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Parvez

Parvez

Joined January 2018

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The Collectors by David Baldacci
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An Unnecessary Woman | Rabih Alameddine

I long ago abandoned myself to a blind lust for the written word. Literature is my sandbox. In it I play, build my forts and castles, spend glorious time. It is the world outside that box that gives me trouble. I have adapted tamely, though not conventionally, to this visible world so I can retreat without much inconvenience into my inner world of books.

readordierachel That's lovely. 1w
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An Unnecessary Woman | Rabih Alameddine
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BookwormM Brilliant book 1w
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The mountain of the moon | Bibh?tibh?sha?a Bandyop?dhy??a
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Chandar Pahar is a book originally written in Banali langauge. Set in 1909-10, this is the story of a young Bengali man, Shankar. His cravings for a life full of adventure and excitement brings him to the Dark Continent Africa. From a small village in Bengal to Uganda to Salisbury, his journey is a veritable roller-coaster which takes him through many intimidating forests, mountains and deserts. Loved it.

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Story of Your Life | Ted Chiang
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Loved it.

SpaceCowboyBooks This book was excellent. Looking forward to reading his new one. 2w
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The mountain of the moon | Bibh?tibh?sha?a Bandyop?dhy??a
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Currently reading this Bengali masterpiece.

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Story of Your Life | Ted Chiang
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Currently reading!!

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Nothing Lasts Forever | Vish Dhamija,
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Panpan

Disappointed. Heard a lot about this book for being a good thriller. A big let down. Almost all characters were flat, Simple plot, no big twist in the end. Almost predicted the end. This was a pan for me.

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Currently reading. It's great to know that there are books explaining the philosophy of popular culture.

readordierachel Sounds interesting! 1mo
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Ashvamedha | Aparna Sinha
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The story revolves around the protagonists Ashwin Jamwal who aspires to serve his country and make it better and Hades, who desires to become the most powerful man (amongst other characters who play important parts in building the story). Characters sometimes feel like 2 dimensional. Nothing more to say.

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Disgrace | J. M. Coetzee
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The protagonist David Lurie is an English language professor who lives his life on his own terms. Being a Romantic he doesn‘t believe in compromising with his principles. However, as the story progresses, David Lurie is revealed increasingly to be human - with his reverence for Wordsworth and Byron on the one hand and the objectification of women on the other.

Parvez The troubles which they have to face now is not something they are ready to deal with. Her response is equally bewildering for me as an outsider to understand, but therein lies the whole point of the book. 2mo
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Disgrace | J. M. Coetzee
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Started it. Love his writing.

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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The story focuses on how grown-ups are only interested in figures or matters of very little importance in life, in which the Little Prince cannot understand.Story highlights how most grown-ups miss out on the simple things in life, such as friendship, love and the beauty of the world because they are too occupied with gaining wealth and power. They are tricked into believing that figures or having money is important, but their life has no meaning.

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The book has a simple plot, however what makes it special is, how beautifully it is written. An alien assassin is send to kill a famous mathematician. From the alien‘s naked (but unembarrassed) entry to our planet right through to the end, where he understands us better than we understand ourselves, this warm-hearted novel never misses a beat.

Reggie I loved this book!!!! Nice review! 2mo
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The Thief and the Dogs | Naguib Mahfouz
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Heavily dependent on imagery, in typical style mastered by Mahfouz. The novel is remarkable because it is the first to employ to stream of consciousness style of writing in Arabic. It helped, therefore, to confirm Mahfouz‘s stature as a pioneer in the field of Arab literature.

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Throughout the book the author keeps looking for solitude. It's a longing to get back in that solitude. It's a narrative of a Kashmiri Pandit longing for his homeland. While I was reading the book, I felt the pain and suffering which Kashmiri Pandits went through.The powerful and emotional narrative of a young Kashmiri Pandit about his grandparents, parents, and the pitiful condition of his neighbours made me stick to the book till I finished it.

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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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Read it quite a while back. Forgot to post it. I totally loved Lin Baba, Prabhakar and every other characters. It was not just a story, it was an experience. Definitely a pick!!!

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Currently reading!!!

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The Colour Out of Space | H P Lovecraft
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My first Lovecraft book. Will definitely read another. Very vivid descriptions and yet I feel like everyone probably has a totally different experience because it leaves much up to the imagination.

Liz_M That is a wonderfully creepy cover, too! 3mo
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In gripping detail, they recount the drama, tensions, and everyday activities of the man they knew as a husband and father. Jean Sasson is a wonderful writer. Pick for me.

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Short but a powerful read. This brilliant girl is resourceful, and tries to outmaneuver the men who want to control her. But her gender seals her fate. Definitely a pick

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I have triumphed over both life and death because I no longer desire to live, nor do I any longer fear to die. I want nothing. I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. Therefore I am free. For during life it is our wants, our hopes, our fears that enslave us. The freedom I enjoy fills them with anger. They would like to discover that there is after all something which I desire, or fear, or hope for.

MayJasper Such powerful words 4mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Dark Matter is one of those addictive, edge-of-your seat thrillers that sucks up every second of your free time until the story is done. It hurtles along at a gripping pace, twisting and turning continuously thanks to its smart and enticing plot. That said, I loved it. Exciting plot, brilliantly executed. Highly recommended for sci-fi thriller lovers.

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Currently reading!!
Heard a lot about this book.
Finally getting to read this.

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Sea of Rust | C. Robert Cargill
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As strange as it sounds, for a book that does not feature a single human, Sea of Rust has better characterisation and more engaging and well fleshed-out characters than most novels in the genre that were published last year, even awarded ones. A rather unanticipated and strangely exhilarating writing that comes from a completely unexpected direction.

TheSpineView Sounds good. Stacked! 5mo
Reggie Great review, man!!! I‘m so glad you liked it. The whole Isaac story really blew my mind in here. And there was still the rest of the book!!!! 5mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Hooked!!!!!!
Very interesting

BethM Loved this! 5mo
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The Old Man and Me | Elaine Dundy
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Old me🤣🤣🤣🤣
Old me
Having fun with F
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julesG Grandpa You doesn't look that bad. 😀 5mo
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Sea of Rust | C. Robert Cargill
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Currently reading!!😄📗📗
@Reggie liked your review pal.

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Such a Long Journey | Rohinton Mistry
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It is a great read set in 70s Mumbai around Parsi community with a background of Politics and Bangladesh war. Social and political commentary runs hand in hand with the Nobles' story throughout.
This commentary by the author, and his descriptions of various customs, emotions, scenes and events are really something appreciable.
Loved it!!

Blaire I loved a fine balance. Haven‘t heard of this one. 5mo
Parvez @Blaire I have also read A fine balance, which was one of my all time favourite. 5mo
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julesG Any good? 5mo
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Gripping storyline spanning the Indian historical landmarks from 1947 independence, 1972 Bangladesh war , emergency. Arnab manages to weave multiple narratives , deep characters with a good balance of English and local langauge.

Look forward to the part 2 edition of this story

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Currently reading!!!

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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts

We can deny the past, but we can‘t escape its torment because the past is a speaking shadow that keeps pace with the truth of what we are, step for step, until we die.

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Library book haul. Sounds interesting

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This is an insightful travelogue about his wanderings along India's western & eastern borders, also known as the Radcliffe Line, named after the British barrister, Sir. Cyril Radcliffe, who was tasked with the unenviable chore of dividing the Indian sub-continent. we can see that Ghosh's sense of history can be often a delicious blend of the sublime & the mundane & that is one of the many reasons I loved his book.

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Shantaram: A Novel | Gregory David Roberts
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Currently reading this great book📖📖

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Library book haul😊😊😊

readordierachel 😍😍 8mo
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It‘s a simple story of two friends one who is a Jew and another who is son of Fury‘s hand picked general to do his dirty work against the jews in Poland. The books explores with child emotions and how pure they are in the world of dispare and cruelty. Might be a short read but it leave a big impact on you.

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It was a really nice and quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it!. It's more her story than anything, of self-discovery and finding a desire to become a writer, than that of the actual women she talks about.

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Currently reading!

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Currently reading!!📖📖

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The Book started with the importance of meaning in Life, Life of purpose, meaning rather than quest for happiness. And then how to find the meaning of our life, its pillars Belongings, Purpose, Story Telling & Transcendences. How to find the pillars of Meaning of life.

Louise The importance of meaning is the premise of Viktor Frankl‘s Logotherapy. Have you read his work? Man‘s Search For Meaning and The Will To Meaning are both excellent. There are some YouTube interviews with him too. He developed his ideas while in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Such a powerful story. (edited) 8mo
Parvez @Louise yes, I have read it(Man's search for meaning),but a long time ago. Thinking of rereading it. 8mo
Louise 👍 8mo
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He‘s clever, witty, entertaining, and his research is on show here, producing insight, wisdom and startling nuggets of information. The author travels through Kolkata weaving the City of Joy and its inhabitants into lovely, heart warming incidents. The author mixes right amount of history, and economics.

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"Each of us has worked by improvisation, discovering the shape of our creation along the way.” Our identities and experiences, in other words, are constantly shifting. By taking the disparate pieces of our lives and placing them together into a narrative, we create a unified whole that allows us to understand our lives as psychologists say, is a key source of meaning.

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Calcutta, to me, is a sturdy, grime-coated grandfather's clock, whose pendulum was set into motion over 300 years ago and which continues to swing with the same precision between extremities: despair and joy; anger and celebration; chaos and culture; the permissive and the conservative; defiance and deference. As long as the pendulum continues to swing between these extremities, Calcutta will live on.

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Currently reading!!📖📖😄

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This wise, stirring book rounds up the latest research—and the words of great thinkers across generations—to argue that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives and is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness.

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Autumn Bird | Sucitra Bhattacarya
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No dreams are too small or too easy – Hemanter Pakhi teaches us that. The book also inspires us to take what we deserve and to stay strong, even when we‘re alone, even when the people around us are perhaps not so encouraging. And the best part of the book is how it‘s written in a very fluid manner, with very few tough words, and how it is the story of every single middle class bengali household ever.

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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This is a story about friendship, sacrifice, love, lies, repentance, tragedy, pain and redemption.The devastation of Afghanistan, the abolishment of monarchy, the Russian invasion and then Taliban rule has been described very boldly and is really heartbreaking. This book is not for the light-hearted people at all. This is a tragic story which will leave you sad and heartbroken.

kathedron Daughter and I were in a book shop a couple of days ago. "Look, it's "The Kite Runner" I said. "The one with the boy? The one that made you cry?" she said. Yes, that one. ? 8mo
EllieDottie I love this book!! 8mo
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