Books - Views & Reviews

I write about two kinds of books - the ones I absolutely fall in love with and the ones I hate. It is very difficult to comment on books which:

1. Leave you awestruck and you walk about with a dazed look on your face once you've finished reading. 
2. Are so mediocre you feel miserable afterwards. And not because you wasted money on them but oh, the time you spent on them while there are so many other books to be read.
3. Are written by people you know. Because it is very hard to be objective and sometimes, truthful. 

The following books fall in one of the three categories. Feel free to click on the titles and share your thoughts. [This list is not representative of all the books covered on Beanbag Tales. If you're interested in other titles please click here].



Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Jamil Ahmad
The Wandering Falcon

Albert Camus
The Outsider

Colette
The Cat

Roald Dahl
Going Solo
Boy
Switch Bitch
James and the Giant Peach
George's Marvellous Medicine
Esio Trot

Musharraf Ali Farooqi
Tik-Tik, the Master of Time

Amitav Ghosh
The Hungry Tide

Nick Hornby
Juliet, Naked
A Long Way Down

Ruth Prawar Jhabvala
In Search of Love and Beauty

Nikita Lalwani
Gifted

Moni Mohsin
Tender Hooks

Vladimir Nabakov
King, Queen, Knave

V.S.Naipaul
The Mystic Masseur

R.K.Narayan
The Guide 

John Steinbeck
The Wayward Bus

Bram Stoker
Dracula

Tolstoy
Anna Karenina

Evelyn Waugh
A Handful of Dust

Oscar Wilde
An Ideal Husband
The Picture of Dorian Gray 

P.G.Wodehouse
Carry on, Jeeves
A Damsel in Distress
How Right You Are, Jeeves