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Twelve Red Herrings by Jeffrey Archer
"You open a story and cannot put the book down till you are done with it. There you meet the ending which just keeps it's promise. You wonder if Jeffrey Archer can handle romance in short stories as well as he manages the thrill. There as you reach..." Read more of this review »
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Songs of Blood and Sword by Fatima Bhutto
"This is the story of the most illustrious political family of Pakistan. Being an Indian, I was excited to open the book. It offered me exactly what I had expected-the story from dawn to dusk of the Bhutto family. The narration was exactly as I had..." Read more of this review »
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Saraswati Park by Anjali Joseph
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IIM Ahmedabad Business Books by Satish Y. Deodhar
" A book published by IIM Ahmedabad is expected to be much theory heavy. Your review does indicate this one to be palatable to the common reader.
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IIM Ahmedabad Business Books by Satish Y. Deodhar
"I have always tried to understand and develop interest in Economics. All such efforts though, had been futile. While I did understand some removed concepts, but this book provided a thread linking all the concepts I knew and did it with a seamless..." Read more of this review »
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
" I guess I will revisit it someday.
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My Days With Nehru by M.O. Mathai
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Odyssey by John Sculley
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Hans Christian Andersen
“Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.”
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“When you're cold, don't expect sympathy from someone who's warm.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Gregory David Roberts
“Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we’ve loved them, left them, or fought them.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

Glen Cook
“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”
Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues

W. Somerset Maugham
“I had no illusions about you,' he said. 'I knew you were silly and frivolous and empty-headed. But I loved you. I knew that your aims and ideals were vulgar and commonplace. But I loved you. I knew that you were second-rate. But I loved you. It's comic when I think how hard I tried to be amused by the things that amused you and how anxious I was to hide from you that I wasn't ignorant and vulgar and scandal-mongering and stupid. I knew how frightened you were of intelligence and I did everything I could to make you think me as big a fool as the rest of the men you knew. I knew that you'd only married me for convenience. I loved you so much, I didn't care. Most people, as far as I can see, when they're in love with someone and the love isn't returned feel that they have a grievance. They grow angry and bitter. I wasn't like that. I never expected you to love me, I didn't see any reason that you should. I never thought myself very lovable. I was thankful to be allowed to love you and I was enraptured when now and then I thought you were pleased with me or when I noticed in your eyes a gleam of good-humored affection. I tried not to bore you with my love; I knew I couldn't afford to do that and I was always on the lookout for the first sign that you were impatient with my affection. What most husbands expect as a right I was prepared to receive as a favor.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

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