Jan 16th, 2012 by Lisa
It’s Monday! What are you Reading?
|It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. To let others know what you are reading and to see what others are reading, head on over to her site.|
This week’s reading list includes two books that have been on my TBR list for at least a year. I am listening to Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (love the Australian accent) and reading Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand. I read a lot faster than I can blog and have accumulated a stack of books I still need to do posts on. As I read more books, the details of the ones in the stacks start to fade. Reading these hefty books, each one over 900 pages, will hopefully help me catch up before moving on to the next read. Here are the summaries from the book flaps:
|It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. So begins this epic, mesmerizing first novel set in the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Shantaram is narrated by Lin, an escaped convict with a false passport who flees maximum security prison in Australia for the teeming streets of a city where he can disappear.Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, the two enter Bombay’s hidden society of beggars and gangsters, prostitutes and holy men, soldiers and actors, and Indians and exiles from other countries, who seek in this remarkable place what they cannot find elsewhere.|
|The astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is unlike any other book you have ever read. It is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man’s body, but about the murder – and rebirth – of a man’s spirit. This novel presents an astounding panorama of human life—from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy—to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction—to the philosopher who becomes a pirate—to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph—to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad—to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.|
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