Tuesday, December 24, 2013

BLAH BOOK AWARDS 2013



TOP 3: FICTION
1.       2666 – Roberto Bolano
2.       Stoner – John Williams
3.       The Wandering Falcon - Jamil Ahmed

Honourable mention:
The War at the End of the World – Mario Vargas Llosa



TOP 3: NON-FICTION
Patriots and Partisans – Ramachandra Guha
Black hawk Down – Mark Bowden
When a Crocodile Eats The Sun – Peter Godwin
From Heaven Lake – Vikram Seth

I actually don’t have a ranking for non-fiction this year. 4 wonderful books. Patriots and Partisans is a MUST read for every Indian just like India After Gandhi. Black Hawk Down is every bit as gripping as the movie. When a Crocodile eats the Sun is a heartbreaking memoir about family and nationhood and the tragedy of Africa. While Vikram Seth makes China and Tibet so vivid and his writing is so evocative, you almost feel like you’re there hitchhiking with him

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