The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

By Mohsin Hamid

  • Release Date: 2008-04-14
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 287 Ratings


Now a major motion picture
Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize
A New York Times bestseller
A Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Notable Book

“Extreme times call for extreme reactions, extreme writing. Hamid has done something extraordinary with this novel.”Washington Post
“One of those achingly assured novels that makes you happy to be a reader.”—Junot Diaz
“Brief, charming, and quietly furious . . . a resounding success.”—Village Voice 

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 encounter . . .
          Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises 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 relationship with Erica shifting. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.


Amazon/iTunes Reviews

  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist

    By Shahnyz
    I have read plenty of novels and this by far is one of my favourites!! I could not stop reading it until I finished it all, a true page turner and two thumbs up for the author who wrote this brilliant one. After reading this I am wondering what will or what happened next, was it an assassin or just his business card. The depth of the characters were amazingly sought out through out the character and the manner it was told, outstanding!! I could relate to each character myself and be in the world that Changez was in!! I assure anyone who reads this novel won't be disappointed. Thanks for a great book like this. Totally worth ones money and time.
  • A fascinating first person narration.

    By James Nelson
  • Written...

    By B_Russ
    Extremely well. Engaging, page flipping, thought provoking. But I was hoping for a little more substance to the conclusion.
  • The reluctant fundamentalist

    By Weavepup
    Very interesting narrative style. Thought provoking story. I cannot get it to close on my iPhone, though.
  • Interesting

    By TheEnternalReader
    This book is a very interesting. Brief yet rivetting!