New books have been borrowed. And bought. I have read a little bit from three different books.
1. The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi
The Shiva Trilogy has gained Amish a lot of fans and readers. I read the first book (The Immortals of Meluha) in record speed. Then I never found/made the time to read the second book. Now that the third book is out and a lot of people have read it, also since I have all the three books with me, I decided that I might as well finish reading them. So I picked this book. What I love about the author is that he has a wonderful story and great imagination. What I hate is his style of writing.
His writing is very ordinary which does not do complete justice to the lovely story he has. Nevertheless, the books have to be read.
2. The Screwtape Letters by C.S.Lewis
I got this book from a friend and I picked it up because it seemed interesting. And it is.
The writing is really good (it is C.S.Lewis after all). And the imagination is fabulous. To conceptualize and write a set of 31 letters from a senior devil to a junior level is indeed a wonderful talent. It is not so easy, when all our lives we have been trained to look at things from the ‘right’ point of view, to think and write from the ‘devil’s’ point of view.
But C.S.Lewis has done it and the letters are hilarious. Not the rolling-on-the-floor-laughing hilarious, but genuinely funny to read about a devil plotting with his nephew on how to prevent the man from going to the ‘Enemy’ side. Enemy here is God.
Six letters done, another 25 to go.
3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
I watched the movie and I loved it. Now I shall the book and three other stories which are part of the book.