The book starts off really well. The entire part of the novel based in the home country is convincing and engaging and the characters are excellent. The story just gets silly in London and I felt like giving up on the novel entirely. The story of their relationship is good but the events taking place just left me cold I’m afraid.
Oddly bloodless tale of migrants and their migrations. This never really seemed to get going which may itself have been a metaphor for the transient lives of our protagonists, but it felt kind of weightless which is the exact opposite of how I remember The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
I haven't yet finished reading it completely, though I believe the narrative thread is ok. Some parts engage me more, more others, somewhat, become a bit static, and boring. I think it has to do with the fact that what the book narrates as the state of affairs from the western world to those who have to search for a refugee status somewhere else in the world.
A good short read although at times a little perplexing , one has to use quite a bit of imagination . I'm not sure if it's a love story or something else . I must admit I enjoyed his other books a tad better than this one .
I quite enjoyed this. It started well and I cared about the characters, but it then became increasingly quirky and jumpy, leaving ‘reality’ behind and I liked it less. A little moving at the end, it should have been more so.
The book like the reluctant fundamentalist is well written and the characters come alive in the reading which is why the story line becoming obscure and shifting into a dystopian paradigm becomes disappointing. Despite this i would recommend it.