May 14, 2004
21 Down, 31 To Go

"The Namesake," by Jhumpa Lahiri, is an elegantly written novel. The story of Indian immigrants and their straddling national identities, it is at times touching and enlightening. I can also recommend (along with the Pulitzer Prize committee) Lahiri's book of short stories, "Interpreter of Maladies."

Next up is "Candyfreak," by Steve Almond. I love candy, especially good chocolate, so I've been anticipating finally reading this book. All I need now is the right props to get me in the mood. If anyone has any extra See's truffles, Baci, or dark chocolate Dove Promises, their donation will definitely help with my research.

Posted by david on May 14, 2004

The nice thing about "CandyFreak" is that you can read it in a couple of sittings. I read the entire book on a 3 hour long plan ride. Interesting idea, it plays out like that show on the Food Network "Unwrapped".

Posted by: Scott on May 14, 2004 09:07 AM

I'm interested in reading what you think about this book. I wasn't overly impressed with My Life in Heavy Metal but I like the concept behind this effort. It's been getting fairly bad reviews, so I've been hesitant (not that bad reviews ever stopped me before).

Posted by: Jeff on May 14, 2004 06:34 PM
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