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message 1: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandapearl) | 48 comments Mod
This is the discussion thread for Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Post any questions or thoughts you have about the book here!


message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (lazydayreading) | 35 comments Mod
I feel all intellectual!


message 3: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (lazydayreading) | 35 comments Mod
The first story was so sad! I loved how real it was. I think even couples that are not in this specific situation can relate. It really hit home.


message 4: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (lazydayreading) | 35 comments Mod
So I just read the second story and I don't know. It was well written but uninteresting I guess. Did you feel the same?


message 5: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (amandapearl) | 48 comments Mod
lol Michelle I just saw these comments! I just finished this book and I really liked A Temporary Matter, Interpreter of Maladies, and This Blessed House. I think of all the stories I mist liked the stories of first generation Indians, people who have grown up in America and feel that tug between two cultures.

I also enjoyed the stories about immigrants to America, but I found their culture shock to be very sad for some reason. I really felt their loneliness and culture shock. Those stories were probably the most sad, in particular Mrs. Sen's. I felt really awful for her and I just wanted to give her a hug!

There weren't any stories that I didn't like, which is good. I think When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dinner was probably the most boring, but overall this was a great collection of stories.


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