Saturday, December 17, 2005

I had written in one of my ealier posts about Asimov's stories provide a detective-story fascination. The Naked Sun, written in 1957, is a very good example of this style of writing, a whodunit style story. He considers a good many possibilities of future. He had used plots and details of The Naked Sun and Caves of Steel very nicely in Foundation Series.

That reminds me I should finally start reading some Agatha Christie novels.. I have never read any of her works and I have been planning to get hold of her books for a long time.

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Blogger Dhar said...

Hmmm Jeet...

Bahut jyada Asimov pad raha hai. Try some of these authors / titles:

1. Enders Game: Orson Scott Card
2. Dune: Frank Herbert
3. Song of Fire and Ice: GRR Martin
4. Armor: John Steakley

Cheers,
D.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Jeet said...

Thnx Dhar,

Crossword main mil jaayengi kya yeh? sci-fi hain ya detective stories?

Jeet.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Dhar said...

Crossword main mil jana chahiye. Nahi mile to mere ko bolna. All are excellent sci-fi novels.

Cheers,
D.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Rahul said...

have heard about the books Dhar was talking about. Also, it probably won't be a bad idea to have a look at the recently published "top geek novels" list... not that it necessarily means that they are the best books around, but probably they are some of the better ones...

by the way, I also wanted to read some Agatha Christie books and got 10-15 from an old book sale... read only one of them - "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" or something like that. Its a Hercule Poirot book. But I found it quite boring.. :( I noticed that the single biggest thing that irked me was the overtly formal language... you know, one of those 19th centure England types where everyone talks to everyone else as if they belong to royalty. Its very difficult to keep your mind on the real goings on when all you read half of the time is "Oh Mrs Simpson, What a perfectly glorious morning it is, isn't it?" :(

Didn't get around to read any of the others.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Jeet said...

Dhar, theek hai. I will soon raid cross word (after current "the days of asimov novels" are over)

ET, Janu ko to AC novels bahut pasand hain.. maybe he didn't notice/chose to ignore the formal language and stuck to the "plot".

3:40 PM  
Blogger Rahul said...

I guess.. padhho.. koi particularly achchhi lage to bataana.... I own quite a few ACs... so, if there is something highly recommended, I'll give it another chance....

who knows, maybe I just wasn't in the mood when I read it the last time... :P

10:48 PM  
Blogger Dhar said...

Another site to get some interesting book suggestions: http://www.nytimes.com/ref/books/blogged-books.html

Rahul, Armor was from the Geek Book List and I loved it. Am going through some of the others too. If I find something truly mindblowing, will let you people know.

Also while on topic of Poirot, check out his last case Curtains.
Cheers,
D.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Neelima Arora said...

Hi Jeet !
No new post since long time.
Regards,
Neelima

12:25 PM  

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