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The Reluctant Fundamentalist is Mohsin Hamid's thrillingly provocative international bestsellerShortlisted for the Man Booker prize in 2007Now a major film directed by Mira Nair and starring Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland'Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard. I am a lover of America . . . 'So speaks the mysterious stranger at a Lahore cafe as dusk settles. Invited to join him for tea, you learn his name and what led this speaker of immaculate English to seek you out. For he is more worldy than you might expect; better travelled and better educated. He knows the West better than you do. And as he tells you his story, of how he embraced the Western dream -- and a Western woman -- and how both betrayed him, so the night darkens. Then the true reason for your meeting becomes abundantly clear . . .Challenging, mysterious and thrillingly tense, Mohsin Hamid's masterly The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a vital read teeming with questions and ideas about some of the most pressing issues of today's globalised, fractured world.'Masterful . . . A multi-layered and thoroughly gripping book, which works as a poignant love story, a powerful dissection of how US imperialist machinations have turned so many people against the world's superpower - and as a thriller that subtly ratchets up the nerve-jangling tension towards an explosive ending' Metro'Beautifully written . . . more exciting than any thriller I've read for a long time' Philip Pullman'A brilliant book' Kiran Desai'Admirably spare and amazingly exciting' Rachel Cooke, New StatesmanMohsin Hamid is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. His fiction has been translated into over 30 languages, received numerous awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He has contributed essays and short stories to publications such as the Guardian, The New York Times, Financial Times, Granta, and Paris Review. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he spent part of his childhood in California, studied at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and has since lived between Lahore, London, and New York.
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Denne er massiv! Jeg ser på min profil at jeg vel har lest rundt 30 bøker i året de siste par åra, og 52 bøker er derfor enormt mye. Jeg skal vurdere om jeg skal la den samme boka telle i flere kategorier. Begynner allerede å legge inn bøker jeg leser nå som passer, for å få en "head start". Gjør skriften fet når jeg er ferdig.
1. A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy - N. K. Jemisin: "The Obelisk gate"
2. A book with one of the 5 W's in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
3. A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y: Terry Pratchett - «The colour of magic»
4. A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc): Leigh Bardugo - "Crooked kingdom"
9. A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror): Jessica Townsend - "Wundersmith"
10. A book featuring an historical figure
11. A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject: Richard Adams - "Watership down"
12. A book about reading, books or an author/writer: Klaus Hagerup og Lisa Aisato - "Jenta som ville redde bøkene"
13. A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list: Neil Gaiman og Terry Pratchett - «Good Omens» (staff pick sommeren 2018)
14. A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term: Stanislaw Lem - "The star diaries"
15. A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country
16. A book told from multiple perspectives: Lian Hearn - "I lys av månen"
17. A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia): Neal Shusterman - «Scythe»
22. A book with a number in the title or on the cover: Hans Olav Lahlum - "De fems tegn"*
23. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "The sign of the four"(gammel bok)
24. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New: Tahareh Mafi - "Shatter me" (en "ny" verden)**
25. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed:
26. 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue: Lars Mytting - Søsterklokkene
27. A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list: John Irving - «A prayer for Owen Meany»
28. A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.): Philip Pullman - "The subtle knife"
29. A book published before 1950: Charles Dickens - "A Christmas Carol"
30. A book featuring an elderly character: Kelly Barnhill - "The girl who drank the moon"
31. A children’s classic you’ve never read: Madeleine L’Engle - «A wrinkle in time»
32. A book with more than 500 pages: Sarah J. Maas - «Empire of storms»
33. A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet: Diana Gabaldon - "Outlander"
34. A book with a person's name in the title: J. K. Rowling - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
39. A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life: Dag Solstad - "Genanse og verdighet"
40. A book you stumbled upon: Jo Walton - «Among others»
41. A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards: Sarah J. Maas - "Kingdom of ash"
42. A book with a monster or "monstrous" character: Sarah J. Maas - "Tower of dawn"
43. A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]: Kathy Reichs - "Spider bones"
44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.): Kathy Reichs - "Flash and bones"
45. A multi-generational saga: Eka Kurniawan - "Skjønnhet er et sår"
46. A book with a (mostly) black cover: Leigh Bardugo - "Six of crows»
47. A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.): Mohsin Hamid - "The reluctant fundamentalist" (hele den narrative rammen er hovedpersonen som deler et måltid med en amerikaner og forteller ham historien)
48. A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year: Philip Pullman - "The Amber Spyglass"
49. A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country: Lian Hearn - «Barn av Otori»
50. A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual): Jan Roar Leikvoll - «Fiolinane»
51. A book published in 2019: Bård Borch Michalsen - "Verbene som beveger verden"
52. A book with a weird or intriguing title: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "A study in Scarlet"
A book becoming a movie in 2019: Neil Gaiman og Terry Pratchett - "Good Omens" (ble riktignok TV-serie, ikke film, men det er jo slik det fungerer i dag)
A book that makes you nostalgic: J. K. Rowling - «Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince»
A book written by a musician (fiction or non-fiction)
A book you think should be turned into a movie: Leigh Bardugo - "Crooked kingdom"
A book with at least one million ratings on Goodreads: J. K. Rowling - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
A book with a plant in the title or on the cover: Lisa Aisato - "Livet - illustrert"
A reread of a favorite book: Philip Pullman - "The subtle knife"
A book about a hobby: Klaus Hagerup og Lisa Aisato - "Jenta som ville redde bøkene"
A book you meant to read in 2018: N. K. Jemisin - "The Obelisk Gate"
A book with “pop”, “sugar” or “challenge” in the title
A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover: Neal Shusterman - «Scythe»
A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore: Diana Gabaldon - "Outlander"
A book published posthumously: Robert Jordan / Brandon Sanderson: "A Memory of light" (RJ døde før denne siste og et par av de andre bøkene i hans monumentale serie Wheel of time" var ferdigstilt. Han hadde dog skrevet en god del notater og også fortalt sin kone hva som skjedde med flere av karakterene, dette ble utgangspunktet for Sandersons ferdigstillelse)
A book you see someone reading on TV or in a movie: Madeleine L’Engle - «A wrinkle in time» (leses av karakteren Sawyer i TV-serien LOST)
A retelling of a classic
A book with a question in the title
A book set on a college or university campus: Sarah J. Maas - "Tower of Dawn" (Torre Cesme er en utdanningsinstitusjon for healere)
A book about someone with a superpower: Sarah J. Maas - «Empire of storms»
A book told from multiple character POVs: Ursula le Guin - «Left hand of darkness»
A book set in space: Stanislaw Lem - "The star diaries"
A book by two female authors: Maja Lunde og Lisa Aisato - "Snøsøsteren"
A book with a title that contains “salty,” “sweet,” “bitter,” or “spicy”
A book set in Scandinavia: Lars Mytting - "Søsterklokkene"
A book that takes place in a single day: Dag Solstad - "Genanse og verdighet"
A debut novel: Gail Honeyman - "Eleanor Oliphant har det helt fint" (2017)
A book that’s published in 2019: Bård Borch Michalsen - "Verbene som beveger verden"
A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature: Kelly Barnhill - "The girl who drank the moon"
A book recommended by a celebrity you admire
A book with “love” in the title
A book featuring an amateur detective: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "A study in Scarlet" (denne vil nok en del være uenige i, Holmes er tross alt "consulting detective" men har ingen formell kompetanse innen feltet såvidt man finner ut)
Abook about a family: Jan Roar Leikvoll - "Fiolinane"
A book written by an author from Asia, Africa, or South-America: Mohsin Hamid - "The reluctant fundamentalist"
A book with a zodiac sign or astrology term in the title:
A book that includes a wedding: Lian Hearn - "I lys av månen'
A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter: Philip Pullman - «The Amber Spyglass»
A ghost story: Charles Dickens - "A Christmas carol"
A book with a two-word title: Jo Walton - "Among others"
A novel based on a true story: Kathy Reichs - "Flash and bones"
A book revolving around a puzzle or game
Your favorite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge: Leigh Bardugo - Six of Crows (prompt: "A book involving a heist" from 2018)
A “cli-fi” (climate fiction) book: Tahereh Mafi - "Shatter me"
A “choose-your-own-adventure” book
An “own voices” book: Johannes Anyuru - «De kommer til å drukne i sine mødres tårer»
Reading a book during the season it is set in: Emil André Erstad - "Hareides fall - trettiseks dager som endra norsk politikk"
A LitRPG book
A book with no chapters / unusual chapter headings / unconventionally numbered chapters: Terry Pratchett - "The colour of magic"
Two books that share the same title (1)
Two books that share the same title (2)
A book that has inspired a common phrase or idiom (e.g. Big Brother from “1984”)
A book set in an abbey. Cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent: Philip Pullman - «La Belle Sauvage - Støvets bok 1» (ikke hele boka)