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Top Ten Books This Week -Nov 27, 2017
Top fiction and non-fiction works of this week | By Yentha
On Nov 27, 2017

 

Fiction
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 1.Sudha Murty :The Man from the Egg: Unusual Tales About the Trinity :Rs 250.00


Did you know that Brahma once had five faces? Why do snakes have a forked tongue? Do gods cheat? Why does Shiva sport a crescent moon on his head?The Trinity, consisting of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, is the omnipresent trio responsible for the survival of the human race and the world as we know it. They are popular deities of worship all over India, but what remain largely unknown are some of their extraordinary stories.Award-winning author Sudha Murty walks by your side, weaving enchanting tales of the three most powerful gods from the ancient world. Each story will take you back to a magical time when people could teleport, animals could fly and reincarnation was simply a fact of life.

2.Andy Weir :Artemis:Rs 599.00

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of Jazz's problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even more unlikely than the first.


3.Prendergast GS :Zero Repeat Forever:Rs 399.00


The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world.He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind: Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.Until a human kills her…Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have?Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.
Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

4.Lee Child:The 
Midnight Line:Rs 599.00

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher’s a West Pointer too and he knows what she went through to get it.Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she’s OK, he’ll walk away. If she’s not … he’ll stop at nothing.He’s still shaken by the recent horrors of Make Me and now The 
Midnight
 Line sees him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice. Best advice: don’t get in his way.


5.James Patterson: The People Vs. Alex Cross :Rs 599.00

The charges: Explosive.Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law – until now. Charged with gunning down followers of his nemesis Gary Soneji in cold blood, Cross is being turned into the poster child for trigger-happy cops who think they're above the law. Cross knows it was self-defence. But will a jury see it that way? The evidence: shocking .As Cross fights for his freedom, his former partner John Sampson brings him a gruesome video tied to the mysterious disappearances of several young girls. Despite his suspension from the department, Cross can't say no to Sampson. The illicit investigation leads them to the darkest corners of the Internet, where murder is just another form of entertainment. The People vs. Alex Cross: The trial of the century.As the prosecution presents its case and the nation watches, even those closest to Cross begin to doubt his innocence. If he can't convince his own family, how can he hope to persuade a jury? Although he has everything on the line, Cross will do whatever it takes to stop a dangerous criminal... even if he can't save himself.

Non-Fiction
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1.Tony Fernandes:Flying High:My Story :Rs 599.00

 

As a boy, Tony Fernandes wanted to be a pilot, a racing driver or a footballer. By 2011 he'd gone one better: building his own airline, buying an F1 team and becoming Chairman of Queens Park Rangers.Flying High is the long-awaited memoir of an exceptional leader; the man who created Asia's first budget airline, democratizing air travel in Asia and turning AirAsia into a multi-billion-dollar company in the process.The book shares Tony Fernandes' journey and life lessons, from his key business principles and turning points to his response to the Flight 8501 tragedy. Published as he returns as the face of the second series of Apprentice Asia, this inspiring personal story will be a major global publishing event.


2.Andy Bird: The Inspired Leader :How leaders can discover, experience and maintain their inspiration :Rs 599.00


Given the turbulence of the world we now live in, clear and effective leadership has never been more important. But equally, there has never been greater pressure on leaders to perform and to provide inspirational leadership for their teams and organizations. If people are to step up into challenging leadership roles and succeed in inspiring others, their first priority must be to find ways in which to discover that inspiration for themselves. The Inspired Leader will help them to do just that.Based on both commercial practice and research conducted with Henley Business School, Andy Bird shows the ways in which inspiration is actually experienced by people in leadership roles. The book also explores how a variety of leaders in a range of business environments have reached these states of inspiration in practice, and how they maintain them over time, despite the many obstacles and challenges they go on to face.Divided into three key sections, the book addresses the following questions: a) How is inspiration experienced? b) How can inspiration be achieved?
c) How can inspiration be sustained? .The result is a compelling collection of stories and breakthrough insights, which are accompanied by a practical set of personal development tools and exercises. Together, The Inspired Leader provides unrivalled support for those in any kind of leadership role to discover their own path to a more inspired life as a leader.


3.Timothy Ferriss : Tribe of Mentors :Short Life Advice from the Best in the World: Rs 799.00


We All Need Mentors. Here Are More than 100 of the World’s Best.When facing life’s questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own, four-time #1 best-selling author Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more. No matter the challenge or opportunity, something in these pages can help.

 

4.Lindsay Herbert :Digital Transformation : Build Your Organization's Future for the Innovation Age :Rs 499.00


The secrets of real and meaningful digital transformation are often hard-won and tightly-protected by the organizations that have achieved it. Often, this means critical lessons go unshared, while costly mistakes are repeated. Digital Transformation puts a stop to this vicious cycle by unlocking the 'how' of transformation through first-hand experiences in leading major innovation programmes, supplemented by in-depth interviews with key industry players around the world.Distilling major transformation into five actionable stages, each chapter is heavily evidenced with insider insights from those responsible for digital transformations at organizations as diverse as the UNHCR, Lane Crawford, the American Cancer Society, Morgan Stanley and the Direct Line Group. Other companies interviewed include the Boots Walgreen Alliance, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the World Wildlife Fund.Written for leaders and senior managers who recognise the need for innovation within their organization, but would like proven and practical guidance on how to achieve it, Digital Transformation illustrates the tactics that can be implemented by any organization - regardless of size, geography or sector. Going beyond a simple manual, the book will arm readers with the evidence and inspiration needed to transform any organization from one that is struggling to adapt in a constantly changing environment, to one that can thrive within it.

 

5.Reza Aslan: God A Human History :Rs  699.00


In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind’s relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on faith and the birth of religion. From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines how the idea of god arose in human evolution, was gradually personalized, endowed with human traits and emotions and eventually transformed into a single Divine Personality: the God known today by such names as Yahweh, Father and Allah.Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, God challenges everything we thought we knew about the origins of religious belief and with it our relationship with life and death, with the natural and spiritual worlds and our understanding of the very essence of human existence.

 

 
 
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