Wednesday, January 11, 2006

namesake

i meant to go to the farmers market on saturday to get some veggies and take some pictures, but i was zonked out in bed with a bad cold and fever (which, predictably, i seem to have passed on to christie).

instead i read this book. i have seen lahiri's name around since her collection of stories, interpreter of maladies, won the pullitzer a couple of years ago. since i'm not really big on short stories, i bought her novel. after my severely disappointing struggle with gravity's rainbow, the namesake was refreshingly direct in both language and plot. highly recommended.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Nate! I came across your blog and thought I'd say hello...I too have read the book and would recommend it...although I felt it could have gone deeper in some respects...

shai

6:19 PM  
Blogger nate said...

shai! good to hear from you. of course, you would have a much closer perspective to it than i, but i agree with you that it didn't go too deep. it was a good story, but so fast that it missed out on some of the emotion and reflection and cultural upheaval, etc. she's trying to be rushdie, but doesn't quite make it.

9:42 PM  

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