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The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur

A Prison Diary (Vols 1, 2 & 3) by Jeffery Archer 

Source: The Loyolean, Chp 6, Vol II, 2006

The Inscrutable Americans

Anurag Mathur

The Inscrutable Americans, a novel by Anurag Mathur, follows the exploits of one Gopal, a young lad of 20 from a small town in rural India called Jajau. Heir to a large and profitable Hair oil manufacturing company, Gopal lands in America to pursue a diploma in Chemical Engineering. The American way of life catches up with him and we are treated to a wholesome feast of Gopal “mishaps” as he simply fails to adapt to life in the fast lane.”

A Prison Diary (Vols 1, 2 & 3)

Jeffery Archer

In the year 2001, Lord Jeffeiy Archer, author of such famous titles as Sons of Fortune and As the Crow Flies, was sent to prison for four years, for alleged perjury. However, owing to extenuating circumstances, this sentence was reduced to two. In these two years (spent in four different prisons), he penned three volumes of his prison diary. His first volume tracks his days at. HMP Belmarsh (HMP: Her Majesty’s Prison), the second covers prison life at HMP Wayland and the last volume covers the end part of his sentence, which was at HMP North Sea Camp and HMP Lincoln. All three volumes describe in intricate detail, the fallacies and sometimes torture prevalent in British prisons. Besides giving an insight into the prison system, it also touches upon the drug problem that plagues Britain. A must read for all.

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