Much of a muchness

Things that make you go 'hmm'…

I Like


  • The Zahir – Paulo Coelho
  • The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  • The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  • The Night Watch – Sarah Waters
  • Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky
  • Black Swan Green – David Mitchell
  • Saturday – Ian McEwan
  • Spies – Michael Frayn
  • A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  • Dead Air – Iain Banks
  • The Last King of Scotland – Giles Foden
  • The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollingshurst
  • Birds Without Wings – Louis de Bernieres
  • The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things – Jon McGregor
  • Mother’s Milk – Edward St. Aubyn
  • Plot Against America – Philip Roth
  • A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian – Marina Lewycka
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  • Stuart-A Life Backwards – Alexander Masters
  • Once in a House on Fire – Andrea Ashworth
  • Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Corrections –Jonathan Frantzen
  • Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  • Engleby – Sebastian Faulks
  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  • Gentlemen and Players – Joanne Harris
  • Dark Fire, Dissolution and Sovereign – C J Sansom (The Matthew Shardlake novels)
  • The Rose of Sebastapol – Katherine McMahon


  • Amelie
  • Amadeus
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Singing in the Rain
  • The Bandwagon
  • Crash
  • African Queen
  • The Colour Purple
  • Schindler’s List
  • The Dish
  • Evita
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Goodbye Lenin
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Moonstruck
  • Moulin Rouge
  • O Brother where art Thou?
  • The Piano
  • When Harry met Sally
  • Sunshine
  • There Will be Blood


  • Gotan Project
  • Coldplay
  • Killers
  • Tango Ambiente
  • KT Tunstall
  • Amadou and Mariam
  • Cesaria Evora
  • Crowded House
  • Feist
  • Jack Johnson
  • Goldfrapp
  • Mozart
  • Vivaldi
  • Beethoven

8 responses to “I Like

  1. Navin August 12, 2007 at 7:16 pm

    ohhh.. you are quite a reader.. i don’t know i start migraine if i start to read big books.. i read newspaper.. :)

    from the films, i only heard of Moulin Rouge, rest i’ve never heard of ’em

    i love elvis presley

  2. Diane August 12, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    I see you live in Nepal. Do many English or US films show in Nepal? I can recommend those on my list if you can get the DVDs. Which films do you like?

    I am not an Elvis fan, I must admit!

  3. Navin August 14, 2007 at 5:49 pm


    You know, you can get idea about me @
    you can google my name with keywords ” Navin Lama ” and a ziki will appear(my profile) and if you see one from musclenow, then please ignore that, i don’t workout now.. I want to take back what i’ve written as testimonial there. .. Ohkie.. forget about these URL things. it’s very hectic.. ehehe..

    okie.. umm. yeah, we do have english movies show here, not so frequent but sometimes in the theatres. To tell you the truth, i only like watching hollywood movies, most of em which are sci-fi,thriller,action-packed,comedy and well sometimes romantics too.. and Art movie…it just doesn’t get into my nerd head. If i feel insomniac, i watch Art movie and sleep. ;)

    umm i’m listing some of em which left quite an impression on my brain cells..
    -Back to the future I,II,III
    -Terminator I,II,III
    -Lord of the rings I,II,III
    -Time Cop
    -Crouching Tiger and hidden Dragons
    -most of the epic korean war movies, i forgot most of the names
    -Titanic( i cried.. i related myself too much on this.. ehehe, i feel funny now)
    -Dumb and Dumber
    -Mr Bean series(i’ve all beans movies and his escapades serials)
    -Jackie chan movies(people say i look like a jackie chan, i dunno)
    -Faces of death(showing real life stuffs how human life ends)
    -and so many many others..

    In the contrary, i’m quite an Elvis fan. Because, i relate to his many songs..

  4. Diane August 21, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    I like some of the films you like too…all the Lord of the Rings films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Terminator II, Back to the Future I and I cried at the end of Titanic too!

  5. Navin August 25, 2007 at 2:37 am

    Oh Diane, we are same then.. you cried, me cried,.. that’s because that movie was so touching.

  6. viji July 18, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Singing in the rain is my favourite film

  7. Diane July 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I love it and can watch it over and over again (and I do!)

  8. Muzica September 3, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I like singing in the rain.. great movie

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