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Monday, December 1, 2014

Moronic Monday: Gogol Ganguli (The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri)

Mondays, the worst day of the week. Despite the fact that it's the start of your school/work week, there is always something extra that just pushes it to the next level. That someone that just permanently keeps Monday at the top of most dreaded days of the week. That's what this meme is about. The one character that drives you mad with their stupidity. Their idiocy is the type that you can spot their impending train wreck from miles away, the type that makes you want to slam their heads into a desk repeatedly. Moronic Mondays are not for your lovable idiots, no, it's for the ones that you think they deserve every bad thing they get it.

Anyone else think that Gogol was a selfish brat? I read this book a few years ago, and I was fascinated by the story itself but from when Gogol is a teenager and on--I was just annoyed. His shame for his family and his origins brought a nasty taste in my mouth. His parents did the best they could and still let him run rampant and do whatever he pleased. Was that enough? Nope. Through most of the book, I was just wishing that I could get more of his parent's story because Gogol's just annoyed me to no end. Only after tragedy strikes, near the end of the book, does he realizes his faults but it's too little too late for me.


  1. I totally agree with you about this character, though I loathed this book.. I was forced to read it in high school and I suffered through it lol.

    1. I had to read it in College and I liked the writing style and I liked the story about Gogol's parents, but since most of the book centered around Gogol...well ultimately that's why I didn't love this book.

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