I have been trying to read a couple of books every month in 2019. In March, I read-
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The story begins right where the title suggests- a dog has been murdered in the night-time and our protagonist, a young boy with Asperger’s syndrome discovers this curious incident. He decides to play detective and find out who killed the dog. The novel is a diary that he keeps while trying to solve this murder mystery. However, life as a person suffering from Asperger’s syndrome is different than others, and the novel deals with his relationships with his parents, teachers, strangers, neighbors, and how he goes on this adventure of dealing with the mystery and its after-effects. The most important thing to keep in mind while reading this novel is to remember the condition of our protagonist, if you forget that then it might feel like a so-so book. Read this book if you want to experience the world through the eyes of a young autistic teenager.
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Another classic Christie murder mystery. Ten strangers are brought together on an island but the hosts are nowhere to be found. A recording of their crimes is played and one by one they start dying under mysterious conditions as dictated by the nursery rhyme ‘And then there were none’. Action-Packed suspense ensues until everyone is dead and it’s still not clear as to who killed them. Read it to find out the rest.
- Ghalib- Sangeet ke Saanche me Dhali Ghazle by T.N. Raj
It’s a selection of the best ghazals of Ghalib and also contains a little biography and funny instances from Ghalib’s life.
- Three Thousand Stitches by Sudha Murty
A selection of real-life instances from Sudha Murty’s life from her childhood stories of her grandparents to a hectic working day at Infosys Foundation. The stories evoke admiration, laughter and sometimes move you to tears.