Short Stories

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In a Free State

This is my first book on V.S. Naipaul. This book consists of 3 short stories, one longer than the other. The book title is taken from the last story of the book. In the first story of One out of many, Santosh is a driver that works for an employer whose government firm posted him … Continue reading

The big wide world called China

 Ratings : 4/5 The Traveler’s Tale China (as in the other series in the Travler’s tale) is a remarkable collections of travel stories and Adage that is worth going back again and again if it emblematic to the country you fell in love with as well. China is top in my list. There are many … Continue reading

Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood

Ratings : 4.5/5 This is my first for Margaret Atwood. I think it is always good to read an author which has lived through 7 decades. You feel there is a certain generation gap, you have a little glimpse of what’s life for a woman is like just 3 decades before, the most important thing … Continue reading


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)