Saturday, 27 May 2006

Of pasta and microwaves

:D nevermind the title.
Despite having dismissed Interpreter of Maladies as a bit of a letdown, I am now thankful that I chose to read till the last story. Rather liked the completely ordinary and understated tone of it.
Okay, maybe a slight concession to the header :). Made myself a proper dinner for the first time this trip. Hence realized how invaluable a microwave is to those completely ignorant (and a little scared) of cooking, like me. Reading The Last and Final Continent (the last story) made me wonder why I've never taken to the milk and cereal routine though....
Feeling: sleepy
Listening to: Enigma - Return to innocence

5 comments:

Hemamalini said...

I cant place the last story.,but I remember liking the first one immensely...
good, good..Now u can use the microwave and cook in Perth apartment also:P

kray said...

it's the one with the 103 yrs old eccentric landlady who only lets her place to Harvard or MIT students :). it's not exceptional, but nice. I could make some sense of an end, unlike a lot of the other stories :(.

Hemamalini said...

oh yes..i remember now..I rather thought most of the stories either ended in a sad note or as an unfinished thread!
lets see what you make of the kite runner:)

Saikat said...

the last one found favourable reviews from almost everyone who read it...
its a nice way to end the book.
"Sob bhalo jaar sesh bhalo" ;)

kray said...

@ hema: ah yes, the kite runner. it starts rather ominously doesn't it? wat retribution n deeds that can't be buried n all :|

@ saikat: I haven't heard too many ppl mention the last one.. everyone just remembers the first one it wud seem :) but yes, my thoughts exactly upon reading the end!