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Zachary

Jamaica Plain, MA, USA | Member Since 2004

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  • The Inheritance of Loss

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Kiran Desai
    • Narrated By Meera Simhan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (120)
    Story
    (123)

    In a crumbling, isolated house at the foot of Mount Kanchenjunga lives an embittered old judge. He only wants to retire in peace, but then his orphaned granddaughter, Sai, arrives on his doorstep. The judge's chatty cook watches over her, but his thoughts are mostly with his son, Biju, who is hop-scotching from one New York restaurant job to another. A novel of depth and emotion, Desai's second, long-awaited novel fulfills the grand promise established by her first.

    Bob says: "Gorgeous prose but grim"
    "Insightful, but no real narrative..."
    Overall

    Lots of insight into modern India and it's connections to the US and Europe in the post-colonial world. Very interesting in this moment of hysteria over illegal immigration, but I wish it had a clearer plot. I'm glad to have heard it, but I'm gladder it's over.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • My Year of Meats

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (60)

    Jane, a struggling filmmaker in New York, is given her big break, a chance to travel through the United States to produce a Japanese television program sponsored by American meat exporters. Meanwhile, Akiko, a painfully thin Japanese woman struggling with bulimia, is being pressured by her child-craving husband to put some meat on her bones, literally.

    Emily says: "Entrancing story, unbelievable narration"
    "I prefer novels to be much less preachy"
    Overall

    The actual main character in theis "novel" is the evil of the meat industry. The actors seem to be secondary to the political rant about the dangers of meat production, processing, medicines, etc. This is really "The Jungle" for the 21st century, with less compelling plot and characters. I'm quite interested in the topic, and sympathetic, but I'd rather not get my scientific information on the meat industry from a novel.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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