I had the pleasure of reading The Interpreter of Maladies in a class called “Gender and Diaspora” when I was in college. I was familiar enough with Jhumpa Lahiri to know that her writing was mesmerizing and that I wanted more. I found The Namesake in a free mini library at the Dandelion Communitea Cafe in Orlando, and immediately devoured it.
I went to dinner and a movie with a friend from high school today, and ended up seeing The BFG. Now, I haven’t read Roald Dahl’s novel in a long time, but I remember the book fondly, because through my childhood I read the book every month or so. I was excited to see what the movie held, and while I wasn’t disappointed, I do have some thoughts on the film.