In Other Rooms, Other Wonders
Publish date: 2009-02-01
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, Short Stories
It's hard for me to give this book a rating in stars.I didn't dislike the writing. I don't think it's ~zomg beautiful~ or Pultizer or National Book Award material, but I often have some beef with those kinds of "big" awards anyway (even if I am sometimes drawn to them). I liked the writing style per...
Add this to your list of wonderful don’t-miss-them books. This is a collection of short stories that are loosely linked together and that all take place in Pakistan. Brilliant, all.
Mueenuddin has put together a collection of stories that offers a less than flattering portrait of Pakistan. But while the social structures that come under his gaze are less than ideal, his writing is top notch, his ability to create memorable and accessible characters is superb. The organizing me...
Collection of short stories, mostly set in Pakistan. Mostly excellent. I discovered him from a superb short story in Granta. Also, I think, from the New Yorker. The one set in Paris, with characters loosely based on the author (Our Lady of Paris”) is least convincing, not engaging or original — ...
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