The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel by Mohsin Hamid that tells the story of Changez, a young Pakistani man who moves to New York City after graduating from Princeton University.
He works at a prestigious financial analysis firm and falls in love with a woman from the upper echelons of New York society. However, after the events of 9/11, Changez’s life takes a dramatic turn as he begins to question his identity and his place in American society.
The main themes of the book include identity, belonging, and the impact of political events on personal lives. The novel explores the complex relationship between America and Pakistan, as well as the effects of globalization on individuals and societies. It also delves into the themes of power, privilege, and the role of the individual in shaping their own destiny.
What I Liked
I will read anything Mohsin Hamid puts out. He is one of my (if not my) favorite novelist ever. Read all his books.
What I Did Not Like
Nothing – great read.