Recent books

I wanted to write something about the books I recently read. Anyway, I am not a good reviewer. Just I am sharing my thoughts with you:

1) Digital fortress by Dan Brown
Bought this book after reading the well known DVC. It’s a techno thriller- about NSA( Nation security Agency ). Never ever try to compare this with DVC. He had a very difficult task of writing a story that involves only intelligent people. He had to compromise a lot to make the story interesting. Some of places that was funny for me:

  • Professionals in NSA not locking their monitors when they leave their desk- just reduce the brightness of the monitor 🙂 ( DB has friends in NSA – so, it may be true as well )
  • Decrypting a message in brute-force without know what the algorithm is. If anyone has some knowledge – let me know. Are they trying all algorithms in brute-force. Is it possible ??

The second storyline – search for a ring was totally predictable and irritated me 🙁
But the book has some surprises as well. You can try it.

2) Thunaiyezhuthu( Tamil ) – S. Ramakrishnan:
This came as a weekly column in Aanandha Vikatan. I used to read it. I bought the book that compiled all those episodes as I have missed some of them. In this,he writes about love- unexpressed & failures, friendship, lies, his love for books, places, nature and everything. His writing is simple but soaked in emotions that makes your eyes wet. I have seen water oozing from my roomie’s eyes 🙂
His first episode is about a barbie doll in the in the hands of a child. One day, he finds the doll without its head and thinks about the days his child used to have it him- even during sleep. Then he finds the head without its hair and beauty in some other place and the kid totally not cared about it. Then he compares it with real human lives…and ends it with the yesudas song that he started liking from that day :
“neeyum bommai naanum bommai ninaithu parthaal ellam bommai”.
Actually you need to read the book to feel it . Even if you think, your heart is just a motor that sucks blood from veins and pushes into the arteries, it’s worth a try. Of course you should know Tamil 🙂

Currently reading: Angels and Demons – Dan Brown

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“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”

  • Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
  • itsme

    >Hi the digital fortress was so predictable… everything was predictable…. especially in de end … the difference between the 2 elements… the ring… the password 2 de lift…

    Im going 2 read “the da vinci code” heard its a superb book…

    Actually i was looking 4 the older version… wen i took de digital fortress by mistake …

  • Chez

    >Hi Krish

    i too didnt find Digi fortress very interesting… there wasnt any element of surprise. the Da vinci Code was superb. starting from the plot everything including the clues and puzzles were superb.

    You’ll find Angels and Demons interesting. Actually i read it in e-book too, but i unlike those HTML formats available, i converted it into easy-to-read PDF..

    if you’d like to have it, then drop a mail. i’ll send it to u…

    have a nice time..

  • Somu

    >Hey Krish, OBL infact is so much fun and we had no oppurtunity to act weird as it was in a controlled environment. I have been there three times and every one of them was an experience by itself.

    I had revived my reading habits with DVC and now am currently reading GODFATHER>. Next in line is Angels and Demons, and maybe I would wait for your review on that. Anyways, I have already bought the book… so good or bad, am gonna try it out. How is it so far ?

  • Prasad

    >hey krish.. even me reading Angels n Demons now.. jus started..
    I completed DVC just some days back.. and had posted abt it jus y’day and see that u too ahve written abt Dan Brown..
    so, Digital Fortress is not good. hmm, will keep that in my mind..

  • Krish

    >krish@itsme:
    yes.. even i was able to predict the result…when the diff. betwn. the elemst came up 🙂

    krish@Anand:
    yup.. A&D seems interesting.. i have started reading it… i sent mail to another Anand.. instead of u 🙁

    krish@somu:
    Happy reading. A&D is a good book. You don’t need my revies: just check the link i gave above !

    krish@prasad:
    Good ..u r also reading the same book! enjoy…

  • Me

    >me not big fan of books……. except nondetail that comes with english classes in school i never read any kadha books….

  • Me

    >blogrollin u hope its fine

  • Krish

    >krish@me:
    Dont worry..i’ll send some of my school books… thx for blogrolling me 🙂

  • Sweety

    >hmmmmm! hve 2 start reading DVC and A&D…..blah blah 🙂

  • prasanna.mansa

    >Hi Krish,

    Initially I liked S.Ramakrishnan writings and started disliking it. I really don’t know the exact reason. But some of his narratings are not in my taste and more about negative side of the world. And most are self-portrait.

  • Krish

    >krish@sweety:
    good…enjoy reading…;)

    krish@prasanna:
    mm..ok. I have not read any other writings by him. Sure I’ll give a try 🙂
    In “Thunaiyezhuthu”, i don’t think he wrote abt negative side (though i didn’t like some of his views )

  • Chalam

    >hi,
    Hope u started reading dhesaanthri also.thunaiezhuthu was the first SRK’s series in vikatan then kadhavilaasam.Now he started the dhesaanthri.Its worth to buy vikatan every week jus for him.

  • Chalam

    >hi,
    Hope u started reading dhesaanthri also.thunaiezhuthu was the first SRK's series in vikatan then kadhavilaasam.Now he started the dhesaanthri.Its worth to buy vikatan every week jus for him.