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Silver Reflects

My reflections on various topics under the sun

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Sunday, February 26, 2006

A Bookworm's Diet

An update on the books I have read since my last update :-

Currently reading :-
  • The Complete Adventures of Feluda - Volume 2 by Satyajit Ray (Translated by Gopa Majumdar)


Blogger Mukka said...

I thought some of the stories in the Feluda volumes were translated by Chitrita Banerjee as well. I hear Michael Crichton's writing is deteriorating rather badly-all his novels are made for movies-much like made for TV HBO docu-dramas.

February 28, 2006 8:23 AM  
Blogger Rajat said...

In the translator's profile in the book, it is said that Gopa translated all the Feluda stories for Penguin. Gopa herself says that the first translations to come out were by Chitrita Banerjee, but the subsequent translations are by her. She also says that a few of the stories have been 'retranslated' by her. Not sure, whether that means that the Penguin edition includes those by Ms.Banerjee.

Yeah, Crichton's writing is declining. Somehow it does not pack the same punch as his earlier ones. Even Prey was way better.

February 28, 2006 7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommyknockers and typical King....you know I wish the King would go back to that eighties mode. A lot of his recent efforts have been bizzarre( but of course, eminently readable).Still, nothing like an old-fashioned King novel eh?

March 02, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger Rajat said...

I don't think I haven't read any of his recent efforts. But yeah, "an old-fashioned King novel" is a different proposition altogether. Mouth-watering, to say the least. :-)

March 04, 2006 9:32 PM  

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