Rory’s Book Club: The Namesake

There are times, (Like the entire Season 6 of “Gilmore Girls), when I’m frustrated with the main characters. So instead, I just watch the show, hoping that Mrs. Kim will make an appearance. I felt this way about “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri. The author’s use of words & supporting characters is amazing. However, I just couldn’t get behind the main character: Gogol. Gogol spends the book complaining about his name.  At first, the concern is valid, & then I just start seeing him as whiny. I constantly felt like shouting that oi line with the poodles in it. Take the main character out & you have a story, a very good story. It was worth reading just because of how vivid the scenes were. I will definitely check out more of Jhumpa Lahiri’s work when I have made it through Rory’s book list. They didn’t give her a Pulitzer Prize for nothing. (She received it for “Interpreter of Maladies”). Has anyone else read “The Namesake”? Any thoughts?

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I've watched every episode of Gilmore Girls several times. I moved to a small town that reminded me of Stars Hollow. I've subconsciously had my haircut to look like Lorelai. Gilmore Girls is my life, I just have to find Luke. (Well, I didn't have a kid when I was 16, but other than that...)

One thought on “Rory’s Book Club: The Namesake

  1. krista

    I started reading this book, but I couldn’t get into it. Which surprised me, because everyone said I would love it.

    I haven’t been able to get into any fiction lately though, so it probably isn’t the books fault.

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