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Reply Mon 7 Jan, 2008 07:35 pm
The Inheritance of Loss
available at Amazon for $ 16.32

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/Inheritance_of_loss_cover.jpg

This is the book we would like to discuss here, quite casually in our own
a2k book club. There aren't any rules or requirements to join here;
the only prerequisite is reading above named book.

Now, sozobe did read the book already, MsOlga is reading as we speak,
and Noddy and I are still waiting for Amazon to deliver our copies.

After we're finished reading the book - I am aiming for mid February -
we'll start writing down our thoughts and opinion in this thread.

The reason I am writing here already, is to hopefully solicit more readers
who are willing to buy the book, read it, and join us here in our forthcoming discussion group.

So please join us! Very Happy
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 7 Jan, 2008 07:39 pm
Thanks for starting this, CJane!

Looking forward to the discussion.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jan, 2008 07:18 am
Calamity Jane--

You're a woman who dispells Dither. Good for you.

My copy arrived yesterday--Amazon, second hand. Cost: Under $5.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jan, 2008 07:37 am
Bookmark.
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JPB
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jan, 2008 07:58 am
almost finished reading...
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Chai
 
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Reply Tue 8 Jan, 2008 08:21 am
another bookmark
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 09:41 am
I bought the book.
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mushypancakes
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:00 am
Ok, I'm in! Have yet to read the book or even get it, but that's easy to do.

Great bunch of great minds on this one. I'm in!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 10:19 am
I just got mine yesterday, will start reading today....
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 11:00 am
bookmark. Smile

I am part of two other book clubs as well.
This should be fun .
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2008 06:04 pm
Just read first chapter. Liked it.


Waaaah! I wanna DISCUSS it....(restraining self)
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jan, 2008 11:00 pm
So start, dlowan!!

I'm about 2/3 through, and I have mixed emotions so far. Won't comment
further until I am finished though.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jan, 2008 11:16 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
So start, dlowan!!

I'm about 2/3 through, and I have mixed emotions so far. Won't comment
further until I am finished though.


I got frustrated and read another book instead. I'll finish the other closer to when discussion starts.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jan, 2008 01:02 pm
Have book, haven't opened it yet. Read an interesting review months ago, would like to cheat and look at that again, but won't.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jan, 2008 01:28 pm
Oh very good, osso.

I'm probably finished by the weekend and will write my piece then when
it's still fresh and in my mind.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2008 01:42 pm
I finished the book last week already, and I am writing down my thoughts
now, as I probably will forget over time.

Well, at times quite boring, this wasn't an easy read for me, as I could not identify with, resp. like any of the characters at all, and mainly because the author hasn't taken the time to introduce the main characters in more detail. It felt like, the entire book was written in a hurry - nothing was described or discussed in depth, and the ending left me even more unsatisfied.

I would have liked to read more of the ethnic differences between the
Nepalis, Indians, and other regionally originated frictions, yet it was only superficially mentioned throughout the book and only towards the end
could the reader get more information.

Biju's stay in the United States was so clichè: struggling in the kitchens of
the New York restaurants and working for peanuts as an illegal immigrant.

The author seemed to punish her characters for having gotten an
education abroad, and therefore weren't able to lead a satisfying life back
home in India. They weren't accepted abroad, and at home started to
despise their own people for feelings of superiority.

I'm curious to hear how you all felt with this book. Sorry to say, this
was not as an enjoyable book as I had thought at the beginning.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2008 07:59 pm
Oh...I had better finish it!!!


(I read "Water fro Elephants" and a couple of others in the interim...now re-reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" with intense pleasure).


I loved the beginning...the scope of the book....
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2008 08:32 pm
Now, I loved "Water for Elephants" and my daughter is reading
"How to kill a Mockinbird" for school, and we're discussing that too.
Another one I just finished is "Eat, prey, love" and liked it a lot.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2008 08:49 pm
i might read it one day... (bm)
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martybarker
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2008 09:05 pm
I loved "To kill a Mockingbird" I read it while my daughter read it for school.

Can you give me a hint about "Water for Elephants" Maybe that will be next on my list.

Sorry to digress from the book at hand. Sorry, I didn't read it. I'll keep checking in to see what the next book is and catch up then.
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