The main reason being, things have generally been busy. For one, it was time for my thrice-yearly exodus to Delhi; moreover, the indications are that this time it is likely to be a long-term move. Oh, and Portal 2 has also kept me busy.
Meanwhile, have been reading some interesting books, including:
- A Cure for All Diseases (Reginald Hill): Andy Dalziel is back in form. Recovering from his recent brush with death in a convalescent home, the Fat Man nonetheless manages to find himself in the thick of all the excitement.
- Delusions of Gender (Cordelia Fine): This seminal work debunks the theory of biological determinism and shows how gender differences that appear “hard-wired” are actually a result of social beliefs and cues.
- The Little Stranger (Sarah Waters): A gripping and creepy story about the relationship of a jaded country GP with the formerly aristocratic Ayres family, now living in a state of genteel poverty, Waters mixes social commentry. Waters mixes in social commentary while chilling us to the core in masterly style.
- The Convert (Deborah Baker): The extraordinary story of how Margaret Marcus of Larchmont becomes Maryam Jameelah of Lahore and a well-known spokesperson for a conservative Islamic way of life.