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Exit West - Mohsin Hamid
Exit West
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In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar... show more
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet—sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whisper
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780735212176 (0735212171)
ASIN: 735212171
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
2.0 EXIT WEST Review
I was expecting to enjoy this, my first novel by Mohsin Hamid: a short(ish) tale about two lovers escaping a war torn country and desperately finding solace in London. And this one has been hyped up — hyped like almost no other books released this year. I don’t get it. I really don’t. The writing ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0 Wonderful
Nov 2017 UC Book Club Read When I opened today’s copy of the New York Times, I was greeted with stories about refugees to Europe and the Rohingya massacre/refugees. This isn’t counting the almost constant debate in the US about DACA and illegal immigrants to the country who are in...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Exit West
Exit West is an impressively rendered, sensitive and timely novel. It tackles the issue of the refugee crisis in a way that feels remarkably current. There's a freshness to this story that is often lacking in other stories of this style. Given its subject and the ways it's skillfully depicted, I thi...
Just Olga and her books
Just Olga and her books rated it
5.0 A novel not for everybody that perhaps everybody should read
Thanks to NetGalley and to Penguin for offering me an ARC copy of this book that I freely chose to review. This is another one of the books longlisted for the Man-Booker Prize (now I only have one left of the ones I discovered sitting on my list. I might even finish reading it before the short-list ...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
3.0 Interesting book but turns out to be something else.
Years ago I had read the author's 'Reluctant Fundamentalist' and really enjoyed it, but had not read anything else by him. But when I saw the description for this book, I thought I'd give author Hamid another shot. It sounded interesting. Saeed and Nadia discover each other one day and in "normal" c...
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