Book Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

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This blog is a book review of Mohsin Hamid’s book ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

Rating out of 10: 8/10

Type: Fictional

Genre: Romance

Readability: Easy to read.


I really enjoyed this book the Reluctant Fundamentalist. I have never read a writing style like Mohsin Hamid’s and it was a quick read that features elements of romance, history, adulthood and general themes of finding one’s path in life. The book takes place as a conversation between the main character whom is telling his story to a traveller while they walk through a city in Pakistan. The reader is taken back into the past and then propelled back into the present as the book switches between the storyline of the main character and the present moment. This book is a long-winded story about romance, a move to the United States and the cultural and societal differences between a University student whom moves from Pakistan to the United States. Hamid really puts the reader inside the mind of the main character and takes you through their thoughts, feelings and emotions. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a book I would read again and also a book I would recommend to friends.

Audience: This book suits teenagers and above.

Conclusion: I enjoyed this book and would read it again.


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