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I was very impressed with the author's ability to develop incredible characters in short stories!
This is a collection of powerful short stories illustrating the rural to urban transition in Pakistan and the impact of modernization on traditional Pakistani society.
They live in a distinct society, one that is the polar opposite of our own--yet the reader will feel close to these characters, will envy some, pity most.
The author, son of an American mother who wrote for the Washington Post and a Pakistani landowner, tells us at the end of the book that he belongs to both cultures, but sees the... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Kathleen Ann Burt
This book by Daniyal Mueenuddin is as fine a thing as I have read in years and has enriched my life. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Wild Bill Madison
The book was well written and interesting. Each short story highlights the life, and often death, of a character living in Pakistan and in some way connected to the property of a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Torry-Ballou
The book was recommended by a friend from Delhi. I expected to find poetry and beauty. I was not prepared for the extreme gloom throughout the book. No character ever seems happy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ingo Boltz
Seems the stories all have the same angle. And a bit depressing. Hopefully Pakistan is a lot more than a country whose people are wealthy or stinking poor. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SMyles
I am not a fan of short stories, and bought this book without realizing that's what it was. The writing is indeed excellent and I find the setting very interesting, but after story... Read morePublished 4 months ago by nekiuk
A book on the lives of one group of people, their hopes, dreams and failures. Enjoyable, informative and fast read.Published 6 months ago by NoSmallThing
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders gives an interesting understanding of a feudalistic Pakistan society. It is well structured, as one sees society from different angles. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Margrit Skott
This is one of the few books on my Kindle I find myself going back to for a slice of life under the feudals of Pakistan. Not much has changed for the downtrodden, of this I'm sure. Read morePublished 8 months ago by ferrariwalla