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We happened to read and discuss The Reluctant Fundamentalist in one of the most stressful, anxiety-wrought, and confusing months of my life. The ambiguity of this book, the myriad possible interpretations, my own growing uncertainty, and the disaster that was my oral presentation only added to the crushing self-doubt that I was allowing to run […]

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“But surely it is the gist that matters; I am, after all, telling you a history, and in history, as I suspect you–an American–will agree, it is the thrust of one’s narrative that counts, not the accuracy of one’s details. Still I can assure you that everything I have told you thus far happened, for […]

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One of the reviews, by Philip Pullman, at the beginning of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, calls the novel a thriller. I found the comment interesting, because it probably  would have been the last thing I would have called the novel. Throughout the novel, Changez frequently calls attention to his guest’s gun holster, and at the end of […]

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