- Mumbai / Pune, MH, India
- member since September 22, 2007
Eric D'Costa’s last login was Thursday, August 15, 2013.
Thanks for the reply. I have relocated to Kolkata since the past year although I come down to Mumbai now and then. Currently do most of my reading online like most though I do pick some books up from either Landmark or Crossword stores. I checked out the website of Just Books as you suggested and the concept looks cool. In Kolkata though they have only store which is a bit far from where I am currently living. Thanks for the tip though, will let you know how it pans out if I ever get to using their service :)
Eric hi, thanks for the friending. I'm looking forward to reading your comments and reviews. Because you enjoy P.G. Wodehouse I want to recommend a few of my favorite English and Spanish inditers for you to consider adding to your wish list: "The Cozy Writer Series" by G.M. Malliet, Agatha Christie, "Daddy" by Loup Durand, "The Shadow of the Wind," "The Angel's Game," and "The Prisoner of Heaven" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, ""Down Under" by Bill Bryson, and "Spanking Shakespeare" by Jake Wizner.
Here are a few of my recent favorite fantasy and sci/fi adventure favorites: "Blood Song" by Anthony Ryan, "Mageborn Series" by Michael G. Manning, "The Riyria Revelations Series" by Michael J. Sullivan, "The Grey Mane of Morning" by Joy Chant, "Planet of Adventure Collection" by Jack Vance, "Tales of the Dying Earth Collection" by Jack Vance, "Nightlamp" by Jack Vance, "Resurrection" by Arwen Dayton, "The Barsoom Series" by Edgar Rice Burroughs, "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman, "Deathworld Trilogy" by Harry Harrison, "Make Room, Make Room" by Harry Harrison, and the "Odyssey One Series" by Evan Currie...Enjoy and READ ON...
Dean Koontz's novels that he wrote between (1976 - 1995) are quite good. You can find the correct chronology of his writing on wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Koontz_bibliography
Some of the books of his that I enjoyed the most are:
1. Cold Fire
3. Dark Rivers of the heart
4. The Bad Place
6. The servants of Twilight
That is good to know. In which case, I hope you will try Heyer some day. Greaves and Frazer are not really epic kind of novels, well, I don’t know how to classify Frazer simply because I haven’t ventured on a close read yet but Greaves is a more sociological interpretation of myths really. I have Hunger Games on my reading wishlist at the library. Thanks to the movie, it’s always issued out. I’ll have to curb my impatience. And cheers to the last thought!
I am very interested in the young adult genre but a little sceptical of investing money in it, so I love having a library to indulge that particular fancy. Although the young adults in the library do give me strange looks when I make for their shelf. I wonder if you’ve ever read Georgette Heyer. She is easily dismissed as Regency romance these days but she is so much more. She is a hoot when it comes to dialogues. If you won’t be embarrassed picking one up at the library, try Talisman Ring or Grand Sophy to start with or even Frederica. I suggest only because you profess a liking for Wodehouse. I haven’t read any Clive Cussler so I can’t commiserate with you on your disappointment. I will make sure to let you know what I think of Matrix. When you mentioned Greek mythology for kids, I remembered a Guardian article I once read and hunted it out for you. See if this helps. I never read Greek myths as a kid. Of course, now I have Robert Greaves and Frazer on my shelves and others as well, some of which I still have to read. We shall make plans to meet get the promised coffee soon.