Blog Books: Here are some of the many books I’ve read over the past year.
Richard Flanagan, “The Narrow Road to the Far North”:
Australian writer Richard Flanagan’s Narrow Road to the Deep North is an ambitious account of his father’s POW status among Japanese kidnappers during World War II. In the profuse prose of the story almost certainly there is a blinding glow. During World War II in 1943, a group of Australian prisoners of war was captured by Japanese soldiers and forced to work in the deep jungles of Java. For what purpose? Build Thailand-Burma or the “Death Railway” from Bangkok to Rangoon, which crosses the Burmese jungle. Without food and water, these dying prisoners are completely overwhelmed by hunger and terrible diseases.
Two characters stand out, and I kept thinking about them, reading a book: Amy, Ella and, most importantly, Gardiner (the author’s father) in terms of the emotional factor of the whole touching story. It was impossible to believe in the death of Gardiner in the jungle and to come to terms with it! The circumstances of his death shocked me. For Dr. Dorrigo Evans to go back to Amy was a done thing, and Ella, thank God, poor Ella!
The book reads like a long sonnet. The story is great. He won the 2014 Booker Prize. Deservedly. But I have a loop: Neil Mukherjee’s “The Life of Others” could have been the one who won the Booker Prize. Do I dare offer that? No. But I like the heartfelt story of the Booker Prize-winning book, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
“The Life of Others” by Neil Mukherjee:
I mean… Of course… “Narrow road …” was a difficult book that took many years to write, but I felt that “The Life of Others” was much better and harder to perform. Such a literary epic. and it’s a more complex piece of history (it reads like a dream) than the one that was considered a winner. I loved reading both books, so I was able to formulate my own assumption about security. Read these two special books to find out what it is. These are very beautiful works of modern English literature.
Stephen King’s “The Lizzie Story”:
I recently read “Lisey Story” and got a great experience. The more than 550-page grave I was working on was worth my time! I thought it was going to be the horrible story that Mr. Stephen King is so famous for, but no, in a way it’s not. Rather, it’s a psychological thriller that seems to haunt you to the end.
For me, the supposed “action” (albeit minimalist) begins on page 248 (I wrote it down), and from there it is impossible to stop. But before that, I’m afraid, it was a little tiring to go through the first half of the novel. In the first half of the story there was no action I expected, but it’s okay, it shouldn’t always be like this; In fact, the book is dedicated to finding subtle epic elements in everyday life in the lives of Lizzie, her husband and her sisters, which is also the basis that Mr. King understands: black humor. Epic is the right word for that. I held on and was rewarded with a brilliant second half with a good dose of “action” that I had hoped for. When I read the best half of the novel, it was like saying goodbye to sleep. Also, I just mentioned it, I think I can tell you that there was no problem admiring the story, especially the heartbreaking childhood experiences that Scott or Scoo really touched me. The letter is excellent, clear and unique.
“Ice Twins” by S.K. Tremayne
S.K. Tremayne’s “Ice Twins” is a super spine cooler: definitely an emotional psychological sensation. It’s so well written that I read a book with an obsession.
The plot unfolds on a small Scottish island and involves the false identities of twins (two identical twin sisters). One dies, the other survives. I liked the image of a family shattered by the pain and sadness of losing a loved one. I give four big stars to the virtuoso of the author’s narration.
Wilbur Smith’s “Hungry as the Sea”:
I just finished reading Wilbur Smith’s 1978 novel Hungry as the Sea. The most special thing about Mr. Smith is that he is not only a great, but also a wonderful storyteller.
Wilbur Smith’s “The Book of War”:
I’ve been reading “The Book” for the last month and just finished reading it. Lately I’ve been reading horrible books, and Wilbur Smith was first on my reading list. He is without a doubt one of the greatest adventurers of our time, and I am pleased to know that he is always at the peak of his abilities and resources. Reading this track was special for me.
In the days when I traveled a lot by train, I saw this book on the displays of AH Wheelers at stations on the east coast of our country. Several times I wanted to buy it, but it did not help. So I thought that was enough. Recently bought and started reading and my boy! I was completely confused by the epic treatise. “The Book” is a book of more than 500 pages, which describes the great African adventures of the bygone era of Egyptian pharaohs and talented princesses.
This is a really cute book that you enjoy reading a lot. I have a paper copy. Reading was like reaching a personal milestone – a really special feeling after reading one of his, dare I say, the most critical work to date?
“Hulam Hullah: Uncensored” by Rishi Kapoor:
It was nice to read a self-portrait of the old Rishi Kapoor, his autobiography “Hulam Hullah: Uncensored”.
I finished it in four days. It took me about the same amount of time to finish this highly recommended book. There are a lot of frank anecdotes and personal ideas that I didn’t know about, for example, I didn’t know that Nafiz Ali was offered to play Pit Kapadia in Bobby’s film and many others that you can look back with nostalgia. The book is well written, very fascinating and turns the pages: the highlight of the recently released collection of Bollywood autobiographies. The book received from me three and a half conservative stars (which largely rely on four). Don’t cut back.