The art of storytelling has been a part of human civilisation since time immemorial. Verbal stories were initially passed down through generations. With the invention of paper and the development of writing came books. Starting with scrolls followed by press printed volumes to now the advent of e-books. Books are great Gift Ideas for Friends – they will be treasured and they last a lifetime. Love to Have brings to you a list of books that are timeless.
Mario Puzo’s masterpiece, the Godfather in a novel that covers the life of Vito Corleone the family patriarch. First published in 1969 the book the book is timeless. Puzo created a classic that still resonates. Family, honor and the culture of violence – the Colrleons come alive and haunt you. It’ is unpredictable and unputdownable. Pick this for a friend who loves to explore the dark underbelly of our society.
A small novel set in a little town in Kerela that became a big novel that went on to win the Man Booker Prize in 1997. A story intertwined with forbidden love, social discrimination, and cultural tensions. The story travels through the lives of fraternal twins Rahel and Esthappen when they are 7 years of age and when they are 31 years. Rich in details and written with so much observation that it stays with you for years.
A coming of age story that will open your eyes to the possibilities of the world. A story of teenage angst and alienation. The Time included Salinger’s novel in the list of 100 best English language novels. Holden the protagonist is profoundly moving with an unparalleled understanding of human nature The Catcher in the Rye is a favorite amongst teenagers and adults alike.
One of the most controversial books of the century Lolita was published in 1955. Lolita is one novel that sharply divide readers in terms of opinions. The protagonist Humbert and his obsessive relationship with the 12-year-old Dolores aka Lolita, this book is seductive, lyrical and dangerous with an amazing use of language and wordplay. This one is a gift that will feel different every time one reads it. A great gift for anybody.
However, this is a very small list of Books as Gift Ideas for Friends – be sure that if you gift any of these books the recipient will love it and treasure it for life.