I love reading Blog Reviews:
Humming Words writes about The Reluctant Fundamentalist, "The book seeks to convey that violence is tragic not only for the victim but for the perpetrator as well." Really?
LitLovers offers quite a few literary criticisms and book club discussion questions of The Reluctant Fundamentalist on its "well-read online community" website. The Dallas Morning News writes, "It's a testament to author Mohsin Hamid's skill that Changez, despite this cold-blooded admission, remains a partly sympathetic character..." Do you agree?
BC blogcritics published Canadian Richard Marcus's provocative blog review "Is it any wonder the people of our countries who see no hope of life getting better lash out against you?" Did Mohsin Hamid write The Reluctant Fundamentalist to enlighten Americans? Is this a wake up call? What do you think? BC blogcritics site publishes reviews covering all aspects of contemporary culture and society from writers around the globe.
Curledup with a good book's blog has some interesting reviews. Luan Gaines writes, "Caught between cultures and filled with rage, Changez questions the futility of dreams and the danger of delusion: 'It is not always possible to restore one's boundaries after they have been blurred and made permeable by a relationship.'" That is a truth that I know.
I agree with what Caribousmom writes about The Reluctant Fundamentalist. "It is not Changez's story per se which drives the narrative of this compelling novella, but the tone of his voice."
Were you frustrated with the ending of The Reluctant Fundamentalist or did it fit right in with all the other ambiguities found in the book? The Devourer of Books shares her frustrations in her review of The Reluctant Fundamentalist with this expression, "No, I don't want to use my imagination about what happened, I want to know what actually happened to him and the others!" I don't think we know what is going to happen. I believe the author's ending was a warning for American's to "listen up and pay attention." I do love the name of Jen's blog.
I'm an expert amateur or maybe an amateur expert.