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The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781299900318 (1299900313)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
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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...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
4.5 The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid
21/10 - I really enjoyed this book. It was less than 200 pages but there was a surprising amount of plot in those pages. I enjoyed the way it was written with the narrator speaking to a third party that we only get a brief description of and never hear from directly. We guess at what he's saying fro...
Bloodorange rated it
3.0 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
I liked this book because of the perspective it offers - more on the United States than Pakistan; it is pretty generic, but, I believe, is a must-read for any hopeful immigrant student in the U.S. The story itself is simple and understated in a good way, but I feel the narrative situation in the boo...
bbbart rated it
5.0 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
What an amazing, short story this was. First, let me comment on the way of writing: the perspective of a 200-page monologue, or rather one-sided dialogue was entirely new to me. It worked, however. It really did, and is perhaps the best suited way to narrate this story about love, confusion and beli...
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