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message 1: by Ram (new)

Ram Hi

Is there any entire collection of books by a particular author that you would like to read like for example all the books of PG Wodehouse or Agatha Cristhie. Which author is your favorite in that category??

message 2: by Ram (new)

Ram For me, James Hadley Chase, Alistair Maclean, PD James, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Cristhie & PG Wodehouse

message 3: by Jane (new)

Jane | 7 comments I tried in the past but always ran out of steam or got bored with the author's style. Okay, I have read the corpus of Arnold Lobel's children't lit; you know "Frog and Toad are Friends", etc. Not such a major accomplishment but I did love every single book he wrote. LOL! I'd like to read all of Shakespeare's works and eveything by Thomas Mann. I'm halfway there with Mann but would rather experience rather than read Shakespeare.

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Claire S (Skotse) | 2 comments Sahasranaman wrote: "Are there any fans of Indian writing in this group?"

Yes! I like Rohintin Mistry, Ruskin Bond, N. Sivakumar, Shashi Deshpande, and Amulya Malladi, to begin with. I'm just starting to read of India in the last year or so, am looking forward to lots more!

message 5: by Claire (new)

Claire S (Skotse) | 2 comments Right, N. Sivakumar wrote 'Dude, did I steal your job?' - but I still listed him for the clarity of what he wrote and his efforts to include all the facets of what he was writing about. I think it's an excellent book, would be awesome if he could do a 2nd updated edition.

I haven't delved into Rushdie yet; one, the controversy (I mean, there's a lot I can learn about the issues yet before reading that), and two, his magical realism style is more difficult for me. Takes a lot for me to get through that..

But I have it on my list!

message 6: by Jane (new)

Jane | 7 comments Definitely there are fans of Indian writing. However, we sometimes stray outside of the theme. I also like Rohinton Mistry as well as Amitav Ghosh. I'd also like to read "Holder of the World" by Bharati Mukherjee which I understand is something of a 'bodice-ripper'. I don't normally go for that genre but the book gets good reviews and was recommended on another list I saw. Has anyone read this one? I'd be interested in reviews from fans of Indians lit. With respect to collections by Indian authors, I haven't tried yet. I tend to like a given book but not necessarily works by the same author (though you'd think a similar style would draw me to the same author).

message 7: by Jane (new)

Jane | 7 comments Incidentally, did we lose Ram (initiator of this topic)? I don't see Ram in the members list anymore.

message 8: by Birru (new)

Birru | 3 comments where do you source books from?

message 9: by Shashank (new)

Shashank | 2 comments I like RK Narayan. Just picked up his indian epics retelling and it is really interesting to read.
Additionally lets not forget the massive translatory and retelling works done C. Rajagopalachari.
As well as Rabindranath Tagore.
I have not used designations because they were people and great writers before being doctorates and knighted.

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