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This Booker Prize-nominated novel provides engaging characters and thought-provoking insight into the Muslim immigrant world.
She constructs and developes her characters carefully and believably, especially Nazreen, Chanu and Karim, as well as the novel's interesting minor figures.
I really could not care less what happened to any of the characters, and the ending was just as boring as the rest of the book.
Sort is predictable and typical. There were parts that were highly readable; the best parts I liked were the food. Story of Nazeen, who is always obedient. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ada Ardor
There's a good reason that Brick Lane was short-listed for the Man Booker award, and was nominated for a whole slew of other prizes too. It is just brilliant. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Prof Lesa
Not as good as I expected it to read. There is nothing grabbing you and keeping you reading. While it's culturally interesting book, not too exciting.Published 3 months ago by Kristinasv
Very satisfying. Told with modesty, subtlety and care. Very immersing without sensationalism. Writing was careful allowing you oly the perspective of the first person narrator in... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Adrien W Helm
I ws hooked form the 1st page. I have recommended this book to many people as not only was it unputdownable, but it gave a rare insight into another culture. Brilliantly writtenPublished 6 months ago by Anne Cox
was long and a bit draggy. wouldn't really recommend. the idea was good but a little bland. not a page turner.Published 6 months ago by Chithra Govindan
The book is a good insight into life in an immigrant area and how various newcomers adjust to the move to a different culture.Published 6 months ago by Lee Wright
I must admit that I first bought this book because I was leaving London after living off Brick Lane for a number of years and I was feeling prematurely nostalgic, so my... Read morePublished 7 months ago by A. Hogan
I found this book when I was visiting Brick Lane in London. It looked like an interesting neighborhood, so I looked forward to learning more from a novel. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David C. Hay