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Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting . . . Changez is living an immigrant's dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by the elite "valuation" firm of Underwood Samson. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his ... Read full review

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For Westerners, especially Americans, this book is a primer on Middle Eastern discontent. It is not a story rooted in religious delusion, but rather cultural incompatibility.
This soliloquy (in the
first person) expands on the life of a disaffected immigrant, in his final disassociation with America.
Unless the reader was raised in the US, this story may disappoint or puzzle many. But in today's content (attempted bombings and retaliations), it is prescient.
A joy to read and a must have for anyone who seeks understanding.
 

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Beautiful writing...man, impressive.

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i bought this book last month but havnt yet finished

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