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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

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Argh! Books to read piling up again! There’s the stack of library books, my ‘curated’ booklist for these few months. There’re the books on loan from friends, which always come with doses of guilt that grow every time I pass them over for something else. 160 more words

Reading The Why

'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' by Mohsin Hamid ****

Published in 2007, and subsequently shortlisted for 2007’s Man Booker Prize, so much of The Reluctant Fundamentalist is still timely and relevant.  In fact, I can hardly put it better than the official blurb, which states: ‘Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamid’s masterly… 365 more words

Book Review | The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid

I wrote this review in 2013 when I first read the book.

It seems an obvious thing to say, but you should not imagine that we Pakistanis are all potential terrorists, just as we should not imagine that you Americans are all undercover assassins. 538 more words

Book Reviews

Two Reviews: 'Romantic Moderns' and 'Exit West'

Today, I am reviewing two incredibly different, but nonetheless fantastic, books.  The first is Alexandra HarrisRomantic Moderns, and the second Mohsin Hamid… 489 more words

Exit West || A Book Review

Exit West is a novel by Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist (which I’m only mentioning because I read it in a college English course and didn’t realize this was the same author, despite it being printed on the cover, because I listened to this book on audio, but more on that later), published by Riverhead Books in March of 2017, with the audio recorded by Penguin Random House Audio. 976 more words


The Reluctant Fundamentalist

How did you come across the book?

Well, today I was… I’m going to Italy on Friday, and I was looking for some books to read on the plane, but… I’m already almost half way through this!

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