yes, because the details of this story are charming
She gave the characters personality
That's no reason to cry. One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and that makes me sad.
Out of all my downloaded Audible books, this one was the biggest disappointment, I have persevered with this audible book, but if I can describe this book as a colour, I would give this book a grey palate. The Character of Ashima is so Grey, that what else would her offspring be but a duller shade of grey, who despises his Grey Ancestry, and Name. It promises so much more , a melodic story with colorful characters , strong, vibrant however I am more than 1/2 way through and I would like to poke my eardrums out with a skewer as this book is boring me to tears. Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdi, Abraham Vergehese. Don't waste your money seriously
What do you want in a book? Believable characters? An engrossing plot? Beautiful narration? This audiobook has them all. Read it, then see the movie. I enjoyed both.
Been listening when listening to books was unheard of - and on tape. I've evolved along with Audible and love everything about Audible!!
Enjoyed this book very much. Appeals to me as I enjoy reading about relationships, watching characters change and learning about other cultures. It isn't The Great Novel, but enjoyable and entertaining.
Perhaps I was expecting too much, but people told me that Jhumpa Lahiri was a really good writer. i had wanted to listen to her first book, Interpreter of Maladies, but that was not available on Audible at the time I downloaded this. I thought it would be a fine substitute, but I was disappointed.
The writing is nice and pleasant and easy to get through, but I did not find it captivating or beautiful. The plot was predictable and every event in the book was overly foreshadowed by abrupt changes in tone. The themes focusing on the interaction of name and identity and the unique dilemmas faced by 2nd generation Indian Americans were interesting, but dealt with in such a heavy handed fashion. You never found yourself discovering any ideas in this book. They are essentially just told to you.
I did enjoy it. It was nice and a good way to pass the time, but it is nothing terribly substantial.
I loved the reader and thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Indian culture and families. The story follows the life of the main character, Goggle (?) from childhood to adulthood, and his day to day struggles, which, although not terribly exciting, were terribly real. I can't wait for the movie.
I think this is a great read. This book has something of a very even keel throughout. Never too dramatic. And being a first generation Indian, I can feel the conflicts that the protagonist's parents go through. And Sarita Choudhury's narration is pretty good.