The Reluctant Fundamentalist

by Mohsin Hamid | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0141029544 Global Overview for this book
Registered by minx2012 on 1/8/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by minx2012 on Thursday, January 8, 2009
The back blurb:
"Excuse me sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America..."
So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to joinhim for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldly than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you about his story, of how he embraced the Western dream - and a Western woman - and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear...

Beautifully and sparely written, intriguing and enchanting at the same time as the narrator tells of his growing disenchantment.

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