Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 4: Favorite books

I know the topic is favorite books and am supposed to write about particular books and not the authors, but I kinda need to like the author first and then I eventually liked all the books by the authors I've mentioned.  

Archie comic, I can say at least 90% (who read English) know about it.
The comic is known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews (the lead actor, just another guy at school), Betty Cooper (the girl next door), Veronica Lodge (the popular rich hottie of the school), Reggie Mantle (the rich brat) and Jughead Jones (Archie’s best buddy) at the Riverdale school.

This book reminds me of my school days. I had this library membership then and I used to read a book daily. When I was done with series of books present in girls’ library I did go to the guys’ library and get books on my father’s account! (Yes, I was that crazy!)

Sidney Sheldon is the 7th best fiction (and crime thriller) selling author today. 

Yes, I'm a Sheldon fan and his were some of the earliest books I read as a teenager. More importantly, I love them even today. They may not be liked by most of the people today, but they were the best of their time.  

His story lines are well paced, exciting with some spectacular twists, also memorable characters and certainly has that factor to keep the readers hooked and doesn't lag at any point. There are times, where the story becomes predictable, also some loop holes but still the stories managed to retain their charm and entertain.
“Tell me your dreams” is one of his best books that I’ve read.

Dan Brown is an American author of thriller fiction who is best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. Brown's novels are treasure hunts set in a 24-hour period and feature the recurring themes of cryptography, keys, symbols, codes, and conspiracy theories.
His books have been translated into 52 languages, and as of 2012, sold over 200 million copies. –Wikipedia.

Brown's novels feature the lead character Robert Langdon and are always based on Christianity, and as a result, have generated controversies.

I have read only two books of him till date, “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Deamons”. And I have seen their movies too (liked the books better though, maybe coz movie wasn’t that surprising after knowing the whole story).
I have loved him so far and have taken up his recently published “Inferno”.

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