Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves by Matthew Reilly

Scarecrow And The Army Of Thieves Book CoverThe latest action in the Scarecrow series. Another very fast and rapidly moving novel by Matthew Reilly. This book has many new scientific research and a robot to help Scarecrow achieve his objective. While he is helped by his old friend David Fairfax, ‘Mother’ fights along with him. Unlike other books, this books has quite some details of torture techniques and also introduces us to a new villain, who escaped by the end of this book, so we may see him again.

Highly recommended read for fast paced action fans.

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Hell Island by Matthew Reilly

Hell Island Book CoverHell Island is a short novel of about 108 pages by Matthew Reilly. The book is moving so fast that I was not able to resist finishing it one go in an hours time. I just don’t want to disclose the plot else it will ruin the reading experience of anybody reading this novel.

Very simple writing style, no unnecessary details, no heroics, just plain action and adaptability. A must read of every thriller fan.

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Ice Station by Matthew Reilly

Ice Station Book CoverThis is an excellent thriller, a very fast pacing book. Once started it will be difficult to leave it unfinished. What strange things happen in Antarctic. A classic battle between outnumbered Marines, SAS, French Commandos, Seals, fighters, stealths, nuclear missile, traitors and what else is not there in this book.

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Wise and Otherwise by Sudha Murthy

Wise and Otherwise Book CoverThis book is a memoir and it contains 51 different experiences penned by Sudha Murthy. These experiences are from her engagement with the Infosys Foundation and her interaction with various people at various places. Some of the experiences really make you think about how complex we have made our lives and still we are chasing the unknown.

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Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh

Fermat's Last Theorem Book CoverFermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh is not a book which details out the proof. The actual proof manuscript by Andrew Wiles is 200 pages long and consists of beautiful blend of mathematical concepts with modern mathematics.

Simon Singh has very beautifully explained the various approaches and attempts made to prove this theorem by mathematicians for over 350 years. She has step by step taken the reader to the times preceding the Fermat’s time, to the time of Pythagoras, wherein lies the roots of this theorem. In this process she has taken us through brief life, time and works of various mathematicians whose work proved valuable in order for Andrew Wiles to proof this theorem.

The book is written in a very interesting and catching style and surprisingly does not include any complex mathematics. And hence a person with basic high school understanding of mathematics can understand and grasp the concepts in this book.

A must read for any mathematics fan.

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