Thursday, October 9, 2008

Read On.....

...this post is going to be blah-blah about my reading novels, books and authors. please decide yourself on reading further.

reading habit has been well nurtured by my mom, it all started with reading comic books at quarterly, half yearly holidays in school probably 2nd std i assume, after that my mom having spotted the interest me and my brother had started purchasing many books. so it was always books like tinkle, gokulam, and several others which i don't remember, but tinkle has always been our favorite.

as days passed tinkle started became boring and books like TINTIN, ASTERIX and OBELIX became our favourite, though this collection of books comes with a high price tag, we managed to study all the TINTIN series and most of the Asterix collection. surprisingly a government library near our house in Chennai had most of the collection and there are always your uncle's and aunty's house to borrow.

by the ninth year in my school i had started reading english novels, we managed to take a membership in a very small library owned by a anglo-indian. it was always 'chase' novels initially (JAMES HADLEY CHASE) and ALISTAIR MCLEAN books. during this period i remember enjoying reading AUGATHA CHRISTEY novel very much, it is a detective story, which brings in many suspect characters for a murder, and suspense is absolutely awesome.

after this just for showing myself at my home and to others, i started taking huge books from the library. initially it was like skip pages in novel in places where the author starts giving pictorial explanation about a place, explanation about characters and scenes. the author who didn't bore in his explanation and description of characters and places was ARTHUR HAILEY, anybody who has interest in reading books should read his novels.'hotel','airport' are the two collections i remember of Hailey. even today when i search for novels in stores i always search for his novels first.the last time i read his books are in 10th std.after that never got a chance to get his books.

SIDNEY SHELDON started becoming my all time favourite, apart from that the other authors whom i like are JOHN GRISHAM books, for now i can only remember TESTAMENT...another recommendation from for readers to try this book, JEFREEY ARCHER american author i think, never liked his stories very much. DAN BROWN novels were good, but i never tried reading anything after reading his ANGELS AND DAEMONS because the subject of his book always had something against Christianity. Though i consider myself a voracious reader of novel, i have never tried or intend to read any of JK ROWLING books.

be it movie or novel intelligence operation stories have interested me very much. there is a old novel which i don't remember the name anymore, about a Israeli intelligence agent capturing a ship carrying armaments, was another of my memorable reading.

All this years of reading novels and stories, if somebody asked about my best reading. i would say PONNIYIN SELVAN...it was the first and the last tamil novel i read. though the volume of books were lying in my house for years, i never cared to read the book, until recently last year when one of my friend told about the story. it was a volume of 6-7 books, which i read every night before going to sleep for 2 month. the characters and descriptions in the books were so awesome that, i started getting dreams of finding myself in forests. another recommendation for readers to try this one. author of that book is KALKI.

many thanks for being patient and reading till this point, suggestions are welcome about books and authors.

9 comments:

Jegu said...

I should thank you for making me to read novels. Till now i have completed only three in english though i red lot's short stories in tamil. My favourite is "Sam's letter to the editer". The way he has explained the story was like seeing the movie and i really liked it. Then "The broker" and it's my first english novel and it impressed me lot by it's intelligence. That's the reason now i am going to read the born identity..

Jegu said...

Actually it's Sam's Letters To Jennifer. sorry for the mitake.

Sammy said...

if you get chance try TESTAMENT by john grisham,'broker' was also a girsham novel.

bourn identity, about a CIA operative and have seen the movies based on the novel, the best intelligence movie i have seen

uthira said...

good post. why i told this because plsssssss don't try to attempt anything in tamil

Sammy said...

உதிரா ...உங்க ஆத்துல பேசற மாதிரி எழுதினா தான் ஒத்து கொள்வீர்கள் போல இருக்கு

will try that in my next post. and thanks for the comment.

மணிகண்டன் said...

***** suggestions are welcome about books and authors ****

ஏன் authorskku புக் எப்படி நல்லா எழுதறதுன்னு suggestion கொடுக்க போறீங்களா ?

மணிகண்டன் said...

jeffrey archer is british.

Isaac A Christopher said...

A bit about Jeffrey Archer.. He is British.He was knighted by queen,so "Sir Jeffrey Archer" .. He was arrested, convicted and did his Prison time on Her Majesty's Prison Service for paedophile charges. he is not a famous author anymore.

Sammy said...

very interesting piece of information, thanks.