Asian Age & Deccan Chronicle discuss my choice of books

Writer's block

Madhuri Banerjee is a media professional, writer and film director. Her debut book, Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas, was published recently.
Q Your favourite reading spot?
Crossword bookstore that has a cafe attached.

Q Which books are you reading at present?
Rana Dasgupta’s Solo, Elif Shafak’s Flea Palace and Mahabharat (yet another version).

QWho are your favourite Indian writers?
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Jaishree Misra, Jhumpa Lahiri and Amitav Ghosh.

QWho are your favourite novelists?
Elif Shafak, Ayn Rand, John Grisham and Agatha Christie.

QWhich are your favourite children’s books?
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Enid Blyton books and Calvin and Hobbes.

QWhich is the most over-rated book?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

QWhich is the most under-rated book?
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh and The House of Blue Mangoes by David Davidar.

QWhich classics do you want to read?
The works of Rabindranath Tagore.

QWho is your favourite literary character?
Draupadi in the novel The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

Q Which book changed your life?
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

Q Which is the funniest book you have read?
Erma Bombeck’s I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression.

QWhich is the most erotic book you have read?
Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho.

QWhich book did you want never to end?
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak.

QWhich book would you make compulsory reading?
The Upanishads.

QWhich school/college text did you enjoy the most?
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing.


Deepak said…
Intelligent answers, shows how much love the books and the literature
Deepak said…
Intelligent answers, shows how much you love the books and the literature
Anonymous said…
Yes, really.

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