Friday, May 16, 2008


These are the kind of stories that are so well-wrought I find myself a couple days later wondering if the characters are OK: How is Amit doing? I hope Rahul pulls through. I love the little details Lahiri packs in, details careless readers might miss, details which resonate. I often read carelessly these days, but Lahiri slows me down, makes me pay attention. I love her sinuous sentences, and found myself starting a long story at 11:30pm, thinking, "I'll get 10 pages in before sleep," only to still be up at 1 more than 100 pages later. Her writing makes me de-Lahiri-iously happy.

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