Thursday, January 20, 2011

Man. Machine. Madness.

When a book costs you less than 50 rupees, you better believe that it's a classic. And a portal through time missed by the bungee-jumping yahoos all around you, ironically.

The other day I picked up 3 beauties inside the campus:

1. "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy" by David D. Burns, M.D.
2. "The Perfect Vehicle: What is it about Motorcycles?" by Melissa Holbrook Pierson
3. "Theory Z: How American Business can meet The Japanese Challenge" by William G. Ouchi

Walking back home, three words cropped up in my consciousness as I trudged along, panting.
"Man. Machine. Madness."
I liked their rhythm. They compensated the lack of soundtrack music quite well. And for a moment I forgave Hans Zimmer for not winning a Golden Globe this year for Inception in the "original score" category, despite tracks like "Time".

But that's not the point. 3 books. 3 words. Which is which?

You'd think I wouldn't begin reading if this wasn't sorted out. :)
Strange how my fingers solved it for me. It doesn't get better than Motorcycles. Because, like the author says, if you're travelling at that speed on a Motorcycle, you want to be seen.

1 comment:

  1. Zimmer is injection to Nyah. The motorcycle diaries made Metallica Ride the lightning. But a true revolutionary is one such entity, who you want to be seen, but not remember. 3 words and if you utter, you become a martyr. Is it worth it ?