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Old October 20, 2017, 02:20 PM
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Usually in the winter I like reading books for pleasure and those that are easy to read . I thought I would share some of my top reads:

Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
Angels and Demons- Dan Brown
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseni
Harry Potter: The Philosophers Stone: J K Rowing
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows: J K Rowling
The Hundred-Foot Journey: R C Morris
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Old October 20, 2017, 02:51 PM
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I am not that into books, but I read most if not all the works of Stephen King, Humayun Ahmed, Bibhuti Bhushan, Narayan Gangopadhay, Mujtaba Ali, Tara Shankar, Charlaine Harris and LJ Smith (yes I am a sucker for vampire novels, don't judge me )
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Old October 20, 2017, 03:02 PM
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Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie. One of the best books I have ever read. I know Rushdie is controversial and I don't think his books are available in BD, but I highly recommend it. (Also note, this has no connection to the Satanic Verses).
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Old October 20, 2017, 04:14 PM
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Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie.
I tried a few years back, turned out it is way above my league, thinking to give it a one more try now just to gauge my intellectual growth since then
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Old October 20, 2017, 04:17 PM
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I'm currently reading Half A Life , by V. S. Naipaul.


After that is done, I have 1984 waiting for me.
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Old October 20, 2017, 05:38 PM
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Usually in the winter I like reading books for pleasure and those that are easy to read . I thought I would share some of my top reads:

Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
Angels and Demons- Dan Brown
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseni
Harry Potter: The Philosophers Stone: J K Rowing
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows: J K Rowling
The Hundred-Foot Journey: R C Morris
I have read the Kite Runner, good book, but the main protagonist(Amir) annoys me.
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Old October 20, 2017, 08:18 PM
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I am not that into books, but I read most if not all the works of Stephen King, Humayun Ahmed, Bibhuti Bhushan, Narayan Gangopadhay, Mujtaba Ali, Tara Shankar, Charlaine Harris and LJ Smith (yes I am a sucker for vampire novels, don't judge me )
Beghnad bod kabbo. You will appreciate the Bengali language.
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Old October 21, 2017, 03:53 AM
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I have read the Kite Runner, good book, but the main protagonist(Amir) annoys me.
Good to see some people still read books these days from our community.

Aamir is quite irritating I agree lol. Best character is the Dad. This book is a roller coaster of feelings with a diverse background of subplots and twists . I like books which also touches on history too like this one.

Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns is a good book but too much pain and suffering for my liking. His last book And the Mountains Echoed was boring tbh.
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Old October 21, 2017, 03:54 AM
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I have read the Kite Runner, good book, but the main protagonist(Amir) annoys me.
Good to see some people still read books these days from our community.

Aamir is quite irritating I agree lol. Best character is the Dad. This book is a roller coaster of feelings with a diverse background of subplots and twists . I like books which also touches on history too like this one.

Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns is a good book but too much pain and suffering for my liking. His last book And the Mountains Echoed was boring tbh.
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Old October 21, 2017, 04:16 AM
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Good to see some people still read books these days from our community.

Aamir is quite irritating I agree lol. Best character is the Dad. This book is a roller coaster of feelings with a diverse background of subplots and twists . I like books which also touches on history too like this one.

Khaled Hosseini A Thousand Splendid Suns is a good book but too much pain and suffering for my liking. His last book And the Mountains Echoed was boring tbh.
Amir is the pinnacle of what a person should not be, how can you....

(MAJOR SPOILERS DO NOT READ BEYOND THIS POINT)

Ignore a person getting raped out of spite, Amir is a self entitled prick, no wonder his father has neglected him throughout his childhood.

I have read the comic version of the Kite-runner as well.
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Old October 21, 2017, 04:26 AM
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Fatherland and anything by Alan Gold(conspiracy novelist).
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Old October 21, 2017, 07:06 AM
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Feluda
Kuasha series
Tin goenda series
Jafar Iqbal er sci-fi books
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Old October 21, 2017, 12:20 PM
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Feluda
Kuasha series
Tin goenda series
Jafar Iqbal er sci-fi books
I used to read them as a kid. They were my favorite. No other detective/mystery series comes close.

Jafar Iqbal's sci-fi short stories are great also.
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Old October 21, 2017, 06:32 PM
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Amir is the pinnacle of what a person should not be, how can you....

(MAJOR SPOILERS DO NOT READ BEYOND THIS POINT)

Ignore a person getting raped out of spite, Amir is a self entitled prick, no wonder his father has neglected him throughout his childhood.

I have read the comic version of the Kite-runner as well.
The young Aamir is all you have said he is. But he does redeem himself.

And even though a lot of it is cliche but the story ponders a lot on the phrase what goes around comes around.

I didn’t realise there was a comic. Saw the movie which just picks up the main highlights of book.
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Any old Masud Rana fans here? Is there a digital library somewhere of the first 200 books of the Masud Rana series?
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Old October 23, 2017, 05:48 AM
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Any old Masud Rana fans here? Is there a digital library somewhere of the first 200 books of the Masud Rana series?
http://www.amarbooks.com/cat.php?cd=155
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