Friday, April 19, 2013
Had been off blogging, for about an year. And recently read the most awaited book of the 'The Shiva Triology'.
Normally, in any novel or movie series, the first one is the best one. It sets a benchmark and raises expectations, resulting in anti climax in the sequels. But, this is a rare third and the final book, which is best.
The author, has played very well, with history and mythology . In this novel, he didn't only touch Indian and Tibet history & mythology like the first two books, but tried to actively weave Persian & Zoroastrian mythology into it, and briefly touched Egyptian mythology too. So, he triggered many subplots, which he was not able to close properly. I am not sure, but Amish might have thought about taking these unclosed subplots into full fledged separate series, or prequels.
All in all, very good fiction by an Indian Author, which has triggered new genre of Hindu Mythology, for masses.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
After long time, I read John Grisham. The other two novels I have read are 'The Firm' and 'The Client'.
The story is about 2 mid aged lawyers, not doing well, and the third one, who is doing well, leaving everything and coming to join them, without any plan. And the story involves one of the biggest pharma companies in the world.
The novel is as racy as 'The Firm' and gives lot of insight into mindset & lifestyle of lawyers and anatomy of mass litigation.
I recommend this legal thriller, to everyone who wants to remain on edge till the end of the reading.