Book List 2014

Sugandha's bookshelf: read

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
5 of 5 stars
Has something for every age group
The Cuckoo's Calling
3 of 5 stars
Rowling's description of the London setting is impeccable as usual.The reader can actually feel the spirit of the city.Unfortunately that is the only high point of the book.The story lacks purpose and direction.Rowling can do much better
Robots and Empire
4 of 5 stars
Another fascinating story by Asimov.The plot may lack twists and turns but the author makes up for it by his brilliant characterization of the robots - Daniel and Giscard. Also,loved the concept of Zeroth Law of Robotics.
The Best of Roald Dahl
4 of 5 stars
Wry humor at its best. Roald Dahl has this uncanny style of presenting the most gruesome subject in the classiest manner possible. “The visitor” and “Lamb to the slaughter” are my favorites.
Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire
3 of 5 stars
The book should have been named “The lives and lies of the Mountbattens”.The author seems more fixated on Dickie and Edwina Mountbatten than the political events of the summer of 1947. Like most of the books of this genre, it is slow and...
The Dalai Lama's Cat
5 of 5 stars
An effortless read. Finished the book in a day because once I started, I just could not stop. David Michie has done a fabulous job of introducing the basic concepts of Buddhism to the readers in a very casual and non- preachy fashion. Th...
The Complete Maus
5 of 5 stars
I am so glad Maus was one of the first graphic novels that I read because it made me truly appreciate the art work.The thing with most of the holocaust stories is that they are always very impersonal (except maybe Anne Frank).I could nev...

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