• The Reluctant Fundamentalist

  • By: Mohsin Hamid
  • Narrated by: Mohsin Hamid
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize

New York Times best seller

Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

New York Times Notable Book

“Extreme times call for extreme reactions, extreme writing. Hamid has done something extraordinary with this novel.” (Washington Post)

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 encounter....

Changez 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 elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his relationship with Erica shifting. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.

©2007 Mohsin Hamid (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Excellent

I’m not a paid reviewer and haven’t read Hamid’s other books thus cannot compare this to others he has written. “Reluctant Fundamentalist” is a masterpiece. I hung on every word of his monologue, the mystery, and brilliant story telling. I finished it much too quickly and will buy another of his books immediately. Hope I’m not disappointed.

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Captivated me from the first page.

Engrossing and perceptive, it grows deeper the more I reflect as a metaphor for the American psyche and it's interaction with the world.

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Lacking any plot

This book meanders with a stream of consciousness read in a monotonous fashion by the author
I really don’t have any positive recommendations about it

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