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?