The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Mohsin Hamid)


For Westerners, especially Americans, this book is a primer on Middle Eastern discontent. It is not a story rooted in religious delusion, but rather cultural incompatibility.
This soliloquy (in the first person) expands on the life of a disaffected immigrant in London, and in his final disassociation with America.
Unless the reader was raised in the US, this story may disappoint or puzzle many. But in today’s content (attempted bombings and retaliations), it is prescient.
A joy to read and a must have for anyone who seeks understanding of young Muslim emmigrants.

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About Gringo Bush Pilot

Retired process and systems manager; itinerant aviation devotee; and real estate investment loan officer. In short, an American economic refugee, retired in Asia.
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