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An eerie uietly powerful story The structure is simple enough a monologue A cafe in Lahore and a young Pakistani is explaining to a silent American how he came to be an enemy of America There s menace there something is about to happen and soon You re not told why the American is there or what he does or uite why young Changez is telling him these things But there it is This voice educated articulate tinged with hostility and faux bonhomie and self pity speaking into the dusk ordering tea andwaiting There are reviewers at GoodReads who just didn t get the narrator who just disliked him out of hand After all they said full scholarship to Princeton near six figure Wall Street job at 22 beautiful American girlfriend how dare he dislike America I just kept reading and thinking about Dostoyevsky s Devils or Conrad s Under Western Eyes Changez would beexactlythe sort to end up a terrorist of some kind From a family with old name and status but no money Educated someplace where you re almost never aware of being different where suddenly money is an issue where status and formalized deference don t soften the edges of not having money A job with travel to places where you re aware of being American in the eyes of locals but being a mere foreigner to American customs officials Being smitten with a beautiful gentle Upper East Side girl who slips away from you Changez turns on the TV in a Manila hotel suite and sees the Towers burning on 11 September 2001 and finds himself suddenly unexpectedlysmiling However not You can see Changez being as surprised as any of his American employers and friends at just how much resentment is there Just the sort of person who could be recruited who d find himself seeking out places where he could open up his anger There s no grand political justification here no sudden acceptance of Islam or jihad Changez is secular and his disdain for Americans isn t religious as much it is based on tribe and class and a sense of falling between identities Mohsin Hamid gives his narrator a disturbing and uiet sense of slowly growing bitterness and isolation as well as a slowly growing desperation about finding an identity I am a Kurtz he tells his nameless American listener waiting for my Marlowe The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an unexpected find and a story with a whole cast of ghosts and ideas happening just behind the main narrative Very much worth reading and a book where you ll be uncovering layers in Changez s monologue for a long time Tales of the Unquiet Gods reactions extreme writing Hamid has done something extraordinary with this novel Washington PostOne of those achingly assured novels that makes you happy to be a Heart Attack reader Junot Diaz Brief charming and uietly furious a Timekeepers How the World Became Obsessed With Time resounding success Village Voice A Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Bo. 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The Reluctant Fundamentalist review à 3 download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ã Mohsin Hamid 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 encounterChangez is living an immigrant's dream of America At the top of his class at Princeton he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm He thrives on the energy of New York and his budding romance with elega. A real bowl of literary prawn crackers you eat and eat and they taste of nothing they re entirely synthetic like a form of extruded plastic but you can t stop and then you realise the whole bowl is gone and what was that all about This is not a good book and yet it was compelling I can t deny it a smooth snaky insinuating monologue which in retrospect and often in real time spect is a ridiculous tissue of allegory you ve seen all this in other reviews but it s all horribly true our reluctant hero s name is Changez that s rightCh ch ch changez to youand his svelte not uite attainable lurve is Am EricaI hope Mohsin Hamid wakes up in hot sweats in the middle of the night thinking Oh God how could I have done thatThe fundamentalism of the title is from the business slogan of the arbitrage company he works for in New York focus on the fundamentals that s the fundamentalism he s reluctant about Okay nice jokeThat said a lot of the reviews of this book would have you believe it s an apology for al aeda no it s not Changez is an extraordinarily secular Muslim I think the M word is used once only in the whole book and nowhere does he speak of Islam The opposition to America which is eventually accepted and embodied by our troubled young man is entirely political he does give a faint but pertinent impression of America as the lover who kills you or as the murderer who loves you But oh dear this kind of thing is not good I had always resented the manner in which America conducted itself in the world your country s constant interference in the affairs of others was insufferable Vietnam Korea the straits of Taiwan I thought there was so much to be said about how the East wants what the West has got without wanting to be colonised and disembowelled by the West and how America is the very embodiment of guilty pleasure and how this love hate thing is like to drive entire countryfuls of young men raving mad given the repressive anti sex poverty stricken societies they come from and how this explains a whole lot but Hamsid s touch was so light you could almost have mistaken it for shallowness Two and a half