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message 1: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Another wonderful review, Nataliya.


message 2: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya Thank you, Stephen. The praise means a lot coming from you - the undisputed king of GR reviews :)


message 3: by Tracy (new)

Tracy I haven't read this but I did see the movie which I liked.


message 4: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya I heard the movie was actually better than the book, which is quite rare.


message 5: by Mary (new)

Mary "a perpetual wait, a constant burden, a continuous feeling out of sorts". It totally is like this. Added to my to-read list!


message 6: by Srinivas (new)

Srinivas nice review Nataliya, me also read this book. Jhumpa Lahiri's writing enthralls me through the stories little monotonous.


message 7: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya That's true, I guess. But I wonder if her writing style therefore is more suited for short stories - and I will find out soon, since I already have a hard copy of "Interpreter of Maladies" just waiting to be read.


message 8: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan I had to study 'Interpreter of Maladies' for my 2011 Year 12 exams and although I have not read The Namesake her prose is very suited to short stories. And I have read many, many short stories. And hers are definitely up there in terms of content and command of sincere, yet almost poetic language.


message 9: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya Jonathan wrote: "I had to study 'Interpreter of Maladies' for my 2011 Year 12 exams and although I have not read The Namesake her prose is very suited to short stories. And I have read many, many short stories. And..."

Wow, it's really nice to hear. I will definitely move it up on my TBR list then. I knew it won the Pulitzer, but so did some other books that I just could not stomach, so that alone was not enough to make me read it. But now I definitely will, and soon!


message 10: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Prizes rarely qualify a novel for me but they do make it of interest to read. I often want to find out why they received the award. I feel that with her short stories there that I could understand why. Perhaps they did not interest me like some classic short stories have but they are well written and their characterisation is excellent.


message 11: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya I started reading "Interpreter of Maladies", and yes - I think her writing style is well suited for short stories, much more so than for a novel.


message 12: by Nelly (new)

Nelly Nataliya wrote: "I heard the movie was actually better than the book, which is quite rare."

The movie was great. I read this a long time ago but I remember enjoying it and loving the writing style.


Carol. [All cynic, all the time] Nice quotes. Gave a good feel for the language of the novel.


message 14: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya Thanks, Carol. These seemed very representative of the style of the entire novel.


message 15: by MomtoKippy (new)

MomtoKippy Very nice review. I must have read a different book. Some of the driest draggy prose I have ever read. Special moments like the one quote above are few and far bewtween.


message 16: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya MomtoKippy wrote: "Very nice review. I must have read a different book. Some of the driest draggy prose I have ever read. Special moments like the one quote above are few and far bewtween."

Another proof that perception of literature is very subjective.


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