Sunday, September 04, 2011


Scene: An oldish gentleman and Nanga Fakir in the Math Tower's new elevator.

<*NF eyes the copy of Dune in the hands of the gentleman with an amused expression*>

Old man: ...
NF: Great book.
Old man: Oh is it?
NF: You haven't read it?
Old man: No. My wife's reading it.
NF: <*tries to be clever*> She has good taste.
Old man: Ohh...that remark's so meaningful!
NF: ...<*?*>
Old man: ...given that it comes from a total stranger.
NF: ...
Old man: ...
NF: Are you British?


Abhishek Sardar said...

Hello NF,

Can you suggest some books along the lines of George Orwell's 1984.


Nanga Fakir said...

We - Yevgeny Zamyatin;
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Sprawl Trilogy: Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive - William Gibson.

And although I haven't read the following, this is a list of very highly acclaimed 1984ish books:

Darkness at Noon - Arthur Koestler; Lord of the Flies - William Golding; Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury.

Abhishek Sardar said...

I recently read 'Lord of the Flies'. ..found it a frighteningly true study of the nature of human savagery. The movie adaptation is equally good. Check it out!

Nanga Fakir said...

Will do so!