Be the Sam to your Frodo!!
Be the Sam to your Frodo!!
Be the Sam to your Frodo!!
Book 2: 1Q84
You will read many fantasy books but there will be none like 1Q84. Its mind bending plot, complex protagonist. Murakami, like most of his novels, creates a unique and addictive world. The book of this size can be boring at times but the thrills it gives is beyond measure.
I love fantasy and I think it is largely because of the beauty of this book, the plot which is mind boggling always remains with you.
Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf the Gray, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the elf, Aragorn Son of Arathorn, Boromir and of course Bill the pony.
So lovely was the fellowship, so deep was their friendship, so mesmerising was the book.
Pick it, read it and you will love it.
I only wish Tom Bombadil had reappeared in the book again. He was such an interesting character!!
This is a hard book to follow or is it just me with my partially functioning brain. Everything starts making sense after the Council of Elrond, the epicness of it. It astonishes me how people are able to create such mystical world that you want to live in.
I wish I hadn't seen the movies all those years ago. It was a long time ago and I don't remember everything.
I am starting to Capture how epic this book is.
Also, I love the cracked spine.
50 BOOKS I LOVE
Book 1: The Famous Five series
I come from a small town with no reading culture,we had no book stores.Fortunately,we had a small library at school & period set up for reading.Everyone had to issue a book & read it since you had to give book review. So, grudgingly, as homework, I picked up one of the famous five books because it had the most fancy cover and fell in love with it.
CONTD. IN COMMENTS
Back to the reading ways after a short visit home and meeting my furry little friend!!
ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL, ONE RING TO FIND THEM,
ONE RING TO BRING THEM ALL AND IN THE DARKNESS BIND THEM.
Finally delving into the fantastical world during the magical festive season of Diwali!!
Apart from Shantaram, there are a number of noteworthy characters:-
My favorite is Abdul Khader Khan. Khader bhai sets the tone of the book, his ideas, philosophy, are very agreeable, but towards the end you get to know that he has been playing Shantaram all along. He starts off as a fatherly figure but in the end you realize that he is a gangster, a crime boss, a thug who is using everyone around him for his own goals.
Dark & Interesting!!
Chapter 23 of this book is one of the finest peice of writing I have ever read. It has a peolonged discussion on good and evil. What does it mean, who decides b/w the two and how the universe is moving towards the ultimate good reffered here as "tendency towards complexity".
Sharing a small excerpt from the chapter.
DAY 6 - Kings, Queens, Betrayal, Bravery, Targaryens and Dragons!
Day 4 - A little bit of adventure and a whole lot of fun!!
A blockbuster beginning to this mamoth of a book. Very excited to start this. It's over 900 pages but only a few pages in, I am hooked!!!
A good fantasy book or series is not just about good story, its about creating a whole new world which is beyond imagination yet very believable. Its beauty lies in the fact that you see yourself living in this world. This is a good fantasy book.
The start was slow but once the story picked pace, it was very enjoyable. The end was superb. I quickly started book 2 and came to know book 3 is still to be released so will have to wait for a while.
My friend Amit got a big promotion and he bought me these books and the beautiful bookmarks are from Prague gifted by Shruti who went vacationing in Europe, she is the rich girl of our group, LOL!!!
PS: I have always wanted a complete set of any book series, and now I have one!!
I am totally and utterly in love with Dark Crystal TV series on Netflix. It's beautiful and is bound to give you goosebumps. The writing is exquisite, it's very very enjoyable. Highly recommended to everyone whether you love fantasy or not. This is one of a kind!!!
This book is as weird as it's title. I realized Dirk Gently didn't have much to do here but that's his whole thing right!! he is a holistic detective after all.
This book is uncanny and inexplicable at times but is a fun read. Go for this if you like fantasy mixed with science fiction!!
This one is a real page turner, so many absurd and wild things happen in this one, sometines it's hard to keep up, but everything has a connection. This is Murakami at his best, creating a very relatable story along with fantastical elements. Would highly recommend it but would also advise to read it slowly to really enjoy it and keep track of everything.
Have been MIA from Litsy for a few days now. Have been on a Binge watch spree on Netflix, Some really good shows, Sacred Games, Mindhunters, Shetland!!!
Still a few pages to go on Kafka on the Shore!!!
During the first 70% of the book you are like "WHAT'S GOING ON?" and then BAMMM!!! there are aliens, a spaceship, a sofa stuck on a staircase, 2 ghosts and an electric monk, whatever that means!! and the fate of human race depends on a poem.
This book is annoying at times but really fun when every weird thing fits together. It's not a long book but one has to be patient because everything fits together, everything is 'HOLISTIC'!!