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books Updated: Mar 11, 2011 22:38 IST
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Heavy mental

Schizophrenia: A Myth
KC Gurnani
Indian academy of clinical psychiatry
Price NOT mentioned pp 420

If you’ve seen the Oscar-winning Black Swan and are interested about the disorder of split personality, this book by Dr KC Gurnani, Head of SN Medical College Agra’s post-graduate department of psychiatry will answer many questions about schizophrenia. It’s not for the lighthearted but for the student looking into the human mind.

Playing along

Cricket Till I Die
Upneet Grover
Rs150 pp 190

Vineet Grover, an IT engineer, juggles between his plans of studying MBA and realising his dream of playing first-class cricket, while simultaneously walking a tightrope on his relationship with Sonali. When opportunity finally knocks, things can only get from bad to worse. Despite a mickle of typos and factual inaccuracies, Grover (the author) presents a nifty story. If only the execution was as swish as, say, an Ireland versus England World Cup match!

Going commando

Mukul Deva
Rs225 pp 319

After the three previous encounters that make the Lashkar series, Mukul Deva brings us another ‘operatives-and-jihadis’ thriller in Tanzeem. The Indian strike force, Force 22, is the machine that has struck terror against terror that lies across the border in Pakistan. This time, Iqbal, one of Force 22’s finest, seeks revenge for the death of his wife and unborn child by crossing over again to find the mysterious Ameer-ul-Momineem, a powerful warlord in Waziristan who is embarking on a deadly mission. If you can handle the corny, uber-patriotic bits, Deva’s book is a cracker.