current read

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon

         This book remains one of my favourites till date and I keep going back to it at regular intervals...never fail to be awed at the way the author gets into the psyche of a child with Asperger Syndrome. That the commonplace can be so awe inspiring at times and can totally leave you floored is evident in this fictional work...a must read

Daisy Miller by Henry James
        This book is part of my attempt to go back to reading the classics after a long hiatus...and who better than Henry James. I can never forget the eerie atmosphere in his Turn of the Screw which definitely left an impact on me. I consider him especially adept at the horror genre because of his refusal to follow the norm of horror story telling of the time. His comment in the New York Edition "the strange and sinister embroidered on the very type of the normal and easy," describes it to a t. The book I’m reading currently is Daisy Miller which apparently is the story of a young American girl and the adventures that follow her on her travels to Europe.


This is one of my favourite thrillers and i am currently re-reading this book and enjoying it just as much as I did the first time. The thing that I love most about this book is that the protagonist is vulnerable yet strong and so very human. The story is gripping and has a lot of dark shades which keep me enthralled.



I had all but forgotten about this page where I am supposed to update all the books that I am reading as I go along. As this post is coming after a long interval it makes it all the more exciting.
I have recently stumbled upon the works of Henry Cecil Leon, while browsing in my favourite bookstore which sells old books… who wrote under the pen names Henry Cecil and Clifford Maxwell, was a judge and a writer of fiction about the British Legal System.
His works that I’m currently reading are Tell You What I’ll Do and Tales from the Bench and am thoroughly enjoying them. The most interesting aspect about Cecil’s style of writing is his ability to understate things and understate them to ridiculous extents. I especially love the way in which the charaters are prodding and poking each other’s beliefs and flouting the norms of society while enjoying it the whole time. This is a good example of my living vicariously I guess… 


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