The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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Picked up at the bookcrossing meetup last night. Thanks very much kinedi who gave it to me.
Edit (4 hours later): Looks like someone at World Book Night has read my journal entry. The registered title and author have changed. Thanks!
Changez's narrative is as informative as many a long-winded political study, but many times more captivating. The front cover is right - it reads like a thriller. I was part-desperate, part-scared to read the final few pages, not knowing what I was going to find. His gradual disillusionment with the American dream is convincing and thought-provoking. However, his inability to formulate any alternate Utopia (other than in the delicious nature of Pakistani food) shows that this is not a terrorist apologist's book, but a sincere attempt to shake the western reader into the complex realities of 'anti-Americanism'.
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I got this from the book table at the Unconvention. Thank you!
As there is quite a hype about this novel, I was really thrilled to be finally able to read it. Unfortunately it didn't wholly fulfill my expectations.
It is a good book, well written. But I am sorry to say that 5 weeks after I read it, I now hardly remember its content, which isn't a good sign.... no lasting impression other that I still don't know how to interpretate the ending.
Maybe it is better suited for an American reader who is able to reflect his own stereotypes / prejudices ...
Counts for Pakistan.
Greetings to Edinburgh, this book will travel to Vietnam soon.
Liebe Finderin, lieber Finder,
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