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The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting . . .Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up... show more
At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting . . .Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by the elite "valuation" firm of Underwood Samson. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his infatuation with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore.But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780151013043 (0151013047)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0
Set as a monologue given by Changez to a man he meets in Lahore – a man who may or may not be a spy – The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a book that not only examines a Pakistani man who is in America during 9-11 but also the question of the reliable or unreliable narrator. Changez’s story details h...
Książkowo czyta
Książkowo czyta rated it
2.5
Mohsin Hamid w swojej książce „Uznany za fundamentalistę” przedstawia losy Pakistańczyka imieniem Changez. Młody mężczyzna pochodzi z małego miasteczka Lahore, które jest stolicą prowincji Pendżab. Changez przyjeżdża do Ameryki i rozpoczyna studia w Princeton, a ponieważ kończy je z wyróżnieniem z...
Danway's Books
Danway's Books rated it
3.5 Uznałem się...
W pakistańskim mieście Lahore, stolicy prowincji Pendżab, dzieje się akcja książki autorstwa Moshina Hamida. "Uznany za fundamentalistę" znalazła się w finale nagrody Brookera za rok 2007.W owym mieście, w kawiarni, spotykamy głównego bohatera Changeza, który opowiada przypadkowo spotkanemu Amerykan...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
“If you have ever, sir, been through a breakup of a romantic relationship that involved great love, you will perhaps understand what I experienced. There is in such situations usually a moment of passion during which the unthinkable is said; this is followed by a sense of euphoria at finally being l...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
3.0 The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
The titular fundamentalist in this novel is not only reluctant, but also less than convincing. The back cover of my copy described that Changez, the Pakistani main character, "embraced the Western dream — and a Western woman — and... both betrayed him". But I had to scan through the book again to as...
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