Friday, March 19, 2010

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

This is my third reading of Dan Brown. The other two ones were 'Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons' .

I was really fascinated by these novels of him. And I expected the latest novel to even better. But, now the style of Dan Brown is getting stale. Its only treasure hunt stories he is spinning. And this particular novel is having anticlimax at the end.

Utterly Disappointing novel as per me. I will think 10 times before reading Dan Brown again.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

This is the fourth novel by Michael Crichton, which I read.

Actually, it was suggested by one of my friend. And the topic was intriguing. So I picked it asap.

The novel is about, different management styles of Americans and Japanese. The front end of the story is about a murder, but backend is pure management.

Though I worked with Japanese joint venture company for 4 years and thought I knew a lot about their management style. But reading this I felt, there is lot more to learn, digest and understand.

I recommend this novel to anybody and everybody, who is interested in Japanese Management Style.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Many Lives Many Masters

I was recently tempted to read this book, because of one recently launched serial in India viz 'Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka' (Secret of past life).

This book is about reincarnation. It narrates experience of Dr. Brian Weiss with his patient Catherine.

After reading this book I was as confused as ever. There is no proof till now, whether actually there is reincarnation or not.

But, it was interesting and an entertaining read.

2 States by Chetan Bhagat

It is indeed a master piece by Chetan Bhagat after Five Point Someone. The other two novels i.e. One Night @ Call Center & Three Mistakes of My Life, were relatively junk.

First hour of reading, I kept on laughing holding my tummy. Its indeed a hilarious one.

I think that Chetan's real life has more spice than his imagination. So Chetan, dont try to imagine anymore :), just share your real life incidents with readers.

Trinity by Leon Uris

This is the fourth book of Leon Uris, I have read. The other three were Exodus, Mila 18 and Angry Hills.

This book is about the freedom struggle of Ireland against England. It carries the classic style of Leon Uris, as was reflected in his legendary novel Exodus.

After reading this book, I came to understand what is the whole problem in Ireland i.e. between North Ireland and Britain. Between IRA and government.

Its indeed a masterpeice by master. I recommend it to anybody who is interested in history of Ireland. by Kara Swisher

I read this book almost after the decade, it was published. I was apprehensive, whether should I or shouldn't I read this book. But, i went ahead.

This book gives us a snapshot of internet industry in its infancy stage. More over it tells us about the AOL-America On Line- its birth and rise.

I recommend this book to all the netizens as well as to all the brand managers. It gives us a classic case of brand management.