One of these days, my right brain is going to rot and fall off.
Well, that apart….
Takes me 1.5 hrs to commute to work these days. So far, I have had the luxury of going in chauffeur driven car (my dad was out of town for a week), and that meant I was able to use the time well. Finished two books in 2 weeks. “Blink” was one, and the other “The curious incident of the dog in the night time”. The latter was better, much better actually. Different genres of course, still, it’s not all that difficult to compare. There’s only one real benchmark for a good book. How much satisfaction did it give you?
Blink is typical Malcom Gladwell fare. Darn good storytelling. But unlike his earlier book, “Tipping point”, there’s nothing much you can take away from this one. The insights you gain are the sort of insights that don’t really mean much. I am glad I bought it on MG Road. Recommendation: Worth a read, for trivia/curiosity value. Chances are you will drop it quarterway, if you have better things to do.
“The curious incident…” is a curious book. Excellent storytelling again. Not much of a story, but since the book’s so different from the usual fare, that’s alright. At times, you almost feel you know, I mean, you really really know, how it must be to be an autist. The other clever thing is how Mark Haddon makes the book meatier by filling it with irrelevant facts & details that actually add to the story. Recommendation: Must read. Let me say this. After I finished it, I have been doing logic puzzles for two days.
Right now, I need to attend a coffee talk. So, I shall get going.