The Reluctant Fundamentalist

by Mohsin Hamid | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0141029544 Global Overview for this book
Registered by worldbooknight on 2/25/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by worldbooknight on Friday, February 25, 2011
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Journal Entry 2 by worldbooknight at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, February 25, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (2/25/2011 UTC) at London, Greater London United Kingdom

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This book is being released via BookCrossing on 5 March 2011 as part of the inaugural World Book Night. With the full support of the Publishers Association, the Booksellers Association, the Independent Publishers Guild, the Reading Agency with libraries, World Book Day and the BBC, one million books will be given away by an army of passionate readers to members of the public across the UK and Ireland.

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Journal Entry 3 by LittleSuz at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, March 04, 2011
Erm... this book isn't "Stuart: A Life Backwards" as it says above, but "The Relectant Fundamentalist" by Mohsin Hamid. At least I hope so!

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!

Journal Entry 4 by LittleSuz at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, July 11, 2011
The beauty of the novel is its ability to take the reader into different worlds, and to hence expose them to different cultural and political standpoints with minimal effort required. I love it when a story takes me away from my comfort zone, but does so in a way that doesn't irritate, offend or jar. The Reluctant Fundamentalist does that.

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'.

Journal Entry 5 by LittleSuz at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Friday, September 23, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (9/24/2011 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2011 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 6 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Thursday, September 29, 2011

I got this from the book table at the Unconvention. Thank you!

Journal Entry 7 by wingolagoriewing at Oberursel, Hessen Germany on Saturday, January 14, 2012

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.



Journal Entry 8 by wingolagoriewing at Imperial Palace in Hue, Hue Vietnam on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (1/29/2012 UTC) at Imperial Palace in Hue, Hue Vietnam

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