Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I've just finished reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. There is much to say. You should read it, too.

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Hi Susan,
Why should we read it? What is it about?
Heidi

susan said...

It is the story of a young Pakistani man who moves to the US to go to school and gets a job at a prestigious valuation firm. He experiences a difficult love-affair and then after 9-11, he has to come to terms with his feelings about the US and his home country and make some changes to his life.

That is a very lame summary. The story is told from his point of view as he is speaking to an American tourist (we don't really know if he is a tourist or not, actually) in Pakistan. That really makes it interesting.

I think it's a good read for us Americans who don't often get to consider 9-11 from another point of view. We sometimes have to look hard to find alternate viewpoints.

SO, that's what I think in a poorly-constructed nutshell.

Do we know each other in real life?

Susan

Heidi Markgraf, MagnetStreet Weddings said...

Thanks.
No, we don't know each other but I appreciate the way you think.
p.s. hope your meat loaf turned out well.

susan said...

Well, pleased to meet you. And thank you twice.

Susan