January 03, 2007

The Little Prince

I often loan him to unsuspecting acquaintances/ friends / relatives. He turned sixty recently but still remins a little one. He is inspiring and is the world's wisdom wrapped in less than a 100 pages. I wonder if Antoine de St Expuery, the author, intended for it to be so.

I came across the boa constrictor chapter in class 6 in school ( Bombay Board) Later a chance meeting with an IIM C grad at a driving school led to a very short-lived but intense (or should I say therefore intense) friendship. He was a huge fan of The Little Prince and gifted me the book when I made it to my MBA.

For those of you who would like an on-line edition

Took up an open tag from Sanjay's. Here is what I am supposed to do..
1. Grab the closest book.
2. Open to page 123, go down to the fifth sentence.
3. Post the text of next 3 sentences on the blog.
4. Put in also the name of the book and its author.
5. Tag three people.
"Smith and Baskin lied and claimed to have several witnesses who would testify that tommy was at a party by the blue river that Saturday night and had borrowed a pick up truck and left Wrong day tommy said sticking to his version. he had gone fishing on Friday, partied at Robertses' on Saturday and gone to a party at the river on Sunday"

John Grisham's The Innocent man
I tag sts, kk and orchid. And anyone else who is reading a book.
Psst- While doing this I realized what long sentences we write. We are taught in school not to do so. Need to be more conscious about this.


Kalpana said...

Did not go through any book of John Grisham's. How are his novels? If good, will start reading one.

artnavy said...

Almost all his novels are good- fast and lawyer thrillers- easy reading- great for journeys

The Pelican Brief would be a good start. Rainmaker, The Firm and A time to Kill - so many actually

Check out these links:


Sanjay said...

Interesting reading that line from Grisham's book.
I am not familiar with the little prince, but then a there a lot of blanks to fill.. no?

KK said...

Will do the tag soon :)

How do we know said...

Hey.. The Little Prince is my Bible too!! LOVED IT! And its among the first books that I do in Braille for any blind child. Practically force them to read it!
Thanks a ton for the ready soft copy version. Now all I have to do is to create braille soft copy for it and keep ready!

To read the Little prince is one thing.. to know it is another. The first, one has done.. the second, is not possible in a lifetime.

theanalogkid said...

interesting tag.. i will have to put in a bunch of quantum mechanics stuff in here if i do that tag.. i'd rather not do it i guess.. :p

P.S.. so you found out how to put the picture on the right sidebar.. congrats :)

Fuzzylogic said...

I have never come across this Little Prince before thanks for that link.I would love for my kid to read this,the list of books I want her to read are getting longer:)poor kid has to deal with a whole lot of reading but I do hope she ends up loving to read like me!

I have always been a fan of John Grisham but lately its been hard trying to take time out to read while chasing a 11 month old.This particular book however is a great read!This is based on a true story but did leave me feeling unsettled at the end!

Fuzzylogic said...

Thanks for linking me at your blog,is it ok for me to link you too?

@ said...

thanks for introducing me to the little prince! the link was an entertaining read!

artnavy said...

I would like to clarify that this book is as much for adults as it is for kids- read it each time to discover a new dimension

analog- yipee!! plan to change the pic every week- watch out

howdoweknow- i cannot express how noble i think guys like you are

itchingtowrite said...

i remember the cartoon u showed us once! boa constrictor one

Marutham said...

Hmm.... Havent read that book. :D
Will try to get one & give a read! ;)

You got a good blog here... :)
Keep rocking & HAPPY NEW YEAR!! ;)

artnavy said...

thanks marutham- yeah itchy i miss those gyaan sessions

Usha said...

One of my all time favorites and at every age I read it, i find different level of meaning in that tiny little book!

artnavy said...

cant agree more with u usha