Book ParadeA egoistic attempt to tell people "See? I read these kinds of books". Reads from the recent past, present and near future :
* Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha: The only book in an Irish setting I've read so far (I still haven't used Ulysses for anything apart from weight-training). Wonderfully written, in the tongue of a 10 year old. Booker winner. About Patrick, Sinbad, his ma and most importantly, his da.
* Turning Point: Physicist Fritjof Capra's concerns about the Cartesian world view and why it ought to follow a "holistic path". Good explanations about the streams of scientific evolution. Affectionately titled The Mama of Physics by me. Why? Because Capra had written a book earlier called The Tao of Physics. Tao, Mama. Get it?
* Someone Like You: Short stories by Roald Dahl. The presence of two stories from the Reader's Digest Best Short Stories collection lured me into borrowing this one. Very ironic thus far.
* The Blue Bedspread: Set in Calcutta. Interesting structure, oscillating from present to past and back. So so.
* Being John McEnroe: Thanks to The B. Express. Couldn't put it down. Genius, that man McEnroe.
* All The World's A Spittoon: Travel adventures of a self-confessed 120-pound "weakling", 28 year old Indian, walking/riding/sailing back to India in one of the most roundabout ways since someone called Christopher C. tried it. Spicy stuff, lots of Disco Dancer and Mithun-da appearances, even a Bappi-da lookalike.
Soon to follow: Red Earth and Pouring Rain, The Art of Captaincy (revised edition). Must try and finish The Art of Unix Programming and Metamagical Themas.