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April 06, 2008

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Prisca

I absolutely ADORED Interpreter of Maladies and I can't wait to read these stories. I can't imagine them being anything other than excellent. I hope I'm not disappointed. I'm also anxious for other 'real' reader reviews. ;)

annie

ooh--i'm dying to read this!

stacy

I am a big fan of Lahiri. Interpreter of Maladies was flawless and beautiful. I look forward to this new collection.

heather (errantdreams)

With so many good books out there to review, why give one book two reviews?).

Seconded! You'd think with so many awesome books out there, they could find more with which to fill the pages!

Lisamm

I will read this one soon. I loved Interpreter of Maladies, and I thought The Namesake was very good.

Ishinder

The expectations of all the immigrant parents are about the same. The Indian parents are no different from those parents coming from China, Mexico or Italy. America being a land of immigrants.

My friend's parents who immigrated from Italy behaved exactly the same as the Indian parents in "Unaccustomed Earth".

The theme in all the short stories is similar, about the kids born and reared in America assimilating "American culture" in terms of eating, dating, drinking and smoking.

The narration is intriguing and the details are very interesting. There is however, an underlying attitude towards tradition that appears to be condescending.

I enjoyed the details and the narration but was dissappointed with a singular depiction of the younger generation. The younger generation usually assimilate in varying degrees, at times opting for the ultra-traditonal route.

Ishinder

The expectations of all the immigrant parents are about the same. The Indian parents are no different from those parents coming from China, Mexico or Italy. America being a land of immigrants.

My friend's parents who immigrated from Italy behaved exactly the same as the Indian parents in "Unaccustomed Earth".

The theme in all the short stories is similar, about the kids born and reared in America assimilating "American culture" in terms of eating, dating, drinking and smoking.

The narration is intriguing and the details are very interesting. There is however, an underlying attitude towards tradition that appears to be condescending.

I enjoyed the details and the narration but was dissappointed with a singular depiction of the younger generation. The younger generation usually assimilate in varying degrees, at times opting for the ultra-traditonal route.

dr mite lingi

The way Mrs Jhumpa writes, I believe she has interpreted the inner conflicts of a modern child in a best possible way till date.

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