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. I also love Jhumpa Lahiri. In nonfiction I really loved May You be the Mother of a Hundred Sons, which I actually purchased in India. There are lots more but that's what I think of off the top of my head. Oh and I thought Passage to India was highly over rated. How about you?
I'm flattered to be your American friend. I do have a passion for reading and books so I would love to discuss books with you. What kind of books most interest you? I like Literary fiction. My favorite writers are Jose Saramago, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but there are a lot of excellent writers and books to be found on the short-listed, long-listed and winners of the Man Booker Prize. It's awarded to the best book in the English Commonwealth. Of course the winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature is another good resource.
My favorite books are Midnight's Children by Rushdie, All the Names by Saramago, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Marquez. Best book I've read recently is Sacred Hunger by Barry Unsworth.
What are your favorite books and who are your favorite writers?
Hi Nidhi, I have actually been to Pune. Visiting India has been one of the highlights of my life. It was in 2001 Nov-Dec. I hope to return someday to explore some of the places I didn't get to see the first time. I also enjoy reading Indian novels as well as some non fiction. In general I try to borrow books but I give myself permission to buy and collect the Indian books! Glo
Hello Nidhi! I'm so excited to have a friend in India! I love reading books set in your big, complicated country. I try to read a variety of books but I often come back to India stories.
I see that you just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns. That book made every female friend I have cry! I read The Kite Runner too and did not enjoy it nearly as much.