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
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
When Saeed and Nadia finally had coffee together in the cafeteria, which happened the following week, after the very next session of their class, Saaed asked her about her conservative and virtually all-concealing black rode. "If you don't pray," he said, lowering his voice, "why do you wear it?" Th...
“We are all migrants through time.” Having just finished The Reluctant Fundamentalist before reading Exit West (both are due back at the library), I had high expectations for this book. Sadly, I didn't get as much out of this one as I hoped I would. I mean the premise is fascinating, a young cou...
I wonder if I might share some personal thoughts and experiences about SF in order to shed light on the way I read "Exit West"? I must have been about 6 or 7 when I was in big trouble at school for refusing to read the books we were given, and disrupting lessons as a diversion. Janet and John's es...
This is a fantastic novella. It’s a parable of globalization, but its brilliance is in rendering real, three-dimensional characters even from a brief scene or description. Exit West is set in the modern world, beginning in an unnamed Middle Eastern country on the brink of civil war, where two young ...
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 ...