Tuesday, December 30, 2008

There will be blood

Had watched this at home a while back. It was ok, didn't drag too much while watching it, but can't say it left too much of an impression either.

Wasn't aware that it was loosely inspired by Oil! by Upton Sinclair, a book I'd read in school , and which I think I've almost completely forgotten. Talking of Upton Sinclair, I think it was The Jungle which left quite an impact when I'd read it around the same time as oil. Maybe I'll reread oil sometime.. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bikhre Tinke - Amrit Lal Nagar

This was one of the 2 hindi books picked up while I was in Delhi last, and was finished off in the past 2 days.

Pretty much a disappointment - seems like the guy doesn't know the first thing about story telling. The story lurches from one incident to another, and doesn't focus on anything at all. 

Considering that this is a much decorated author, maybe I'll give one of his more popular novels a try some time, however this one was certainly a waste. 

Friday, December 19, 2008

yo yo

All it takes to feel great one fine morning, is to feel half way human after you've been feeling like a lump of diseased meat for a week. 

And likewise , it just takes a step back to the energyless lump category to feel miserable again. 

sigh, no yesterday looked good, today not so good..