le 21 août 2005
A wonderful collection of short stories about people and relationships. It is a hilarious mix of India and America, of traditional and modern, love, jealousy, grief, loneliness and dreams. Ms Lahiri successfully cut across cultural boundaries through characters that imprint themselves in the minds of readers of al backgrounds. It is understandable why Ms. Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award and the Pen/Hemingway Award in her first published work. She possesses a huge vocabulary and unique writing style. I also recommend For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, The Usurper and Other stories, The Catcher in the Rye. Short stories like these are a rare gift to the reading world.
le 2 septembre 2002
I really loved this book!
Usually I'm not really into short stories but I found reading this book a totally different experience. Each short story seemed complete and well detailed.
What I loved about this book is that Jhumpa Lahiri writes so well about the two cultures, that I find myself agreeing with alot of her observations.
She attracts the reader to the story and keeps us well engrossed. Her descriptions are superb and really bring to life the story.
If you are of Indian origin living overseas, you'd LOVE this book!! And if you're not, you'll learn a lot about the integration of Indians in a foreign culture!
le 2 octobre 2004
This is a compilation of 9 stories related to India or to Indians in some way, but there is no need to be related to India to enjoy these stories. The exceptional style of the author doesn't make you feel like putting this book down.
And really what I liked a lot is that the auhtor is really telling you stories, don't expect dramatic ends or anything, there are simple and touching stories.
I really enjoyed them, I hope it will be the same with you
le 26 mai 2003
Jhumpa possède une perspicacité à en couper le souffle, elle est capable de saisir et de mettre en avant LE détail important, celui qui parle, celui que l'on ressent, loin des descriptifs ennuyeux de certains classiques de la littérature française, par exemple, elle connait la structure en suspens d'une nouvelle...
on ne se demande plus pourquoi le prix pulitzer s'est retrouvé dans ses mains