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Far fetched-written to 'shock' !
on 20 April 2010
Just finished this. It started off as expected. Muslim males being dominant, very anti women, females in house treated very badly,no respect. So far,the stereotype of the muslim family coming to Britain, and behaving as if they are still in Pakistan.Even the arranged marriage back in Pakistan is predictable. The 'escape' I can accept too -BUT here is where I start to wonder if this girl has then gone on to invent a life,embelishs the story a bit, to sell a book on an otherwise very ordinary (albeit unpleasant) life. The prostitution, working in flats in other cities is a far cry from a lonely sheltered muslim girls life experience, of being terrified of the males in her own family, to taking men on as an escort! Also, a couple of things baffled me, halfway through her life as a working girl, she bought a nice house,got a mortgage, car etc-HOW!? What income did she declare to the Lender?? And her 'rich client' who just handed her £100.000 to pay her mothers debts off-then she moved away from him and married someone else! Bit far fetched to be believable. For me, just another 'jumping on the muslim lifestyle bandwagon' story -and I have read LOADS of believable books like this, with more substance.