‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid

I just read this novel because it is part of Eddy’s syllabus for Contemporary Fiction at Marjon and I thank him for recommending it. The language is deceptively simple but if you pay attention to it you will realise how much work the writer puts on it in order to create multiple layers of meaning.

It has a bit of the vibe of  White Tiger, with an extremely unreliable narrator that lures and seduces you at the same time that tricks you all along because you really don’t know what to make of him. And the end…well, the end is the stroke of a genius…

Hamid, H. (2007) The Reluctant Fundamentalist. London: Penguin.

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