Persuasion by Jane Austen

Jane Austen certainly dissects human disposition so pragmatically and beautifully that you cant help but concur with her. She certainly was a gifted lady who exposed the basic human behavior so vividly while maintaining the curiosity among readers.

Persuasion is indeed her best novel after Pride And Prejudice and take us on a journey of characters which we can relate to and connect with.

Anne Elliot, The Protagonist certainly is a lady with distinctive disposition and taste. She epitomizes benevolence and what a lady should be like... Her unbiased tendency to look at things without judging them and not affected by cursory and superficial luring manners worth praise.
I also liked Anne Elliot for maintaining a fine balance between her friend cum guardian and her love (Lady Russel and Fredrick Wentworth).

I throughly enjoyed every part of this novel and would recommend it to anyone who wants to have an insight into basic human behavior in the form of a gripping story line which you one wont regret reading.


The Mayor of Casterbridge

A tragic story which make you ponder over many things....

Michael Henchard though presented as an evil and depraved person.. But somewhere deep down I felt bad and sorrowful for the way he died with such heavy heart and burdened soul.

"Occasional happy episode in a general drama of pain" (The Mayor of Casterbridge)


Atlas Shrugged- A Review

Atlas Shrugged is a Novel authored by Ayn Rand who is known for developing a philosophy based on Objectivism, Epistemology and Metaphysics.

It took me more than 3 month to complete this "Magnum Opus " of "Thinker Philosopher and Doer" AYN RAND as she liked to call herself.

I concur with her in pieces... I agree with her definition of Morality.. Ethics ... Guilt... Selfishness... Love ...Objectivism.. Metaphysics... Self Interest..

But at the same time her strong biased attitude towards Capitalism & Anarchism and neglecting the positive aspects of other forms of economy (for say Mixed Economy) is certainly not pragmatic enough. Her abhorrence towards Socialism and Faith is prevalent throughout the novel. In accordance with her creed.. Faith is just a way to escape reality and objectivity.

Other than that I like her for being a Male Chauvinist (satiates my male ego ;) ).. Because the protagonist Dagny Taggart first submit herself to Francisco D Anconia then Hank Rearden and finally to John Galt (which she pronounce as her true love ). On more serious note She understood and explained the basic human demeanour so precisely that you cant help but relate yourself to the characters of this very masterpiece.

I reckon, After reading Atlas Shrugged I am a changed person now..for the better...

Please go for this masterpiece of Ayn Rand..... Its worth reading and will help you understand yourself better