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message 1: by Leanne (new)

Leanne I'm impressed you slogged through the whole thing!


~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ Leanne wrote: "I'm impressed you slogged through the whole thing!"

It was painful. I read other books inbetween. It's never a good sign when you can't wait to be done with a book.


message 3: by Judy (new)

Judy W You write that the brothers "don't change or learn or grow or develop as human beings. They act the same in middle age as they did in their college years."
???
One brother dies as a young man?


~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ Judy wrote: "You write that the brothers "don't change or learn or grow or develop as human beings. They act the same in middle age as they did in their college years."
???
One brother dies as a young man?"


Yes, you're right about that. I think my comment was a little confusing. I didn't feel that the brother who stayed in India changed between his teens and young adult years.


message 5: by Emily (new)

Emily "Purposely hazy" is the perfect way to describe this book. A haze that grew cripplingly dull with every page I turned...


message 6: by Madeline (new)

Madeline I stopped reading this 2/3 of the way. The story was very depressing, the characters unmoving. I am reading other books and might go back to it and finish. But I really don't care much for the people and their dullness. By describing so much of the history and politics, the way of life, I don't think I would want to visit India or be around their people. Quite oppressive.


~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ Emily wrote: ""Purposely hazy" is the perfect way to describe this book. A haze that grew cripplingly dull with every page I turned..."
I thought so too. It was just...boring.


~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ Madeline wrote: "I stopped reading this 2/3 of the way. The story was very depressing, the characters unmoving. I am reading other books and might go back to it and finish. But I really don't care much for the p..."

It's so unfortunate, because The Namesake was brilliant.


message 9: by Leila (new)

Leila Totally agree. Couldnt relate to anything in this book- but then i thought maybe that was intentional & I dnt like that. I did like her other books a lot but this fell so far short of the glorious praise.


message 10: by M (new)

M I didn't even make it 1/3 of the way. I really liked her short stories so was sorry this was such a bore.


~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ I love her short stories, but this was dreadfully boring.


message 12: by Leila (new)

Leila I was so disappointed in this. I agree totally it did read like an extremely dry dissertation. The characters were so poorly developed so uninteresting they seemed like they were mostly an afterthought. She should've just written a "memoir" or a straight non-fiction book. All the hoopla over its release and I say it was so much "the emperor's new clothes."


message 13: by Melissa (new)

Melissa So glad it isn't just me. I loved Unaccustomed Earth, but am really struggling with this one. At page 45, this is likely going to be a DNF.


message 14: by Ira (new)

Ira Langstein Couldn't disagree more. Decisions become fateful in the lives of others. Some are driven by compulsion, others more measured. Scarred childhoods never heal---all these themes were masterfully portrayed in this work.


message 15: by Madeline (new)

Madeline I think it depends on what keeps you awake. Too depressing for me and no life to the characters.


message 16: by Roberta (new)

Roberta Liguori Although I rated it 4 stars your review is excellent I muddled thru a lot of it myself and also found the characters a tad boring and dull but I enjoy history and learning different cultures. Look forward to seeing more of your reviews on other book


message 17: by Cherry (new)

Cherry Agree ... Read till the last page in hope of something striking. Was quite a forgettable read.


message 18: by Eleanor (new)

Eleanor Your review sounds a little dogmatic.… As if it is the truth rather than an opinion.


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