August 29, 2021
Hope you are doing well. After a year and a half of having left NLUD on a 2-week break, I went back to Delhi to clear my hostel and bid adieu to the college that changed me more than I could have imagined. Fond memories aside, today’s recommendations are:
Liar’s Poker, by Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis, better known for The Big Short (and the eponymous movie), chronicles his move from a student at Princeton to working at Salomon Brothers and captures the spirit of Wall Street of the heyday of the 1980s. Michael is one of my favourite authors and his books are a treasure to read.
A Quiver full of arrows, by Jeffrey Archer
Jeffrey Archer is the master of the short story. While his stories do get repetitive (if you are an Archer nut and read literally every book he has written), he is such a good story-teller. I would strongly recommend this book (and any other Archer short story collection) if you are looking to get out of a reading glut or if you are slowly easing into reading.
Looking forward to writing to you soon.