Thursday, 8 August 2013

Book of August

Where book of July was late, book of August is early.

It is the short, but powerful, engaging and darkly amusing Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. The story is of a student from Pakistan who finds himself torn between America and his own country, while struggling with his relationship with a damaged and sensitive girl. It is beautifully written and very gripping.

I believe it is about to be made into a film also, although it seems better as a book, being all in the first person.

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