Books are ‘Magic carpets’ that have ‘Time travel’ capabilities. They adopt us and gently carry us to times before and after our lifetimes. They have the irrefutable power of helping bored minds transcend that boredom. There are “Thrillers” that scintillate the mind, “Love stories” that enthrall us, “Murder mysteries” that create new neural pathways thus invigorating our senses. Two such wonderful finds, in the “Thriller” category, are ”The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides and “Couple next door” by Shari Lapena. In the world of technology, blazing guns and super heroes these books stand apart for their sheer cerebral stimulation and style of writing; they are intelligently scripted keeping the reader guessing endlessly; the climb is precipitous and the climax, absolutely fulfilling. Must read!!
It has been a long 3 months of summer that was and is probably still eclipsed by the lockdown. Many a minds sanity was retained thanks to Amazon Prime and Netflix. However, I managed to get through the isolation in the company of my ever present lovers and boyfriends, My Books.
It was “Who is John Galt”? (of Atlas Shrugged) that captured my interest and became my travel companion during the lockdown journey. Scarlett O’ Hara and Rhett Butler (Of Gone with the Wind) added colour and zing with Ravan (from Amish Tripathi’s series) adding the grey tones to the scene. It was, indeed, many such stalwarts of the imaginary world who helped me sustain the complete social isolation imposed by the invisible titan called Covid.
Would be great if you guys share the names of authors who embellished your minds.