3.08.2009

It's Been Some Time

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It's been a fairly long time since I've read a good book. Not that I havn't read any in the past few months. There hasn't been any that made me laugh, cry, pity, admonish and immerse myself in the agony of being just a silent spectator to the life of some. I long for the heartache, the love, the ecstasy and the bond I start to share with the characters. I long for safe refuge in the haven of the word, creating fantasies and acknowledging realities.

The last two good books I read were "Marley & Me" by John Grogan and "Next" by Micheal Crichton. I'm a wee bit in love with anything to do with dogs, so do forgive me for wanting to put Marley & Me in the Hall Of Fame and giving the movie an Oscar.

As for Next, it was a delight for the geek inside of me. The book devles into the fascinating world of genetics, ethics and the cutthroat business of being what we are. There is fiction so intimately tied to reality that you are left wondering about the possibilities the book offers. From talking primates to trans-species families to the growing empire of patenting the genes that build us, there is an innate truth that radiates from the pages. Micheal Crichton has always been a genius by me, ever since I read Jurassic Park, but this elevates him to the level of God. May his soul rest in peace. It took me all of three hours to finish because it built the need to know further. To explore, explain, understand and revel in the facts of life it revealed.

The book made me think of an old quote,

"Zindagi kitaabon mein bitaani ho toh,
Kitaab mein pehle zindagi dhoond lo"

Signing Out,
From The Book Of Life

4 comments:

Ketan said...

Hi! I don't know your taste in reading, but from the kind of demands you made of a book you'd like to read, I could recommend "Acts of Faith" by Eric Segal. Excuse me if you've already read it, or didn't enjoy reading it. TC.

Ketan said...

Hi! I don't know your taste in reading, but from the kind of demands you made of a book you'd like to read, I could recommend "Acts of Faith" by Eric Segal. Excuse me if you've already read it, or didn't enjoy reading it. TC.

anty_anand said...

I'll be sure to try it as soon as I can get my hands on it.

Gunny said...

try reading princess by jean sasson,i think you'll like it.