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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Review: Kismet: A Desi Rhapsody in London

KISMET - A DESI RHAPSODY IN LONDONKISMET - A DESI RHAPSODY IN LONDON by Shaheen Darr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kismet is a rich read following the lives of several Pakistani families living in London. We see through the eyes of several of the characters as the book meanders through their stories, allowing a unique view of how they interconnect. There's no "big action" in this book. Instead, the story is made of pieces of daily life, and that's what makes it successful. I found myself pondering the characters when I wasn't reading, wondering where their stories were going.

The narrative was bulky at times, but I would recommend this book to readers looking to expand their world view and experience culture. I'm still thinking about it.

(I received a free copy for an honest review.)

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