“Intriguing story. Although it is fiction, it paints another picture of New York during the period of 9/11/01 and the weeks afterward. But a little depressing.”Mike wrote this review Tuesday, March 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mohsins Hamid's east and west story. How a young boy leaves his American dream to fight for his ideological demons. Waiting to watch it movie now.”Amna wrote this review Thursday, March 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“4.7 hrs - borrowed from dunlap library - At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting . . . Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by the elite "valuation" firm of Underwood Samson. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his infatuation with elegant, beautiful Erica pasdfasdfromises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.”Catherine E wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The stream of consciousness format really worked to propel the story into a strong page-turner, something easy to devour in a single sitting.”Madelyn C wrote this review Friday, February 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Sushil recommended this story that takes place right after September 11, 2001. Looks intriguing.
At Amazon.com, some reviewers didn't like what they thought was too much of an open-ended conclusion or even the attitude of the narrator toward the U.S. I thought it was a great story that was as much a psychological suspense story as it was political.”
“This is a very interesting read set around the dialogue of two people but with a great deal of suspense leading to a really thought provoking climax.”Nick Taylor wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Spiritually "enlightened" brown man talks condescendingly to an American. Haven't seen that before!
Good story though. Interesting stuff. Some mental illness. Some tough decisions. An interesting ending. I enjoyed it.”
“A very interesting story from the perspective of a Pakistani man educated in the US and how his life and perspective changes after 9-11”KokoDalal wrote this review Saturday, January 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Average.”Vismai wrote this review Thursday, January 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A really great book. Brings out my patriotic feels ;)”iNoor- College! A2! Exams! Studies! No time! Pressure! wrote this review Sunday, December 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No