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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Short reviews


Short reviews

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

I have a friend who is not fond of short stories, because she feels cheated after reading them. I told her she should read this, because each story is complete in and of itself, and it's hard to imagine how or what to add to them to make them better.

Every time I finished a story, that one became my favourite. Until the next one.

Read it. You know you want to. :)


My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike by Joyce Carol Oates

Okay, just typing the title makes me tired. And to be honest, the book did, a little bit, too.
Loosely based on the JonBenet Ramsey case; My Sister, My Love is told from the point of view of the older brother of child skating star _ and murder victim _ Bliss Rampike.
Skyler is 19, very troubled, and trying to make sense of the world.

I liked parts of it, but more parts of it seemed to drag on ... and on and I got a bit fed up, quite frankly and had to keep putting it down.

Took me weeks to finish it!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

I'll have to try the Lahiri collection, I love short stories but I find myself reading mainly horror anthologies - so this will be a good change :)