There is one reason why I don't like to do book tags. Its because everyone else will have massive world changing reading lists and all I have to bragg is Science Fiction which 99% of the world don't even bother to know about. Its a small, not so literati world out...here! But still, I was forced and the force is still being...forced upon me. I dug deep into the past, collected the lost synapse signals in my brain and came out with this list which contains more than science fiction! Gautami, your tag is my command.
 One book that changed your life
 One book that you have read more than once
Vacuum Diagrams by Stephen Baxter. This is the first SB book that I ever read and it took me into the complex, chaotic world of hard sf. I never turned back. The Vacuum Diagrams contains stories in the world of Xeelee, an advanced alien species created by Mr.Baxter. The one single thing that I love of Baxter stories are his immense timeline that spans billions of years. It creates a sense of universal belonging and massive evolutionary forces working in our universe.
 One book that you would want on a desert island
Contact by Carl Sagan. Dr Sagan's science fiction novel of an alien message that prompts humans to build a gigantic machine that transports the time-nauts into a distant galaxy is a classic! The ideas are simply amazing and most important of all, the novel has a human feeling to it. (an an Indian character whose is a time-naut as well!)
 One book that made you cryPlayboy is not a book right...I would love to read any of the Veda's or the Gita. Maybe being alone on a desert island would let the mind comprehend the true nature of religious scripts. If not I would want to read the full Calvin and Hobbes comic strip collection which is probably the most true and intelligent strip ever.
 One book that made you laugh
I had a few books that moved me to tears...but if it must be one, the this is it: Between Father and Son: Family Letters of VS Naipaul. When I read this book, it felt like I lived his life. It was an amazing journey through time, the evolution of a true genius. I would read this book again if I manage to source it, somehow the copy at the library is missing. The other book that made me cry (nearly) would be Ha Jin's War Trash. The story was written with such realism that you would never want to imagine what war and the battlefield would really feel. Trust me, we are bloody damn lucky to be born after the great wars.
 One book that you wish had been written
The one book tha made me laugh that I'm currently reading is Weak At The Top: The uncensored diary of the last cave manager by Guy Browning. It's a bloody funny book, and you have to read to believe it. Yeh! Guy Browning also presents the Small Talk comedy series on BBC Radio 4.
 One book that you wish had never been written
If there is one book that I would really want to be written and be read by everyone is the "History of the South Indian Tamil's in Malaysia". So much have happened in more than a century of our migration to this country and South East Asia in general but there is so little written about them (us). The book should contain the Journeys of the people from India, the Early Settlements, the British years and the Estates, the Japanese years, Independence of Malaya, political evolution, socio-economic evolution, the local cultural evolution and where we are today. Maybe I will write this one day.
 One book(S) you are currently reading
One (TYPE) of book that I wish had never been written would be the religious bibles. To much suffering because of some religious relic. While it could be a genius work of someone long ago, or some collected ideas of voices from the sky, it doesn't justify the billions of stupid people who don't understand it. So, for better or worst, we could just do without religions writings
 One book you have been meaning to read
Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From The Beaten Track: The Letters Of Richard P. Feynman which is an amazing book, Moonseed and Coalescent by Stephen Baxter because I simply love Baxter's SF, In the Ocean Of Night by Gregory Benford another SF genius and some articles on SEO copywriting.
The Chronicles of Ghost Particle, the legendary 23rd century Time Traveler. I heard it's been published somewhere in the future, so if anyone found it in the present time please please do tell me :-D
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