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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)
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Exit West
“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...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 A Real Sense of Otherness: "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid
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...
Merle
Merle rated it
5.0 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
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 ...
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...
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