The Reluctant Fundamentalist

By Mohsin Hamid (2007) is the novel we are reading this school year. We are now into he first four chapters of the book.

I find the story quite interesting. So far I have only read 4 chapters, and I am yet not to be disappointed. The book is different from other books, which I find really fascinating. The story is told through monologue, without any response from the stranger listening.

The company Underwood Sam seemed like a prestigious and exclusive company, with top-quality workers. The trainee program seemed pretty harsh, but very fair. This gives the employees the vision of the American Dream. If you work hard, you will get rewarded.

Changez really liked New York. He felt like home there, not hard to understand when so much around him reminded him of his home town. The taxi drivers spoke the same language as him, not far from his apartment was a serving establishment called Punjab Deli. Tourists would even ask him for directions.

During the story, we get introduced to a woman named Erica. She was the love of Changez’ life. She is presented as a really attractive and smart woman. “She attracted people to her; she had presence, an uncommon magnetism.”

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