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Sahoya speaks for a modern generation
on 4 August 2017
I seriously thought this was a fantastic book - its so easy to read and get pulled into - it's like a friendly aunty sat in your kitchen chatting about someone's private life with more and more twists and shocking turns as she discloses. It flowed like sand through my fingers - I guess it's because you feel like you're travelling with the main character, seeing him go from a British Asian hipster to an increasingly affected religious young man as a clash of cultures and a growing despondency with life cuts deeper and deeper in his heart and mind. He's really a guy who is struggling but he slowly isolates himself more and more until a sinister choice is made.
Normally a troubling subject to even consider, it's told so effortlessly and easily as you go deeper and deeper on the journey with him; one of the best stories I've read in the last five years. Absolutely fantastic and for me, it's up there with the likes of 'the reluctant fundamentalist' and 'east is east.' Well done Sunjeev Sahoya. I can't wait to read the year of the runaways. I've bought it my mum as a present and then I'm reading it!