Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Writers

"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” Oscar Wilde

Karachi is sizzling these days and what better way to spend the long, hot afternoons than to curl up in a cool corner with a good book. Now it isn’t as easy as it sounds. Too much choice is a bad thing and when one book is read and done with, I’m on the search for the next one. I made this task a little easy for myself by choosing authors through their birth months. Doing this made life so much simpler; I found a method to the madness (finding a book to read) and got around to reading authors I’d been ignoring.

October happens to be the birth month of some amazing writers, poets and playwrights which includes, but is not limited to, P.G.Wodehouse ( A Damsel in Distress), Evelyn Waugh (Brideshead Revisited), Sylvia Plath (The Bell Jar), Oscar Wilde (Selected Plays), Vaclav Havel (Essays), Harold Pinter (Selected plays), John Keats, and Mario Puzo (The Godfather).

Too much choice is a bad thing!

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Mario Puzo