Reading Roundup

This week turned out to be the week of bizarre & impossible yet very very interesting tales…read three stories with unlikely happenings as the basic theme

2BRO2B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a futuristic tale where due to overpopulation there is a rule in place that a newborn would be allowed to live only if a person is ready to die so that the baby may live…the oldie dies or else the baby dies!! In the story we see the dilemma of a father who has a triplet n hence has to arrange for 3 people to die so all his babies may live but is able to find only one initially & what happens next is spine chilling !!!

The Strange case of Benjamin Button by Scott F. Fitzegerald ….Yeah the same guy who wrote the horrible Great Gatsby—there was nothing great about Gatsby or the book if you ask me…but for some strange reason it is one of the most loved books of many people….anyways to come back to the book in question…it is a fascinating tale of Benjamin who is born as an old man n who grows younger as the time goes!!!

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is the story of Gregor Samsa who wakes up one day to find that he has become an Insect!!! N the repercussions of this change on him n his family.

I immensely enjoyed all the three stories n recommend to everyone who loves books!!!

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September 5, 2009. Tags: , , , . Books, Reading, Reflections/Musings.

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