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Nothing like a real book

I refer to the article Shift From E-books To Print (Life, Sept 27).

Reading a book should come as naturally as watching the sun rise in the morning. Nothing beats reading a book in its physical form.

The first time I read a book online was also the last. It was not a pleasant experience.

I am glad to see that e-books are facing declining sales as readers return to books. As they should - whether the books are bought in a bookshop or borrowed from a library.


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I am convinced that the day books become obsolete, we might not be far away from losing our humanity and sanity.


Manoraj Rajathurai

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2015, with the headline ''. Print Edition | Subscribe