Sunday, November 02, 2008


Right, so, hullo and everything. Long time n awl.

Here's the deal, you need to close your eyes and think of 3 books that make you happy. The first 3 that come to mind. No thinking hard allowed, tell me just off the top of your head.

Here's what I came up with:

1. My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
2. Boy - Roald Dahl
3. Abol Tabol - Sukumar Ray

I was a little amazed at what I got. Primarily because the last time I'd read any of these 3 books was over a dozen years ago, sometimes more. Yet these are what came to mind immediately. Now tell me yours.

As an afterthought, maybe we could share some of the less common books with each other, those who are in the same city could, at any rate.


March Hare said...

well well. look who is back! etc. :P

my top-of-the-head include

1.chuk ar gek (this is an extremely random and not-famous book by this russian author called arkadi gaider. i read it in translation when i was 5 i think. AMAZING illustrations, btw.)

2. abol tabol.

3. the little prince.

awww. happy love. happy happy love.

Dipanjan Das said...

Welcome back :-)

Three happy books:

1. Pagla Dashu stories by Sukumar Ray
2. Tenida Somogro by Narayan Gangopadhyay
3. Manoj der odbhut bari by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay.

Same here, all of these were read more than a dozen years ago.

Abhijit Gupta said...

May I have a list of four?

1. Gosainbaganer bhoot (Shirshendu M.
2. Aranyak (Bibhutibhushan)
3. Ragtime (E.L. Doctorow)
4. My Family and Other Animals (Durrell)

Rimi said...

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Kaichu said...

here are mine ...

1) this random yet lovely book called One More Time. Dunno who wrote it, got a tattered copy off a Gariahat footpath once.

2) Saradindu Omonibash, volume 4. Bacchader golpo jeta te. Esp. Shodashib aar General Nyapla-r golpo.

3) Tong-ling. Lila Majumdar. Aar onar onno assorted bachhader chhotogolpo.

4) Tenida.

5) Potash-gorer Jongole -- Shirshendu. Bu far my most favourite of his books.

6)Sotti Rajkumar -- mone hoy Sunil ganguly-r lekha. as far as I can recollect, or chhotoder short story collection-e chhilo.

Monojder Odbhut Bari aar My family and Other Animals aar bollam na, kintu egulo top ten er moddhe pore.

Chaki, you're horrible, this isn't fair!!

Poorna Banerjee said...

@ Bimbo - Chuk Ar Gek Amio porechi!! Oh My God I have FINALLY found someone who has read it too!!

@ Tintinda, DeeDee ar Chu - All three shirshendus are my favourites. But gNoshaibaganer bhut stands alone for that tune "Burun tumi anke tero" and Patashgarer jangale for Bhootur Onko. Manojder adhbhut barir dakat... God!! Amar khali ekta aro gopper kotha mone porche... Boxer Ratan

Confused n Baffled said...

Boy absolutely!