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A Bend in the River
3.77
I always find it difficult to talk about the books I really like. Especially so if it is a Naipaul book. I read The Bend again this year and found it ...more
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May 18, 2009
 
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In a Strange Room
3.51
How do you sit down and write a review for a book that deep down you know not just speaks for you but in its own strange way represents you ? Yes! rep ...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 25, 2011
 
17
Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard & Others
4.03
Sometimes a book just finds you.

I can't remember why I downloaded this book; I had neither heard nor known of it. I caught it on amazon while looking
...more
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Jan 01, 2014
 
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Ulysses
3.72
Personally Ulysses means more than a lot. To me, there are books and there is this bible. Was quite young the first time I tried it, couldnt drag beyo ...more
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Oct 22, 2007
 
11
Diaries of Franz Kafka
4.21
Anais Nin once wrote that a personal world lived deep enough transcends the truth in all universes. Those words have never been more applicable to any ...more
Jan 1998
Oct 23, 2007
 
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English, August: An Indian Story
3.75
Actually a revisit; I am reading now with a friend, travelling across India ( Ah!! joy of reading aloud a passage on an Indian beach);

Had read it firs
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Nov 24, 2007
Nov 21, 2007
 
4
The Sea
3.46
This book is undoubtedly the best piece of writing to come out in this century. Banville’s prose is like a well ripe whiskey trickling down the throat ...more
Jan 2006
Oct 22, 2007
 
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The Story of Philosophy
4.06
This book is amazingly cheap priced for the wisdom is bestows. I remember- Me and C bought a copy each and started the reading sessions alternating wi ...more
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Oct 25, 2007
 
15
White Teeth
3.71
It can't get any more post-modern than this; a pinnacle of post-modern literature, White Teeth, written in the winter of 20th century is an Hegelian s ...more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
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Beyond Good and Evil
4.00
The master of all the books!

Freud described Nietzsche as the only man who knew his mind. Although both were quite mad there is no doubt about the vera
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Dec 05, 2007
 
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Invisible Cities
4.21
This book is a metaphysical journey in the form of a conversation between Kublai Khan and Marco Polo discussing the various attributes and perspective ...more
Jan 2004
Oct 22, 2007
 
10
Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It
3.48
Perhaps the best post modern travel experiences captured into a book ever. Dyer writes from airports to photography to hotels to loneliness to women ( ...more
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Mar 08, 2011
 
5
Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays
3.78
With postmodernism and its offshoots, the term 'culture' has come to lack a shared sense of meaning. We are a generation of abstract politically-corre ...more
Dec 28, 2009
Dec 11, 2009
 
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The English Patient
3.87
Michael mesmerizes by feeding lyrical overtures into building the hearts and souls of the characters of his novel. What is striking is the sense of de ...more
Jan 2001
Oct 23, 2007
 
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The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack
4.48
Work of unparalleled dark humour.
Oct 06, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
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Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
4.15
This time for judgement, not information. Dear Lord! What a delight!
Sep 26, 2011
Aug 23, 2011
 
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Collected Poems: A. K. Ramanujan
4.18
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Oct 23, 2007
 
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The Great Gatsby
3.85
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Jan 1996
Oct 21, 2007
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