Sunday, May 25, 2014

Vikram Chandra: five books that changed me

Vikram Chandra is the author of three highly acclaimed works of fiction, most recently Sacred Games, which won the 2006 Hutch Crossword Award, and the nonfiction book, Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty.

One of five books that changed him, as shared with the Sydney Morning Herald:
Salman Rushdie

When I was growing up, there were Indian writers who wrote very good books in English, but their language was not the English we used when we spoke to each other. So discovering all the energy and wordplay and delicious diction-mixing in Midnight's Children was a revelation.
Read about another book on the list. 

Midnight's Children also appears among Sheena Iyengar's six best books, Luke Leitch's ten most successful literary sequels ever, and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best noses in literature and ten of the best visits to the cinema in literature.

Also see: Chandra's top ten computer books.

--Marshal Zeringue