Friday, May 9, 2008

Man Woman and Child by Erich Segal

Whenever somebody asks me about my favourite book. This is the one name which comes to my mind instantaneously. I am yet to read another memorable book like this.

I have always loved reading. When I was a kid I was heavily into comics, our own homegrown Super Commando Dhruv, Nagraj, Chacha Choudhary, Raman, Pinky, Billoo and the likes. I graduated to Enid Blyton novels in Class 5 and 6, and subsequently to the likes of Sidney Sheldon and Mills & Boon. In fact, I discovered Archie’s and the gang after growing up.

Man, Woman and Child was one of the first “grown up” novels that I read. I was completely bowled over by the author’s lucidity and glibness. I was amazed at the level of detailing; it actually creates images in your mind.

I don’t want to write the story here; one can easily get the outline on the net. I don’t even want to write excerpts from the book because anyways it does not make sense to read it out of context, and it would be too bad to spoil the beauty of this book like that.

What I really want to share is, if you love reading about relationships and if you are not looking at fairy tales, this is the one for you. It is a wonderful book which illustrates the changing relationship between people and human emotions in the most beautiful way. You will feel the emotions yourself. It is the story about a family – a happy, loving family and something which changes their lives. I can safely say all girls would love it and most guys would too if you like this genre.

A Classic film in Hindi has been made with one of the best actors in Bollywood, based on this book. So there you go, just grab a copy and read it. It is definitely worth your time. You will be deeply touched.

If I were to say one sentence on this Book – you cannot not like this.


  1. I love Segal's books for his potent expressions..

  2. hi.......
    Man Woman and Child is one of my favourites. As you said everything is well described which gives the reader a good picture.
    I will recommend everyone who believes in relationship and families to read it.

  3. Sure Arjun, I still think it is my all-time-favourite book and I literally lived that book while reading - laughed, smiled, even cried!