Friday, January 15, 2010

just finished reading

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid. My review here. Anyone else read it? Good discussion book, I think. Any thoughts?

I know I've been on a reading tear lately and you're probably REALLY sick about hearing what I've read, but it's my blog and I'll talk about what I want to!! And what I really want to talk about at present is books I've read with people who might also have read them or would be interested to. So there. No more apologism.

11 comments:

Amber Tidd Murphy said...

Funny you should post this -- it's timely for me. I am so proud to say that I am starting my 4th read of 2010: MIDDLESEX by Jeffery Eugenides.

I haven't read The Reluctant Fundamentalist, but I just added it to my list after reading your review.

Here is what I HAVE read so far this year:

Donna Tartt's THE LITTLE FRIEND
Jonathan S. Foer's EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
Christopher Buckley's NO WAY TO TREAT A FIRST LADY

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I like to hear (and see) that others are out there reading like mad. I posted my 7th review for the month today and thought at this rate I am going to strain an eye ball..... :)

Lisa said...

Ooh ooh, me, I read it a while back. Left a comment at TheBookBook.

moonrat said...

Amber--OO OO. Ok, so I haven't read ANY of those, but I loved A SECRET HISTORY and EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED. How were their cousins?

Sarah Laurenson said...

Heck. Don't apologize. I'm reading vicariously through you.

Been busy editing, writing, entering contests, commenting on other contest entries. Thanks for doing some extra book reading for me.

Matilda McCloud said...

I like your book suggestions. This is a book I've been meaning to read, but haven't for some reason. It sounds good, so I think I'll finally get around to reading it...

Raval911 said...

This was a terrific book. The language and storytelling carry the narrative on their own, but the story is engaging as well. Like a good ol' fashion noir but brilliantly updated, on point and sharp.
Thanks for posting the review, it was good to see someone else's take :)

Carolyn said...

I read The Reluctant Fundamentalist a couple of years ago and I still think about it today. At first I thought I would hate the first/second person and present tense narrative but it was only a couple of pages before I was too absorbed in the story to be bothered by a choice that normally, to me, feels like fingers down a chalk board.

The story is at turns touching and chilling. It is, of course, very topical but there's so much more in the story to lure you in.

I highly recommend this book, too.

Janet Reid said...

I read it some years back now too and I agree: it's a wonderful book!

Ben-M said...

Yeah, don't apologise. All this talk of reading is just fertilising and growing my to-be-read stack.

CKHB said...

It's on my endless "to read someday" list... I just finished Autobiography of a Face & Truth and Beauty, which is an excellent pairing.