Me and Vikas are great lovers of Books and movies please don’t label us as nerds. We are far from it ) . I read a lot of books from various genres and different authors.
This week I read The Name Of The Rose – by Umberto Eco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umberto_Eco) . The book is a medieval Europe tail involving popes, monks , emperors , the devil and a murderous plot. Although written as murder mystery the book goes much deeper than that , as Umberto uses the vicissitudes of medieval Europe to portray his view on Christianity , God, Monks, Books , Heresies and of course Laughter !! It is a splendidly written book deep with literary syllogisms and full of proses in Latin. It gives us a brief view of the vast intellect and genius of Umberto Eco. I’ll certainly recommend that book , though it’s not for the one lacks courage . Moved on – To Kill a Mockingbird now. Let’s see how it turns out.
Most of my movie recommendations come from Vikas who sees about 10 movies a week or something, and is sure to run out of them in the next couple of years. I saw Fargo today. Even though much praised by others(note Vikas) the movie turned out to be dull and boring , without any plot or core. Certainly fails if it tries to become a psychological thriller. It succeeds only on one count- that is on showing the stupidity of the Americans ( for one the director who made the movie). My recommendation – Don’t Watch It.