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B&N Recommends: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

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Book Cover Image: Title: The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Author: Mohsin Hamid Buy It From our editors: "Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a psychological thriller that spans continents and cultures, taking us from the privileged confines of Princeton University to the sun-baked Greek island of Santorini to the highest echelons of American finance. It's a journey we take in less than 200 pages -- and without leaving, until the very end, a small table at a modest tearoom in Lahore, Pakistan. Narrated in a single, unforgettable voice that eloquently reveals the tragic human realities of the post-9/11 world, it is an extraordinary work of empathy and imagination that Barnes & Noble Recommends."

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See our video interview with Hamid for an insider's look at the author and his inspirations.

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Re: B&N Recommends: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

I'm really looking forward to this. I have a bunch of questions for Mohsin. Namely, how did he develop and maintain the psychological unease that drives the narrative and makes the book a thinking man/woman's page-turning, thriller?
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Re: B&N Recommends: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

I have just started reading this and I'm totally lost. Please tell me it's going to get better. I rushed out last night to buy it and was so excited to start reading and now I hope I didn't make a mistake.
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Re: B&N Recommends: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid



laurarush wrote:
I have just started reading this and I'm totally lost. Please tell me it's going to get better. I rushed out last night to buy it and was so excited to start reading and now I hope I didn't make a mistake.
Laura




How far are you in, Laura? Is the single narrative throwing you off? Stick with it. It's well worth it.
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Re: B&N Recommends: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Hang in there - it's an extreme version of first person POV, but I think it's really facinating!



laurarush wrote:
I have just started reading this and I'm totally lost. Please tell me it's going to get better. I rushed out last night to buy it and was so excited to start reading and now I hope I didn't make a mistake.
Laura


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