Books are, no doubt, our best friend. They are food for thought. They console us in our sorrow and make us forget the worries of life. Some read books to idle away their time. Some read books to widen their knowledge, while many others read books to enjoy its content. I belong to this category. I enjoy reading good books particularly novels, short stories, plays, etc. My one of the many favorite books is ‘City of Joy’ written by Dominique Lapierre. This is the story of living saints and heroes-- those who abandoned affluent and middle-class lives to dedicate themselves to the poor. If you’ve never been to India, this book will take you there. Through the eyes of the main character you will see the beauty and soul of the one of the poorest and richest countries on the planet. The book is a touching description of the lives of the slum-dwellers of Kolkata. The street-urchins, cycle-rickshaw pullers, city-vendors, coolies, pimps, ordinary men and women are the heroes and heroines of this story. Their lives, their joys and suffering and their pitiable existence are vividly painted by the author. It is the story of the most unwanted people of the society. But the author finds joy, courage, excellence, and fine qualities amidst this miserable existence. The story has touched me so much that I have read this book several times during the last few years. If one starts reading this book, he or she would not be able to put away the book without completing it. The curiosity to know what happened to their lives and how they would end up finally keeps the reader excited and forces him/her to go on with the reading. To me this book is one of the finest books in the world.
Les livres sont, sans aucun doute, notre meilleur ami. Ils servent de nourriture pour la pensée. Ils nous consoler dans nos peines et nous faire oublier les soucis de la vie. Certains lisent des livres au ralenti loin leur temps. Certains lisent des livres d'élargir leurs connaissances, tandis que...
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