Three Campaign India readers have recommended books to read over the weekend. Enjoy.
The Remains of the Day
Because it is a gentle and heartbreaking story of a true blue English butler. Because it shows that being one is not nearly as much fun as reading Jeeves stories. And not because it won the Booker Prize, and was later adapted into an Academy Award nominated film.
Sourav Roy, Copy Supervisor, Quadrant Communications
Panzram – A Journal of Murder
Carl Panzram, Thomas E. Gaddis & James O. Long
Buckle up for a chilling ride down the slippery nature v/s nurture slope as you take a thrilling, yet terrifying, look into the mind of one of history’s most prolific serial killers. Was Carl Panzram born a monster or did circumstance turn him into one? You are left with no easy answers, and the frightening realisation that evil is no abstract religious or moral concept, but a simple fact of human nature.
Leonora Pinto, creative director, Equus Red Cell
Getting Green Done
If you are someone who is concerned by the visible effects of climate change and have always wanted to do something about it but didn’t know what and how to do it, Getting Green Done by Auden Schendler would probably give you a route map. With examples from real life, the author candidly shares the lessons he learnt while championing the green cause. Stressing on the fact that individual action will get nowhere in terms of quenching the need for action against climate change, Schendler places responsibility squarely on the shoulders of business, saying it has a level of influence and impact second only to large governments. Read it for the perspective, if not for a passion to change the way things are.
Hari Chakyar, creative writer, Media2win