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5 Books that Deserved Better Film Adaptations

1. “The Bonfire of the Vanities” by Tom Wolfe

This 1987 book really is a modern classic; full of wit, satire and gripping narrative twirls. The book really epitomises everything that the 1980s stood for in the US, and was a giant critical success, becoming a bestseller. 1,126 more words


The Reluctant Fundamentalist: A Book That Speaks to You Like an Old Friend

I have read books which put you in the shoes of a character. I have read books that have had an outside view, narrating everything as if the narrator always soars above the characters involved. 454 more words


The Works of Mohsin Hamid

“As a society, you were unwilling to reflect upon the shared pain that united you with those who attacked you. You retreated into myths of your own difference, assumptions of your own superiority.

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Racial and Cultural Discrimination Amongst Youth - How Can We Fix it?

Racial and cultural discrimination is a major issue in Australia, which is surprising given the diverse nature of our population. The Foundation for Young Australians (Jenkins et.al 2009, p.1) undertook in a research report, on the impact of racism on young Australians, with the goal of encouraging, ‘systemic, behavioural and social change.’ 1,011 more words

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid--sort of Graham Greene-ish

I took a break from Runaway, a manuscript I am reading for a writing friend, last night and devoted my reading hour(s) to finishing The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.  365 more words

Kathy McMullen

Exit West #ManBookers2017

Mohsin Hamid is one of the three Pakistani origin author long listed for this years Man Bookers’ prize. He made his name in 2007 with the book The Reluctant Fundamentalist which was later adopted in the major Hollywood motion picture.   257 more words


Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

“You’re a watchful guy. You know where that comes from? ” I shook my head. “It comes from feeling out of place. Believe me. I know.” – … 452 more words