When I made my 94th post on 27th Aug, I thought 100 was just a shout away. I was wrong, the whole Sept went dry (“dry”, that’s what bankers say, when ATMs run out of Cash).
I would not say, there wasn’t enough to write. Sept gave me 2 books, entirely different from one another. One historic, the other contemporary. One on Hindu Mythology, the other an Indian Satire.
When my colleague asked for a book that sounded like Importance of Meluga, I mumbled exactly the same to the Librarian. It turned out to be “Immortals of Meluha”. Another thing I realize,the book is extremely popular and highly sought. But for a book that runs into 500 pages & more needs to have something more than just being popular, to tempt me. This happened in the form of 3-4 story sessions. My colleague kept narrating the story just as she progressed with her reading. It was story time over lunch (just like vacations). This didn’t last long; my colleague went on a leave, leaving me guessing, on what happens next. It was my turn to turn pages and discover myself. Final word: Go for it.
Having finished with Meluha, I was looking for “Secret of Nagas”. But it called for a waiting period. Now I wanted to take up something light, and here was a book by a blogger turned author. My cliché about blogger turned authors is that, the book may turn out to be a compilation of blog posts, projected as a logical extension. I was not fully wrong. But when logical extensions get a tone of satire, it takes less than 4 hours (with warranted breaks) to finish a “May I Hebb your Attention Pliss”.