Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The 15.

Here is my list of 15 books after seeing this post from Shefali.

To associate one word is very difficult. Let me try though -

  1. Epic - A fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
  2. Shock - Blindness, Jose Saramago
  3. Wit - The picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
  4. Poetry - The Writer's notebook, Somerset Maugham
  5. Life - Commentaries on Living, Compilation of J Krishnamurti's gems
  6. Philosophy - Under the Net, Iris Murdoch
  7. Incredulity - One night at the Call Center, Chetan Bhagat
  8. Brilliance - Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
  9. Depression - The Brothers Karamazov, F Dostoevsky
  10. Sadness - Tears of the desert, Halima Bashir
  11. Genius - The remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  12. Frenzy - Disgrace, J M Coetzee
  13. Confusion - The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
  14. Adventure - Power of the Sword, Wilbur Smith
  15. Dreams - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J K Rowling
Thanks Shefali :) I enjoyed recollecting this!


Madhuri said...

Interesting words. I would like to hear your opinion on why you think Disgrace is associated with Frenzy? Or Brothers Karamazov with depression and Remains of the day with brilliance?

Anonymous said...

Great list. I must say, you take your reading seriously.
Keep up.

Shiva said...

@ Madhuri:
Remains of the day - That novel is, as you would no doubt agree, a simple story told in the most engaging manner. The character and story telling are simply marvelous.

Depression - The poverty in his works, the compassion and whatever else that the Russian master inspires in us moves me so much that I feel a little depressed though that is a strange emotion getting kindled.

Frenzy - There are very few books that I have read hardly pausing to breathe and Disgrace is one of them. Things happen so quickly and the topic is so sensitive that I still remember feeling almost an uncontrollable inertia as I turned every page of that novel.

@ Kulpreet