Brandon Sosa Sosa itibaren 70010 Adelfia BA, İtalya
I liked this book as well or a little better than the Interpreter of Maladies. Lahiri is a gifted writer and her stories are all interesting and well-written. I liked how the short stories in this book were pretty long and in-depth - sort of little mini-novels. My one complaint with Lahiri is that it seems like she is just telling the same story over and over again. And it is a good story, but still, I wish that she would branch out and write about something unfamilar to her. Every single one of her novels involves at least 5 out of the following six elements: 1) a Bengali family, 2) of middle class socioeconomic background, 3) that live on the East Coast, 4) a family of parents who immigrated from India 30 some years ago, 5) children that are born in the U.S. and dragged back to India every summer to visit their parents' families, and 6) the challenges the families face as they struggle to reconcile their cultural identities. Each story has some additional element that makes it different; a family member struggling with addiction, an unhappy marriage, an estranged parent, etc. But it feels like the same story over and over again. Dont' get me wrong, I love her stories. I just wish that she would break out of her mold and write something completely, or at least slightly, different.