May 17, 2009

Books! Moi best companion for now (If u don count Mafia wars @ FB)

Disclaimer : LONG post and it’s all about books. So pardon me if you find this post very boring !!

Of late I am really very jobless. Another sign which reminds you that college life has come to an end. So am having ample time to nag all the people around me to the extent that they go mad and wonder why the hell my college got over..! Ever since college started I didn’t get the pleasure of reading any novels back to back, which I used to do when I was in school. My mom used to get so much irritated with that habit of mine that one day she threw all my books up at the loft. But she forgot that I used to have one big source called library at school. Fortunately mine was a good one. Being one of the bright students of the readers club at my school I was given 2 issue cards, which enabled the privileged to issue 4 books at the same time. So my happy soul used to issue 4 hardy boys collection and used to hide it between the big computer “C+” book. I never read that C+ book. Hate that subject. I still wonder how I passed in computer science. I still detest it. But that bloody subject still haunts me, cos now my sister is learning it at school and she comes to me with all scary doubts. Anyway this post is about the novels which I have finished in the past one week. So bookworms are welcome while the souls who use novels as pillow can close the window now itself.

I have been trying out new authors. I have not heard about some of them at all. But since I have lots like that right now so thought that why not give them a shot !!

My first one was THE BLUE HOUR by T.Jefferson Parker
Murder mystery. 2 detectives nab down a psychopathic serial killer, who abducts beautiful young women from the malls and kills them in one horrifying way.

Nice plot. The author wanted to develop a very different type of serial killings which he tried to do in this book. The book has couple of kickass one liners, which prompted me to use them while I was chatting with one of my friends. She got so surprised that she logged out abruptly without even telling me bye. I guess I scared her off :D

At certain points, the author has given lots of technical details which will confuse you at times unless and until you are medical students. Such details lead to cooking up of biryani in the end, which is absolutely tasteless. You have to go back by few pages and read again to see what you have missed. But the climax was built nicely. You can almost feel the suspense.

Bottomline : “OK” book, which you can read when you are really jobless like me.

ABSOLUTE RAGE by Robert. K. Tanenbaum
A lawyer and detective (husband and wife duo) investigates their neighbor’s murder mystery and in the midst fights hard to protect their own family from the killers.

Again nice plot. I loved the detective character, Marlene. Samma character. Even otherwise all the other characters sketched out in a nice way. All were given equal importance. Entire story was gripping.
Lots of useless details were given. They were of no use at all at times. Got bored when such huge paragraphs in the name of conversations came up.

Bottomline : “Good” one. It won’t bore you.

THE JOB by Douglas Kennedy
One smart salesman finds himself a victim of downsizing and then grabs upon a job offered by one of his friends. Unfortunately that job definition includes murders, fraud, embezzlement and lots of trouble !!! How he comes out of all the trouble is the story.

Now this guy can write !! If I remember this is the only book which I was not able to keep down at all, after Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. I just wanted to finish it in one go. The book is very fast paced and you enjoy the pace also. The Times has described it as “A furiously paced, compulsive thriller” which is really true.

His main character talks a lot !! Like my 4 year old cousin. At times you would like to shout out ”Will you stop thinking for a while and shut up?” But in the end, you will find yourself sympathizing with it when his wife leaves him.

Bottomline : “Brilliant” one. In fact I am going to try other books by this author.

WISH YOU WELL by David Balcaddi
2 kids, aged 12 and 7 meets with one accident which marks their dad under dead and mother under paralyzed and in coma. So they go off to Virginia mountains to their great grandmother where they have to get up at 5 in the morning to help her out with all the chores. But the new town’s greed and justice brings the family in one difficult position. How they protect each other and how they stand up for the other is the story.

This author is usually known for his suspense novels and this novel is his first attempt at a different beat. And I must say that it’s beautifully written. You will sail along with the flow of the story. Its written to the point. No useless dialogues. The characters and their feelings is sketched out beautifully

Bottomline : I loved it !! Finished the 368 pages in 7 hours flat !!

HORNET’S NEST by Patricia Cornwell
Murder mystery again but never mind!! I was never able to go past 4 chapters. It’s beats even history books by making you feel sleepy.

Presently I am reading BEYOND YESTERDAY by Robert Wheeler. Kind of OK book but let me first finish it !!


Pretty Me!! said...

wish you were in blore so i could borrow a few of these books from u !! actually i would have taken all ;) !! m a book worm basically but havent read much past 2 mnths !! go on!! u will love it :)

Arv said...

and I thought you were doing loads of things... nice reads though.... have a good time... take care... cheers...

Chronicwriter said...

ellamey englis buthagamaaa?

engaluku englis buks padika theryaadhunga..

c+ + ? balagurusaaaameeeeeeeeeee padichadhundaaa?

aalaiyae kaaanom..


Thoorika said...

@ Pretty me

:) Ya ..I love it :)

@ Arv

Wrong assumptions !!! :D

Thoorika said...

@ Chriz

Acho.. Am not so educated like you pa.. to read balagurusaaaameeeeeeeeeee.. engaluku verum englipish books dha puriyum.. ya ..out of town.. adha not able to come online regularly..

vemuri said...

hmmm good.... u reminded me of reading my half read novel....

will read it today anyway


Thoorika said...

lolz!!good good.. wat novel ?!

Elvia said...


I haven read any of these books :p

BTW commenting is a bit hectic. pls change the way we comment in ur posts

Karthik said...

Kumudam, Kalki, Ananda VikadaN?? Mills and Boon romba cheap 99 rp at first hand and 20-25 depending upon ur bargaining skill in Moor market... btw, Price pothurunda nalla irundurukkum!! Any WOLVERINE books?? How to correct a girl in 10 days??

Ki said...

I *LOVE* Wish you well. It's my FAVOURITE!!! :D :D :D

Winnie the poohi said...

babes! you are my kinda reader :D :D

You have inspired me to post my list :D :D

P.S: whenever i come to your site i get completely distracted by the game and then i forget to comment.. but i visit always :D

Thoorika said...

@ Elvia

Lolz !! Thanks for the comments nevertheless !!! Sure I will change the way of commenting as soon as I figure out how to change it :D

Thoorika said...

@ Karthik

Acho .. Next time lendhu price poduren.. and the kind of books which you were reffering abt.. I shall write one myself for you.. will you buy it ?! :D

Thoorika said...

@ Ki

Now mine also :)

Thoorika said...

@ Winnie the poohi

The game is addictive nd fun.. is it not ?:D I inspired you ?! lolz !!! Honoured to know tat !!! :) I left you a small note in your blog !!! pls do check it !!! Take care

BrownPhantom said...

Impressive collection . I need to upgrade my collection soon :).

Thoorika said...

Thanks !! :)

Elithraniel Arawion said...

ok.. now y havent' i heard of even one of those books?!?! except the c + :P i finally read curious case of the dog.... its super!

Thoorika said...

You hav not heard of David Balcaddi ?!!!!!! He is one amazing author !!! Ya curious case is really nice !!!