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Interpreter of Maladies

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

A guaranteed source of joy, even for thos of us who aren't fans of short stories!

I picked up Interpreter of Maladies after having fallen in love with Lahiri's writing style in The Namesake . I normally am not a fan of the short story, as it usually lacks the depth that comes with getting to know characters over the course of a longer novel. However,...
I picked up Interpreter of Maladies after having fallen in love with Lahiri's writing style in The Namesake . I normally am not a fan of the short story, as it usually lacks the depth that comes with getting to know characters over the course of a longer novel. However, I must say Lahiri manages to capture her readers' feelings and captivates their senses through her short stories in very much the same way she does in The Namesake. Her short stories may give those of us who aren't fans of this style of writing a new appreciation of the art that of luring & engaging readers over the course of only a few pages. This marvelous collection of short stories makes you forget this is Lahiri's very first work!

posted by Anonymous on February 27, 2006

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2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Want an interesting book to read, then dont read this!

Do you get fustrated when trying to figure something out, and just feel like giving up? Then this book isn't for you!Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies is an extremely confusing, complicated, and contemptible series of stories, as it contains unfamiliar settings, m...
Do you get fustrated when trying to figure something out, and just feel like giving up? Then this book isn't for you!Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies is an extremely confusing, complicated, and contemptible series of stories, as it contains unfamiliar settings, miscellaneous characters, a displeasing plot, and because the novel was so poorly written it was impossible to make connections throughout the book. Interpreter of Maladies is not a fun book to read.

posted by Anonymous on February 16, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2004

    Disappointing

    This is one of the few books I quit reading. I give every book its fair share, only this one just didn't draw me in. Don't waste your time, your money, or your effort trying to enjoy it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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