Monday : Two Fates : The Story Of My Divorce by Judy Balan
Tuesday : Hello Bastar by Rahul Pandita
Wednesday : What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat
Thursday : Miss Moorthy Investigates by Ovidia Yu
This and the other two books that I read after this were kept on my shelf from such a long time. Finally, I decided to include all three of them in this marathon. Set up in 70s of Singapore, this book again takes you on a roller coaster ride. A school teacher cum detective, who has an eye to see the obvious which others cannot see tries to figure out who is the person behind bizarre killings of single successful career women. The language of the book is a little flair but you would enjoy it. I would suggest this book if you are traveling some short distance by train or by air. It would definitely make it interesting.
Friday : Wings Of Silence by Shriram Iyer
A book by another IIM graduate Shriram Iyer that would definitely touch your heart. The story of two brothers, one of the is born deaf and the other is a powerhouse of multiple talents, Raj and Saurav respectively. Raj because of his ailment was royally ignored by his parents and Saurav felt ashamed of him being his brother. But, something happens which changes Saurav’s thought process about his brother Raj and he helps him achieving something that a person can possibly dream of. But then another twist comes in. I won’t disclose much about this book and will definitely suggest you to read this one. The language is simple and binding. A light read that promises light entertainment for sure.
Saturday : The Clockwork Man by William Jablonsky
Another book that waited for so long to be picked up by me. The tagline of the book is pretty intriguing “Created to fascinate, designed to serve, until he broke free”. The book is a science fiction which is not a thriller. Where, things won’t go wrong and there is no savior. The book revolves around Ernst, a mechanical clockwork man who is invented by a famous clock maker. It about the the life and his experiences with the family of the clock maker which Ernst thinks is his family too. His life progresses and he figures out various emotions within in. Yes, he falls in love too. Then circumstances change which brings him to the present, 2005. If I wrote more about this book, it would give everything away. Again a light read which presents sci-fi in a whole new light. You would feel attached to Ernst for sure.
So, this was my week. Kept reading furiously for hours and hours. Even my family got sick and tired of me. But I am glad that I could pull this off. Another interesting thing about the whole series of books is, except the Chetan Bhagat one, all have been published by Westland Books. It is actually riveting that whatever books I am picking up these days are turning out to be Westland publications. Well, some association that is for sure.