Friday, February 24, 2006




A Book Review and Music talk ...
Finished reading the 'Namesake' some days back - its by Jhumpa Lahiri.
When I had read her first book - The Intrepretor of the Maladies', I thought, it was just a 'beginners luck' or a 'one book wonder' but boy ....was I wrong ...terribly wrong.....
Oh Yeah !!!!


The Namesake is a great book capturing the life of an American born Indian Bengali boy whose parents moved to the US in the 60's. The life in which he fails to connect to his strange name, a life where he fails to connect to the Indian traditions and a life where he fails to connect to his parents. Though, this book could have been yet another boring account of Indians in the US (and probably some might still say that its boring and slow), what sets the author apart is how she has not stuck to any period or any particular incident for more than the required time - in short, I found the Namesake a real pacy one ....

Not intending this to be a spoiler and hence I stop here. Read it....I would say....

Music Talk
Hmm ...Rahman ...and more Rahman and even more Rahman. I could go on and on and on ....but I guess I will discuss something else today .....
though a 'Godfather' review from me is still pending...probably, will get that done this weekend.

'Good Will Hunting' ....first saw the movie over the weekend ..immensely liked it and noticed that the soundtrack was good ....n so got it and heard it ....
Alternative in flavor.....mostly by Elliot Smith ...who as I just Googled and found out is no more. Sad, that ....
Also hooked onto some timeless ones by Led Zep and Alan Parsons ....
woiiiiiiii .....I am glad there is so much music all around and I hv an ear for it :-)

-A


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