Skip to main content

More titles to consider

Loading...

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
itemsitem

Ratings and Book Reviews ()

Overall rating

4.3 out of 5
5 Stars
59 reviews have 5 stars
4 Stars
36 reviews have 4 stars
3 Stars
12 reviews have 3 stars
2 Stars
3 reviews have 2 stars
1 Star
3 reviews have 1 stars

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • A good start...

    This is a well written and intelligent book, clearly a modern version of Antigone. While many critics laud this as a masterwork, I feel the story had just started to get interesting when it ended. This author is clearly very talented and I think she could have added significantly to the fable of Antigone, giving it even further life and vitality within the modern lexicon. Kamila Shamsie has the gift of describing a culture which differs from my own in a warmly human way. In this work she describes the commonality between us as a species, rather than the artificial preconceptions which arise from ignorance or the lack of cultural norms. I feel this book is -“A good start...” - hers is a world I would love to spend more time in, questioning my own preconceptions and thinking about the great moral questions which, in some way or another , impact upon us all.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    3 person found this review helpful

    3 people found this review helpful

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • So good!

    I enjoyed so many aspects of this novel: Eammon's sense of humour; Eammon's and Aneeka's love story; and a believeable story about how a naive young man could be lured in to ISIS. The writing was top notch. A thoroughly enjoyable, if ultimately sad, read.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Captivating and Brilliant.

    Kamila's writing style is captivating in such a different way to any of the contemporary writers that the words seem to hang in the air around you while you read them. The effect of those words echoing in your surrounding for a while even after you've put down the book. I would have loved the novel to continue; however it was a novel that leaves you wanting for more on purpose. A must read.

    Thanks for your feedback!

    1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Oops

    Watch for sudden end, good writing though, as you might expect

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

  • So relevant

    Shirtly after this our mslim home secretary started a row on the death penalty for niw ex english citizens. Beautifully moving. I was gripped from start to finish

    Thanks for your feedback!

    0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS