I, now, have the opinion that books are to be read when the mind can assimilate the plot, characters portrayed across, to the reader.
Wonder why i read Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Nayantara Sahgal, Bharathi Mukherjee when in high school. The mind has to arrive at a mature level, after few years of transition. I cannot say that i lost everything then. I enjoyed the language used, the sensibilities of Indian writers.
Presently, i want to read them again. I'd like to form new thoughts on them. Perhaps, i should've stuck to Tom Clancy, Robin Cook, those types. That would not have worked. Nevertheless, i'm happy i can recognise those names.
I want to write more on this. Think i will.