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Jgrace | 3098 comments The Namesake - Lahiri
Audio performance by Sarita Choudhury
4.5 stars

Poor Gogol Ganguli. He just can’t seem to get it right, from the moment of his birth when the wrong name is placed on his birth certificate. It’s tough for him, being the American born child of Bengali parents. He grows up between cultures, never quite finding the right balance that will allow him to embrace both. I feel a bit guilty to say that I enjoyed his story, since the poor guy was so unhappy much of the time. But I did enjoy this book very much. All of the characters came alive for me. I’m still hoping that life will get better for Gogol. I will definitely read more of Lahiri’s writing.

Ladyslott | 1880 comments I read this book about ten years ago, and really liked it, although I felt bad for Gogol.

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