Life of Pi and other good reads

I read at night. I read novels. It is how I clear my head of bits and bytes and problem solving.

I just finished reading Life of Pi. You don’t need to hear from me how marvelous this book was. In looking for this jpeg, I stumbled upon an essay by Yann Martel on www.powells.com about his writing the book. If you have read the book, you must certainly read this essay. It can answer some possible lingering questions.

Now I have begun a collection of short stories called “The Interpreter of Maladies“ which coincidentally is also of Indian theme. This collection was written by a young woman, her first publication, for which she won a Pulitzer!

I also read a number of other books based in India in the past year.

I seem to get on tracks like that. I recently went through a slew of books by Chinese authors and then a handful of Japanese. It is not by design that I do this – just happens that way. The book I read prior to Life of Pi was The Silent Cry by Kenzaburo Oe. This gorgeous book was written in the late 60’s and Oe won a Nobel prize in the late 90’s with this book being noted as one of his highest achievements.

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