Sunday, November 05, 2006

Chosen - Mark Millar

A book(well a comic) about the supposed second coming of christ and how we would react to it with a twist. Jodie is a teenage who starts manifesting the same miracles and powers that christ has and starts believing himself to be Jesus Christ reborn. However the ending has something quite different in store for him. A sequel is said to be in the making which will also make for a good read. There are clues scattered throughout the book (it helps if you know latin or your star wars). But the best part of the book is the writer / artist's self interview at the end.
The book does raise some interesting questions and is very well written. Millar and Gross are both in top form here.

American virgin- steven t seagle

Freakonomics - Stephen D Levitt , Stephen Dubner

The devil you know -Mike Carey

My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk

Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman

In case you didnt know it, there are two london's one above one below. And once you know london below you can never go back to london above. Another very nice gaiman novel , this time dealing with london the city, with events written around its places (some of which i can even identify) and with interesting characters like the marquis de carabas who deals in favors (puss in boots ,i knew it!). The villanous duo was particularly cool and i wouldve thought would have been perfect had this been a comic. Which is why i cant wait to buy carey's adaption of the novel.
The story is sort of been there , beautiful princess ,a quest , villains and a mystery and an unlikely hero . But what sets this book apart is the way London has been used.

The Alchemist -Paulo Coehlo

Supposed to be one of paulo coehlo's best works , which actually doesnt bode well for the rest of his books. A very simplistic book infused with the authors beliefs. The story isnt very interesting at all , though there still are some things that may be learnt from it. There is a sense of optimism that fills the pages which means the author believes everything he has written. Which sort of makes reading the book worthwile.