Time is running out for the passengers and crew of the tourist cruiser Selene, incarcerated in a sea of choking lunar dust. On the surface, her rescuers find their resources stretched to the limit by the mercilessly unpredictable conditions of a totally alien environment. A brilliantly imagined story of human ingenuity and survival, A Fall of Moondust is a tour-de-force of psychological suspense and sustained dramatic tension by the field's foremost author.
Clarke is a master storyteller. This was a nail biting experience. It was like watching Spielberg movie.
Discussing a wide range of subjects, from the influences and circumstances that drew him to films to his cinematic techniques, his successful and unsuccessful films, his Bollywood idols, his relations with the media and the controversies dogging him, Guns & Thighs is as much about RGV's life and philosophy of life as about his films and the Indian film world.
I have known RGV thru his films and media for a very long time. RGV is like Joker from the movie The Dark Knight. He just does things.
Pretty much everything that I read in this book were known to me already from various other sources, as I used to be the biggest fan of his films. I still feel amused by his eccentricities but he is an extremely inwardly person who looks at the world only with his eyes, the way he wants it to be.
Therefore in this context, this book does not evoke any heightened feeling to general readers unless they have some kind of personal opinion about the author and his works.
On May 24, 1940, Hitler's armies were on the brink of a shattering military victory. Only 10 miles away, 400,000 Allied troops were pinned against the coast of Dunkirk. But just 11 days later, 338,000 men had been successfully evacuated to England. How did it happen? Walter Lord's remarkable account of how "the miracle of Dunkirk" came about is based on hundreds of interviews.
All the chapters are 'nail biting'ly powerful. The final chapter got me goosebumps.
Of course, I started this only after watching Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.
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Sam Harris tears down the wall between scientific facts and human values, arguing that most people are simply mistaken about the relationship between morality and the rest of human knowledge. Harris urges us to think about morality in terms of human and animal well-being, viewing the experiences of conscious creatures as peaks and valleys on a "moral landscape".
Sam Harris gives logical reason as to why religious dogma is dangerous for the humanity's well being. He does it not just because he wants to, but it is what is necessary.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness transports us across a subcontinent on a journey of many years. It takes us deep into the lives of its gloriously rendered characters, each of them in search of a place of safety - in search of meaning and of love.
The narration is so petrifying that my eyes were wide open all along.
Roy is an extraordinary critique of the society and this book is a must-read for those who live in euphoria that India is advancing.
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Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.
I have always been a fan of NdGT. This work of his is one of the most important writings in our times. It is precise, humble and makes us curious about the universe we live in.
I recommend this book to students of tomorrow who might find us a new planet.
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an excellent writer and narrator. This work of his is a composite summary of his earlier work Origins.
I loved it.
Discover magazine recently called Richard Dawkins "Darwin's Rottweiler" for his fierce and effective defense of evolution. Prospect magazine voted him among the top three public intellectuals in the world (along with Umberto Eco and Noam Chomsky). Now Dawkins turns his considerable intellect on religion, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.
Richard Dawkins is a modern day scientific genius. The constructive criticism of religion is eloquently proposed which logically appeals to every rational mind.
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A vicious 15-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic, a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. In Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology.
One of the best books I have read. The narration is captivating and the concept is philosophical.