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Review: Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri

What do you say when a work that is widely liked and highly celebrated doesn't do for you what it did for others? What I do is slap a three-star rating on it and write a review that expresses my confusion without saying anything positive or negative about the book. In fact, such a review really doesn't even say much about the book. It's just a ho-hum review for a ho-hum book. At least the book in this case, The Interpreter of Maladies, was written beautifully; I can't say as much for this review.