Friday, 1 September 2006

Reading List Update.

For my future reference, I:

am currently reading

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Ms. Lahiri just sucks you in with her delightful prose. Gf gave rave reviews about it so I thought I'd read it too. (Despite how certain quarters call her not a true reader, I trust her judgement anyway.) I'm only on chapter 3 currently but already I know this book will r0x0r my b0x0rz long after I'm done with it. A movie's in the works and is set to be released in March 2007, with Ms. Lahiri making a cameo as "Aunt Jhumpa". Watch the trailer.

have recently finished

30 Aug 2006: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
Interesting in some parts, boring in others. I like how Chatwin ties in his journey around Patagonia with his family history, and how he relates history to the people and places he's visited.

21 Aug 2006: The Darkness of Wallis Simpson by Rose Tremain
Some of the stories were boring, meandering, and plodded along at the pace of a leatherback turtle lost on a beach. Only a few were really good, but not good enough to save the whole book.

might be reading these next

Haven't decided yet actually. Maybe Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Philip Roth's Ghost Writer or Naguib Mahfouz's Respected Sir, Wedding Song, The Search.

Previous reading list updates:


  1. read the interpreter of maladies before you get sidetracked. or at least the first story which is one of my favourites ever!

  2. Haha, okay then. Have heard sooo many good things about the book... am scared I'll be disappointed if I read it. Will try to lower expectations as much as possible before reading it...

    ...but am really really enjoying Namesake. It's sooooo goooood...


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