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Comments on Finny Knits: [BOOK CLUB] The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri





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Okay, I'm shuffling in a bit late. I totally read...

2007-05-03T19:33:00.000-07:00

Okay, I'm shuffling in a bit late. I totally read the book on time, wrote a review on my blog, and um....forgot to check in here at the pre-arranged time (hellooo...). Loved the book. Loved it.

Water for Elephants? Absolutely hated it. Too much cruel circus stuff. No can handle. The whole story seemed pointless other than the fact that a man in a convalescent home was hiding a voluminous life (as so many are, if we only were to ask...). And the Polish elephant was a cool thing, especially as it was based on a true event. But I'd vote not a worthy read overall on that one. Count me in on the next adventure...



I loved the book, too, and I think it also has a l...

2007-05-02T01:13:00.000-07:00

I loved the book, too, and I think it also has a lot to do with my very good friends (you met most of them, Finny) that are 1st generation Indian-American and it was almost like having a conversation with them while reading the book.

Are you going to see the movie? It was also very very good. Bring Kleenex.



Hmmm, I think I 'll probably be out-numbered here,...

2007-05-01T15:24:00.000-07:00

Hmmm, I think I 'll probably be out-numbered here, but I was a bit disappointed. While I enjoyed her prose very much, I was quite unaffected by the characters. I stayed emotionally uninvolved throughout the book and I'm not sure why. The book is well written - it just didn't connect with me. Am I the only one who thought, "Ho hum. So what."?



I loved the Namesake. I highly highly recommend L...

2007-05-01T13:57:00.000-07:00

I loved the Namesake. I highly highly recommend Lahiri's book of short stories (Interpreter of Maladies).