Bits From Life, book review

Uff ! These Books Get You Addicted Dont They ?!


                                I am addicted to this particular state of mind. To be a little more precise , i am in a state of trance – yes a feeling of pure bliss , rather pensive . The reason being my past few days i hustled back home to indulge myself in the leisures of the paradise my home is . But to find myself immersed in this whole aura of lightheadedness , i demand more . Nothing short of having finished easing down my mind , the last sentence of  a paperback . And this time around the last week saw me forcing myself to savour the much needed pleasure of grazing two books back to back –  ” The Fountainhead ” by Ayn Rand and ” Another Chance ” by Ahmed Faiyaz .

                        Wondering about my choice of books and the range i just disclosed to you implicitly ? Those of you who have read “The Fountainhead ” must conjure how much of your mental energy the book demands draining you of your otherwise rotten concepts , nevertheless stacking your head up with brand new pragmatic ideas . I have just one word to utter regarding the book and that is ‘ Marvellous ‘ and the word speaks for itself . Perhaps for that sole reason, i wanted a book that would function as a breezer to let me relax on my couch with a cup of tea or a bar of chocolate with the story speeding past my eyes without much fuss in its part or much inquisitiveness from my part.

                      Well should admit the decision paid off well . I happened to finish the second book in just a matter of two hours . Though it appeared to be another cheesy romantic pick considering the first couple of chapters , to my relief the book started skewing to interesting paths then on . 

                    Getting a book on my hands and opening the first page is like welcoming a cold , refreshing downpour on a hot summer day . You yearn for more and more of it until your thirst is quenched . A book takes me up so much that i remain oblivious to the happenings of my home even if its my mother yelling at the top of her voice to relish on the hot steaming chicken dish she has prepared . Maybe that why i settle down with a book only when i can be sure of the fact that i have nothing more serious to be  done in another couple of hours or maybe for another day .

                         Let me come to what left me pensive this time around . As i mentioned about the books i have been reading you must have guessed it  by now that it should be concerning the books itself . Two nuggets i adsorbed from my book kept me pondering . I thought maybe i should jot them down as they promise to be path breaking in many regards . 

So here they go ;

1 ) ” The Fountainhead ” by Ayn Rand :      The one message which runs throughout the entire course of the book is ‘ Make your rules, stick to it . Never let anybody else take the decision for you . Want something to be done your way ? Go kick it . People will hover over you one day for being independent , because thats what most of them yearn to be , but fail to be letting themselves chained to the rules of the society ‘ .   Now can you blame me for having been taken up by this particular piece of  masterpiece this book promises to be ? 

2 ) ” Another Chance ” by  Ahmed Faiyaz :   Having said that this one is a drama packed with roller coaster ride of two young people trying hard to make their relationship work , you must have guessed what the moral of the story would be . But i happened to cut out a rather unique bit of cherry from this cake of a  novel and  that being – ‘ Do you have a desire or perhaps a wish which has been pricking you at the back of your head for long ? So long that it has almost become a part of you ?  Well its time you tackled the same head on ! That something is supposed to happen , for otherwise its rare the probabilities of this particular wish lingering consistently for this long.  I am not quite sure how many would agree , but then this chunk of  a thought does get your inner self lightened up , straightening things  a bit right ? 

                   There i am draining the thoughts which have been juggling inside my head for sometime now , left relieved and all pumped up . I see a hardcover with blue and golden shades trying its best to allure me for more adventure and that said i am signing off to satisfy my visual senses with ” The Immortals ” by  Amit Chaudhuri . Hopefully this one too should have lots to offer this self proclaimed bibliophile from the look of it 🙂 

Maliny   🙂

43 thoughts on “Uff ! These Books Get You Addicted Dont They ?!”

  1. I too am addicted to books…but than it depends on the kind I want to read on my mood. Like both the books you mentioned. Keep going back to fountain head.


  2. Very nicely written Maliny jhi :).
    I'm crazy about books 😀 :). I haven't read the ones you have mentioned.. Have to start as soon as my exams are over 😀 :).

    P.S: Can you please remove the WORD VERIFICATION? 😦 Please!!!


  3. you should definitely try out those pooja . . and aargh . . i hate word verification . .didnt knew i had it on . .i am sorry for the inconvenience . . i had it removed now . . dont let it prevent you from commenting further 😉


  4. Nice post.

    The last books which I couldn't keep aside were Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics.

    Have heard a lot about Fountainhead, but its sheer size is preventing me from taking it up :-). Maybe your post would serve as a motivator.


  5. Awesome point on books being addictive! They are indeed! Hope you bought a book or gifted one to someone on world book day. 🙂

    I've read the Fountainhead; its such an awesome book! It's a pity Ayn Rand didn't get due credit for it when she was alive.

    Great post!


  6. I love to read. Happy that I d'nt developed withdrawal symptoms when I go without it. 😉
    And when it comes to books, I pick them with great care.
    🙂 Thanks Maliny for sharing the nuggets.
    I've added those books already in my list.


  7. nice post.. especially cuz you mentioned fountainhead. THE one book i could never stop reading after reading it for the first time.. insanely rich writing… beautiful depiction of ideas, emotions, places and people. i used to carry it around everywhere i went and read randomly, any damn page onwards! too bad i grew up a cynic and dont idealise the book anymore. but still.. amazing book!


  8. when i was young i tried reading FH so many times but every time i picked it….few hours of mental imbalance i was forced to shut down my reading…i never understood the book but i guess its time for me to try once again as my power of understanding has changed a lot last couple of years….thanks for reminding me about it….and liked this post !


  9. @ vishal : yes she wasnt recognised for the book i read . . . but then as they say your talent gets recognised someday or the other. . unfortunate in her case it was too late . .


  10. there was a time when i was an addictive reader and have collection of books right from my teenage but now i do most my reading on internet, could be due to change in lifestyle but you are abs right books indeed are addictive .


  11. What we all take away from a book is unique to us. I loved what you took away from “Another Chance” As for “Fountain Head” and “Atlas Shrugged” and Gandhi's “Experiments with Truth” they were the books that had a profound influence on me as a young girl.


  12. Books make me go totally crazy… Any book store i visit.. i hav this strange restlessness in my head with an irresistible desire to read em al at once! 😛

    Well.. Fountain Head! I ve always heard a lot abt this book, i think it's time i laid my hands on it.


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  14. Well, same here… I get so fazed out while reading a book, so immersed in that world that I wonder whether it’s still morning or evening when reality strikes… I wonder whether we have had lunch yet… I wonder whether I should be hungry by now… Hehe..


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