First reading list for Spring 2006

Empty desks wait to be read upon

Contributed by Farrukh Sham, TMM2

1. Tariq Ali, The clash of fundamentalisms
Genre: History
No of pages: Over 500
Available at the TIP library

2. Jeffery Archer, Matter of honor
Genre: Fiction/ thriller
No. of pages: 368
Available at the TIP library

3. Dr Spencer Johnson, Who moved my cheese?
Genre: Management
No. of pages: 96
Available at the TIP library

Selected Reviews

The clash of fundamentalisms

If by any chance you seem to notice what is happening around the world like the state of the defenseless Muslim world, The US aggression and imperialism, the world after the 9/11 attacks and so on then this is a book you should not miss! (Don’t let the length of the book scare you away, it’s worth reading). Tariq Ali, with his vigorous narrative, goes on to explain these events in the light of history. In this wide-ranging book he provides an explanation for both the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and new forms of Western colonialism. A highly informative book, especially for those interested in history and politics.

Who moved my cheese?

A small intriguing tale of two mice and two humans who live in a maze and one day are faced with change: when someone moves their cheese. Reactions vary from quick adjustment to waiting for the situation to change by itself to suit their needs. This story is about adjusting attitudes toward change in life, especially at work. It will definitely help you in understanding and dealing with change in your own lives. A must read!