Hmmm… this Holidays i just joined the Corporation Bank Centenary Library !! they have a really good collection of contemporary writing…im going crazy!!! also i can borrow my Text books for next Semester :))
Been reading quite a bit… read Artemis Fowl ..a unusual fantasy with a Anti-hero as the main Protagonist..but the better Book i got last time was Kiran Desai’s “Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard” ..Awesome, Hilarious..here’s a short description.
“Hullabaloo..” is mainly about the life of 20 year old post office-clerk, Sampath Chawla, who decides that his life is going nowwhere and decides that enough is enough!!!! so one fine day when his family is out at a wedding he runs away from his house in the town of Shahkot. and then the story really starts!!! he starts to live in a Tree in an abandoned Guava Orchard, the ensuing events are real entertaining,…the Author has incorporated a lot of characters, some very Eccentric..My Favorite is the Hypochondriac CMO (chief Medical Officer) who is worried about stomach ulcers and drinks Onion Juice as a cure …She’s also done a really good story line which i feel is better than her second work which won the Man Booker Prize in 2006; The inheritance of Loss. Shahkot brings to life the non-sleepy kinda eastern town which kinda reminds you of R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi!! The travails of a boy mistaken to be a godman and whole lot of crazy sub-plots make this a very interesting read!!! try to get it!!!
Now reading : The cult sci-fi comedy ” the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ” by Douglas Adams!!! more about that later