Book Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist


I recently finished reading ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ by Mohsin Hamid.To be honest the book wasnt upto my expectations.I have previously read ‘Moth Smoke’ by Mohsin and that book was a real treat.

A young Pakistani man narrates his story at a chai khana to a forigner about his life in the States. How he was a top student there and later got picked by a top form for a job.However after 9/11 he started feeling an identity crisis and felt lost.

Although this book is interesting but it is not as insightful and engaging as Moth smoke.There are lots of angels and issues that could have been discussed with regard to Fundamentalism and the western phobia with bearded men in general and Pakistani men in particular.
If you are a Mohsin Hamid fan skip this book!

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