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The Reluctant Fundamentalist
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on 13 July 2017
I was expecting a sympathetic novel about the radicalisation of an Islamic man in America, one that might make us all think more deeply about what it means to be a citizen of the West. Instead this reads as a clumsy anti-American/West screed: with the elitism of Princeton, the sinister brutality of the banking class, the messed-up abortive love affair with a woman who ends up in a mental institution, and the repeated equivalence between Western military action and the targeted killing of civilians. Some might find the style a bit off-putting too. The entire book is in the form of a monologue between Changez and a nonspeaking American, who meet one evening in Lahore.
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on 22 March 2017
Timely,sharp writing.Creates a sympathetic portrait of a man forced to reassess his loyalties.
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on 12 August 2017
Very thought-provoking and prescient considering it was written ten years ago.
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on 31 May 2017
Compelling, vivid read that I couldn't put down
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on 30 August 2017
What a book! What a writer!
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on 3 April 2017
Clunky and obvious.

Would not recommend.
Very interesting story but written in a way which denies the reader the opportunity to empathize with any of the characters.
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on 22 September 2017
Interesting way to write a book - a story told in a cafe with flashbacks to his past life.Didn't warm to him though - strange end!!
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on 4 March 2017
Excellent book. Beautifully written, thought provoking and very relevant to the issues the world faces today.
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on 5 July 2017
Nice
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on 11 March 2017
Perfect!
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