Of human bondage

As you start getting older, you begin having this ‘I shouldn’t miss out on all those classics’ urge. Then your eyes fall upon the dog-eared, tea-stained copy of ‘Of human bondage’ that you picked up at the 50% sale in NOVA, the second-hand book store by the river, for 25¢. OHB is high up in every list of 10 best, 20 best, 100 best novels ever.

Of course, I didn’t read the book in one go. You think I’m crazy to sit around reading a guy who was born in 1874? It took four score and ten days of reading and re-reading the parts I relished and I am finally done with it. I am not that slow a reader. I always read multiple things at the same time, which is like having sweet chutney with your food, to vary the taste and keep it fresh……

Of human bondage