Mini Reviews

It is fun writing the mini-reviews – to-the-point and concise. Continuing the trend after the part-I and part-II.

I’ll Mature When I’m Dead – Dave Barry
This book seemed interesting when I read @_skp‘s recommendation on twitter. Promptly added to my wish-list, and bought it recently. I’ve nearly completed the book, and I am absolutely loving it. One of the most hilarious books I’ve ever read. The book’s title is catchy, and so is whole book.
Highly recommended!
Rating: 4.5/5

The Rozabal Line – Ashwin Sanghi
When you read a book you hope that by 100 pages or so the book would have moved ahead, but no not here. This book takes a long time to establish its characters and the plot, but everything comes together quite satisfyingly in the end. This book took some time to build up the momentum as there are multiple narratives going on in parallel.
Wish this book had an index/map/timeline which would point out what is happening to which character, in which place, and in what time.
An interesting read.
Rating: 3.5/5

The Cobra – Frederick Forsyth
This book is no different from a typical Frederick Forsyth book. The author has weaved a thriller around a next to impossible idea and very nearly pulled it off. After Al Qaeda (in The Afghan) he tackles the issue of Cocaine trade in this book. The US president wants to put an end to the drug-menace, and asks an ex-CIA guy to take over the task. The book follows this war on drugs and is a run-of-the-mill thriller.
One small thing I loved about the book was that a page was devoted to the recurring characters of the book.
If you enjoy thrillers, this book can easily be picked up.
Rating: 2.5/5

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time – Mark Haddon
A long overdue read. I picked this book on reading recommendations by @mythalez and @appi101. It has been quite some time since I finished the book, and I still don’t know whether I liked the book or not.
Some of the parts were awesome, but towards the end of the book I had lost all empathy for the protagonist. Does that make me a bad person, I have no clue!
A very different book from the ones I regularly read. Can be picked up based on your reading tastes.
Rating: 3/5

Digital Fortress – Dan Brown
Rubbish! Starts off really well, feels it has the makings of a good book and then inexplicably descends to a soppy melodramatic soap.
Stay away from this one, or read the initial few chapters and find the summary of the book to know the end.
Rating: 1.5/5


8 Responses to “Mini Reviews”

  1. 1 Douchbag news guys March 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Yay! more shit to plagiarize xD

    • 2 Kunal March 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

      And I thought that Akismet did not work for this comment till I saw the email id 🙂

      And dude, let somebody try to plagiarize again. Am willing to fight anytime 😀

  2. 3 mythalez March 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I guess that is the beauty of the curious dog 😉

  3. 7 delhizen March 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Okay one pick from here to my list of books to buy…Just a suggestion while giving mini reviews maybe you can add the categories each title comes under, fiction, humor and maybe explain a little more on what the book is about…

    Btw you multi read? As in more than one book at a time?

    PS: Put up a post-it on your blog- want to borrow content? T & C apply… 😉

    • 8 Kunal March 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

      That is an interesting idea – I’ll put up the genre too the next time.

      And yeah I’ve been multi-reading for a few years now. Mostly 3-4 books in parallel, and usually of different genres.

      As for the want-to-borrow note, it is there – called the CC license 😉

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