Book Fifteen: Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri

Sometimes it feels like I'm only reading books for my book club, but when the books are this good, I honestly don't mind. And since I haven't been reading short stories much lately (maybe because of shit like this), it was refreshing to read short stories done well. I particularly liked "A Temporary Matter," "Sexy," "This Blessed House," and "The Third and Final Continent." But honestly, I loved them all.


Anonymous bellcurves said...

i'm actually more of a novel kind of girl, myself, but when short stories are done well, they are such a treat. starting this month, i'm looking forward to having a little more time to do some of my own (i.e., non-assigned) reading. perhaps some of that reading will occur while i'm sitting by the pool drinking ice tea or something. make that iced red(bush) tea! i'm really curious about alexander mccall smith since i keep encountering him here :-)

May 2, 2008 at 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is my favorite of jumpshot lahiri's books. did you ever read her story in the new yorker about the young indian couple, falling out of love, who go through a week in which the power keeps going out ? the arc of their rekindled romance, plus the sadness that it was only temporary, it really touched me. great story that.

July 11, 2008 at 11:11 PM  

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