Wednesday, September 06, 2006

One Book to rule them all...

[Yeah okay, this is late but it ain't my fault, they decided the book after I left the city.]

The City of Chicago announces the newest selection for the One Book, One Chicago program - Jhumpa Lahiri's Pulitzer winning Interpreter of Maladies. Lahiri now will be spoken in the same breath as Harper Lee, Jane Austen and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. For the uninitiated, this One Book, One Chicago thing is sort of a big deal in the city - every bookstore, every coffee shop, and every library will display the book prominently during the next six months; there will be readings and discussions all over the city. Can't do any harm to the movie that's slated to come out soon, I guess.

PS: Bill is jumping up and down with joy, all Bongness oozing out. But he wants me to make it clear to you all that like every self-respecting Bong, he likes only two of the nine stories in the book. And no, he doesn't think Lahiri should be writing novels.

1 comment:

The Black Mamba said...

good show.

On the contrary, I think Lahiri should continue writing novels. I mean, think about it, what if people start making movies out of .. opal mehta or mistress of spices... or some random chick-lit that seems to pop up everywhere. Her writing atleast has the hope of turning into watchable movies - ok, may be the same kind... but then people like KJo, so why complain.

so how is god's own country treating you, post onam sadya, you must weigh a ton and all.