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by Ayad Akhtar
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guiltlessreader
guiltlessreader rated it 7 years ago
I was supposed to read this alongside another book. But I got so immersed in this I couldn't stop. Hayat's world of a confused young Muslim in modern America, his dynamic with his family and the Muslim community at large, and how religious conflict boils over. Reminds me of Atonement by Ewan McGrego...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it 7 years ago
From Jakarta Book Fair 2012.
Coffee Bean Bookshelf
Coffee Bean Bookshelf rated it 7 years ago
I'm on the fence this time around. I usually enjoy reading books about other cultures, but this one I found boring in parts and then in others it was so shocking that I was angry. The last third of the book I found myself skimming just to get through.It seemed like it would be an interesting dynamic...
The House That Books Built
The House That Books Built rated it 7 years ago
I didn't care for this book. I'm Muslim,(though not Pakistani or American as was the young man growing up in this story) and I found the negative stereotypes of Muslims just too depressing. I don't doubt that there are Muslims who are bad people or who act in bad ways, but I just felt this was too h...
June's Room
June's Room rated it 7 years ago
I didn't care for this book. I'm Muslim,(though not Pakistani or American as was the young man growing up in this story) and I found the negative stereotypes of Muslims just too depressing. I don't doubt that there are Muslims who are bad people or who act in bad ways, but I just felt this was too h...
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