This week, Campaign India readers recommend their choice of the best reads to curl up with, over the weekend. Happy reading!
The Museum of Innocence
"Just finished reading Orhan Pamuk’s new book, The Museum of Innocence. Herein, Pamuk explores a key facet of relationships: obsession. But, not in the ‘Play Misty for me’ or ‘Darr’ manner. There is a tremendous amount of dignity that he cloaks this behavior with; so far which has been absent. One man’s obsession is the result of the time that he lives in: that seems to be Pamuk’s observation. A super read! Unputdownable."
Amitabh Chatterjee, creative director, Saints & Warriors
- - - - -
Chicken Soup for the Romantic Indian Soul
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Raksha Bharadia
"The book is an easy read and it’s always interesting to get an Indian perspective for what is an extremely popular subject. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s always comforting to read soppy, mushy stories which are such a diversion from the reality of our own lives."
Shifa Maitra, creative director, UTV Bindass
Calvin & Hobbes
"After a hectic week, the best way to unwind over a weekend would be to get hold of my all time favourite collection of Calvin & Hobbes. Just gets you away from the mundane routine and takes you into an entirely new world. Some of my favourite quotes from the books are:
'Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless', 'Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words'."
Anupama Biswas, head-strategic planning, MediaCom