Book : The Godfather

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

I rate 5/5

THIS IS JUST SPEECHLESS ! The novel starts off with a quote from Balzac – “Behind every great fortune, there is a crime.” That, in effect, sets the tone for the entire novel. Mario Puzo, the author, ruthlessly captures the travails of a New York Don, Vito Corleone, who is, to quote the words of his son, “not a crazy gunning mobster”, and his family. The imapact it had on me was overwhelming. Highly recommended, don’t miss it.

Book : Love In The Time Of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Marquez

El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Colera aka Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia MarquezI rate 5/5Best love story. [Also said, The Best Romantic Story Ever Written] This novel makes reader cry at the end. This novel is just excellent. The book not just about the relationship of Fermina and Florentino [the main characters], it is about love in all of its forms, and the characters in the book exist as vehicles to examine the strangest and most powerful of all human emotions. The three main characters form a triangle of love, with the hypotneuse being the quintessential romantic, Florentino, a man whose life is dedicated to love in all its aspects. Must read, dont miss.