Summer Reading UpdatePosted: July 3, 2008
Finished Away last night. The end left me cold, and the more I think about the book, the less I actually like it. The more I think about it, the more cliche some of the moments become, and also there’s a lot of gratuitous sex in it. For a book about this plucky, determined character that I was taken with so completely, it took me to a place that I can only describe (without giving away the ending) as nowhere. Overall, a disappointment.
So then, I started Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies. I made it through the first short story last night, and it was excellent.