Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Reader

Books read in the last year: January '11 to January '12

1) Sacred Games (Vikram Chandra)
2) The Black Swan (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)
3) मंटो की विश्वप्रसिद्ध कहानियां (सआदत हसन मंटो) (Manto's World Famous Stories (Saadat Hasan Manto))
4) Through the Glass Darkly (Donna Leon)
5) The Big Short (Michael Lewis)
6) Our Band Could be Your Life (Michael Azerrad)
7) 2666 (Roberto Bolaño)
8) The Overcoat and Other Short Stories (Nikolai Gogol)
9) Death in Venice (Thomas Mann)
10) The Immoralist (Andre Gide)
11) Between Parantheses (Roberto Bolaño)
12) Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
13) Liar's Poker (Michael Lewis)
14) River of Gods (Ian McDonald)
15) No Longer Human (Osamu Dazai)
16) The Windup Girl (Paolo Bacigalupi)
17) What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakmai)
18) सतह से उठता आदमी (मुक्तिबोध) (Man Rising From the Surface (Muktibodh))
19) Sputnik Sweetheart (Haruki Murakami)
20) Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Haruki Murakami)
21) Demons (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) (reread)
22) The Blue Bedspread (Raj Kamal Jha)
23) The Third Reich (Roberto Bolaño)


Bejin Hakumei said...

Numbers 8, 10, 15, 17, 19, 20. Along with The Broom of The System, Oblivion, The New York Trilogy.

YOU, get some rest while I try overtaking you.

PS: Got my hands on Dance Dance Dance and Norwegian Woods by Murakami.

Nanga Fakir said...

Nice! I won't have to buy them now.


Abhishek Sardar said...

Vanity fair :P

Nanga Fakir said...

Sure, why not?

Abhishek Sardar said...

Hey NF...thinking of reading marakami...which one do you suggest i give a try?

Nanga Fakir said...

@Abhishek: Since I've read only Sputnik Sweetheart and Hard Boiled Wonderland...there's not much I can provide.

If you're into Science Fictional stuff then you'll like Hard Boiled...very much (more so since it was written in 1985!). It's more like cyberpunk meets fantasy.

The other one is a nice little romantic book though with the obligatory Murakami touch that makes elevates it from the standard romance fiction.

Take your pick!